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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/OnDeadlyGround''. Both movies are environmental themed, and both of them star Steven Seagal.


In the peaceful Appalachian hills of eastern Kentucky, toxins are being dumped into abandoned mines, causing environmental havoc, but the locals, mindful of their jobs and the power of the mine owners, can do nothing. Environmental Protection Agency CID agent Jack Taggart (Creator/StevenSeagal) is sent to investigate, after a fellow agent is found dead, probably not by accident. The EPA has received an anonymous letter from the town of Jackson, Kentucky, and Taggart goes there undercover to continue his colleague's investigations. It turns out that the Hanner Coal Company is responsible for the dumpings, and that it doesn't like Taggart nosing around. Thus, it sends some of its goons to go and rough him up...

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In the peaceful Appalachian hills of eastern Kentucky, toxins are being dumped into abandoned mines, causing environmental havoc, but the locals, mindful of their jobs and the power of the mine owners, can do nothing. Environmental Protection Agency CID agent Jack Taggart (Creator/StevenSeagal) is sent to investigate, after a fellow agent is found dead, probably not by accident. The EPA has received an anonymous letter from the town of Jackson, Kentucky, and Taggart goes there undercover to continue his colleague's investigations. It turns out that the Hanner Coal Company Company, owned by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Orin Hanner Sr.]] (Music/KrisKristofferson) is responsible for the dumpings, and that it doesn't like Taggart nosing around. Thus, it sends some of its goons to go and rough him up...


Includes cameos by country music performers Music/RandyTravis, Music/MarkCollie, Music/EdBruce, Music/MartyStuart, and Music/TravisTritt, and country-rocker and member of Music/TheBand Levon Helm.

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Includes cameos by country music performers Music/RandyTravis, Music/MarkCollie, Music/EdBruce, Music/MartyStuart, Mark Collie, Ed Bruce, Marty Stuart, and Music/TravisTritt, and country-rocker and member of Music/TheBand Levon Helm.


Includes cameos by country music performers Music/RandyTravis, Mark Collie, Ed Bruce, Marty Stuart, and Travis Tritt, and country-rocker and member of Music/TheBand Levon Helm.

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Includes cameos by country music performers Music/RandyTravis, Mark Collie, Ed Bruce, Marty Stuart, Music/MarkCollie, Music/EdBruce, Music/MartyStuart, and Travis Tritt, Music/TravisTritt, and country-rocker and member of Music/TheBand Levon Helm.


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Includes cameos by country music performers Randy Travis, Mark Collie, Ed Bruce, Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt, and country-rocker and member of The Band Levon Helm.

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Includes cameos by country music performers Randy Travis, Music/RandyTravis, Mark Collie, Ed Bruce, Marty Stuart Stuart, and Travis Tritt, and country-rocker and member of The Band Music/TheBand Levon Helm.


After ''Film/OnDeadlyGround'', there came '''''Fire Down Below'''''. However, it's far mellower and less [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy-handed]] than is ''that'' film.

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After ''Film/OnDeadlyGround'', there came '''''Fire ''Fire Down Below'''''.Below''. However, it's far mellower and less [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy-handed]] than is ''that'' film.


* GenreSavvy: Lloyd, the sheriff, knows that if you push Taggart, you'll only get in trouble. Too bad nobody listens.


After ''OnDeadlyGround'', there came '''''Fire Down Below'''''. However, it's far mellower and less [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy-handed]] than is ''that'' film.

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After ''OnDeadlyGround'', ''Film/OnDeadlyGround'', there came '''''Fire Down Below'''''. However, it's far mellower and less [[{{Anvilicious}} heavy-handed]] than is ''that'' film.


In the peaceful Appalachian hills of eastern Kentucky, toxins are being dumped into abandoned mines, causing environmental havoc, but the locals, mindful of their jobs and the power of the mine owners, can do nothing. Environmental Protection Agency CID agent Jack Taggart (StevenSeagal) is sent to investigate, after a fellow agent is found dead, probably not by accident. The EPA has received an anonymous letter from the town of Jackson, Kentucky, and Taggart goes there undercover to continue his colleague's investigations. It turns out that the Hanner Coal Company is responsible for the dumpings, and that it doesn't like Taggart nosing around. Thus, it sends some of its goons to go and rough him up...

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In the peaceful Appalachian hills of eastern Kentucky, toxins are being dumped into abandoned mines, causing environmental havoc, but the locals, mindful of their jobs and the power of the mine owners, can do nothing. Environmental Protection Agency CID agent Jack Taggart (StevenSeagal) (Creator/StevenSeagal) is sent to investigate, after a fellow agent is found dead, probably not by accident. The EPA has received an anonymous letter from the town of Jackson, Kentucky, and Taggart goes there undercover to continue his colleague's investigations. It turns out that the Hanner Coal Company is responsible for the dumpings, and that it doesn't like Taggart nosing around. Thus, it sends some of its goons to go and rough him up...


* AntiClimax: There isn't really a big final action sequence. Something happens that proves the owner of the coal company is guilty, and Seagal goes to VivaLasVegas to shoot him in the leg with nary any opposition, and then Seagal goes back to Jackson to be with the love interest.

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* AntiClimax: There isn't really a big final action sequence. Something happens that proves the owner of the coal company is guilty, and Seagal goes to VivaLasVegas UsefulNotes/LasVegas to shoot him in the leg with nary any opposition, and then Seagal goes back to Jackson to be with the love interest.


* ShoutOut: The chase with the truck that gives Taggart the hardest time is heavily inspired by [[{{Film/Duel}} Duel]] and [[spoiler: when the truck crashes over the edge is almost shot for shot the same as when the truck crashes in Duel.]]

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* ShoutOut: The chase with the truck that gives Taggart the hardest time is heavily inspired by [[{{Film/Duel}} Duel]] and [[spoiler: when the truck crashes over the edge is almost shot for shot the same as when the truck crashes in Duel.]]]] The chapter title? "Duelling Trucks".

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* BigBadassRig: The truck that gives Taggart more trouble than any other fight.


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* GenreSavvy: Lloyd, the sheriff, knows that if you push Taggart, you'll only get in trouble. Too bad nobody listens.

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* ShoutOut: The chase with the truck that gives Taggart the hardest time is heavily inspired by [[{{Film/Duel}} Duel]] and [[spoiler: when the truck crashes over the edge is almost shot for shot the same as when the truck crashes in Duel.]]

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