The Siege

20th Century Fox Released 1998




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Edward Zwick

The Seige is about Islamic militants unleashing terrorism in New York City. As FBI Terrorism Task Force-chief Anthony Hubbard investigates, a false-alarm bomb warning after a legit bomb, with many killed when a Brooklyn bus explodes. Agents track a potential suspect through Brooklyn, while Hub teams with Middle East expert and NSA operative Elise Kraft. After the FBI knocks out three Arabs in a Brooklyn apartment, an explosion in a Broadway theater is followed by attacks on a school and FBI headquarters. When the President declares martial law, neo-fascist Army General William Devereaux swings into action, deploying tanks through Brooklyn, capturing Arab-American males, and herding them into an open-air stadium detention camp. Hub's Arab-American FBI associate Frank Haddad is disgusted and quits when his son becomes one of the Arab detainees. With the Army out of control, the power-crazed Devereaux devises plans for torture and murder, turning his attention to Hub and Elise.


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Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

Major General William Devereaux

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard

Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub

Agent Frank Haddad

David Proval

David Proval

Danny Sussman

Annette Bening

Annette Bening

Elise Kraft / Sharon Bridger

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    • Production budget - $70,000,000
      Domestic gross - $40,981,289 (49th)
      Worldwide gross - $116,672,912 (34th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $69,904,118
      Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $199,015,628

    • Other production companies:
      Lynda Obst Productions
      Bedford Falls Productions

    • Filming locations:
      Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
      Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
      Dumont Dunes, California
      Gould Memorial Library, Bronx Community College, Bronx, New York City, New York
      New York State Supreme Court building, Brooklyn, New York City, New York
      20th Century Fox Studios, Century City, Los Angeles, California
      Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, New York

    • Taglines:
      1. On November 6th our freedom is history.
      2. An enemy they can't see. A nation under siege. A crisis they can't control.

    • Music:
      First You Cry
      Written by Buddy Flett and David Egan
      Performed by Little Buster And The Soul Brothers
      Great Leap Forward
      Written by Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill
      Performed by Simple Minds


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