Steven Seagal's Hollywood Film Career

Past Films

1982- The Challenge

The Challenge (1982) / Sword of the Ninja (1982)

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1988- Above the law

Above The Law (1988) / Nico

Actor & Producer & Writer, Nico Toscani

120 minutes- U.S.A., 1988, Video, SS

Directed by Andrew Davis and starring Steven Seagal, Henry Silva, Pam Grier Sharon Stone, Daniel Faraldo

Story: A renegade cop bucks the system after he uncovers a covert CIA drug-running operation in Chicago.

1989- Hard to kill

Hard To Kill / The Seven Year Storm


1990- Marked fot death

Marked For Death (1990) / Screwface

Actor & Producer, John Hatcher

120 minutes- U.S.A., 1990, Video, SS

Directed by Dwight H. Little and starring Steven Seagal, Basil Wallace, Keith David Joanna Pacula, Tom Wright

Story: A two-fisted DEA agent's retirement is shattered when Jamaican drug dealers invade his suburban Chicago neighborhood

1991- Out for Justice

Out For Justice (1991) / The Prince of Our Blood (working title)

Actor & Producer, Gino Felino

92 minutes- U.S.A., 1991, Video

Directed by John Flynn and starring Steven Seagal, William Forsythe, Jerry Orbach, Jo Champa

Story: A cop declares war upon a bunch of maffia-members in Brooklyn.

1992- Under siege

1994- On deadly ground

On Deadly Ground (1994) / Rainbow Warrior or Spirit Warrior (working titles)

Actor & Producer & Director, Forrest Taft

120 minutes- U.S.A., 1994, (CC), (PA), Video, SS, In Stereo

Directed by Steven Seagal and starring Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey, Shari Shattuck

Story: An ex-CIA agent declares war on an Alaskan oil company when substandard equipment threatens lives and the environment.

1995- Under siege 2


Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) / Under Siege 2

Actor & Producer, Casey Ryback

105 minutes- R, U.S.A., 1995, (CC), Video, SS, In Stereo, Adult language, graphic violence

Directed by Geoff Murphy and starring Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Katherine Heigl Everett McGill, Morris Chestnut, Kurtwood Smith

Story: A former CIA agent squares off against terrorists who have hijacked a train and threatened to launch orbiting missiles


1996- Executive Decision

Executive Decision (1996) / Critical Decision

Actor, Lt. Colonel Austin Travis

135 minutes- R, U.S.A., 1996, (CC), Video, SS, In Stereo, Adult language, violence

Directed by Stuart Baird and starring Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, John Leguizamo, Steven Seagal, Oliver Platt, Joe Morton

Story: A commando squad must conduct a midair assault upon a hijacked plane loaded with terrorists and a deadly nerve gas.

1996- Glimmer man

The Glimmer Man (1996)

Actor & Producer & Songwriter, James Cole

90 minutes- R, U.S.A., 1996, (CC), Video, SS, In Stereo, Adult language, nudity, violence

Directed by John Gray and starring Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton Brian Cox, Michelle Johnson, John Jackson

Story: A former government operative and a Los Angeles detective join forces to unmask a serial killer who preys on families.

The Glimmer Man was available for rent on tape, March 11, 1997 and on laserdisc, give or take, on April 10, '97. The vhs tape will be available for sale September 23rd. For those of you who are really hi-tech, Glimmer Man has been released in dvd format.

1997- Fire down below

Filming was completed in early fall, '96 in eastern Kentucky ( Breathitt, Leslie and Perry counties) and Louisville. The screenplay is by Jeb Stuart and Philip Morton and directed by Felix Alcala with the cast including Marge Helgenberger, Randy Travis, Levon Helm, Harry Dean Stanton, Kris Kristofferson, and Steven Lang. Look for action and music, lots of the latter, so, I think, get ready for something a little different than Seagal's earlier movies. Steven's recent appearance on Rosie O'Donnell's talk show again emphasized music, 'swampy' music as he calls it.

The plot involves an EPA agent (Seagal) who goes undercover in a small Kentucky community to investigate reports of toxic dumping in old, abandoned underground coal mines. As he becomes more involved with the investigation , he discovers dark family secrets of his new love interest that ultimately threaten the investigation and his life. The release date is scheduled for September 5th. A Warner Bros. film. Over a year ago. we bravely posed the question, "does Steven sing"? We have the answer; he does and has been seen recently at the LA House of Blues after the premiere of The Glimmer Man as well as on stage with Levon Helm's The Band in an October '96 concert held in New Jersey. Steven does sing and play guitar; look for him to play the guitar in Fire Down Below. An alert reader sent along a copy of a music CD entitled 'Music From the Films of Steven Seagal', featuring the soundtracks of Hard to Kill, Above the Law and Out for Justice, music by David Michael Frank. The music is fun to hear again but more informative is a long interview with the man himself....

1999- The Patriot.

The Patriot, an independent film, completed principle photography in the Fall of 1997. Mr. Seagal plays Dr. Wesley McClaren in this film written Paul Mones (he wrote Jean-Claude Van Damme's The Quest and Double Team). It was based on the book ``The Last American'' by William C. Heine. Dean Semler has been brought in to direct and Mr. Seagal is reportedly thrilled. They were supposed to make a film together two years ago called The Secret Smile but it was shelved at the last minute and Seagal did The Glimmer Man instead. Mr. Semler won a Oscar for his camera work on Dances With Wolves; this will be the second film he's directed.The first was FireStorm with Howie Long and Scott Glen, who worked with Mr. Seagal on his first movie The Challenge. The Plot? A biochemical weapon is released in Montana forcing a quarantine of the entire state. It is up to Seagal to save everyone. Mones says, "Steven is perfect for this role, portraying someone who learns how to survive and be resourceful."




Steven Seagal's Martial Arts History

The Patriot


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