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Siege
Columbia Tri-Star - 1998
Clement Perry
May 1999

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A special agent of the FBI, a case officer of the CIA, and a general in the U.S. Army have all taken the same oath- "to support and defend the Constitution" -but when a bus blows up in Brooklyn and a campaign of terror begins to make its bloody mark on a city under siege, the men and women who have sworn to protect the country must now reckon with the many implications of their oath.

Anthony "Hub" Hubbard (Denzel Washington), the head of the joint FBI/NYPD terrorism task force, is the man charged with keeping New York City safe from an array of threats that seem to grow more terrifying with every headline. Elise Kraft (Annette Bening) is a CIA operative, now undercover, with important sources in the Arab-American community and ambiguous ties to the suspects. Her agenda, like that of her government's foreign policy, is more complex than Hub's. And yet these two are forced to work together, forging an uneasy alliance, as the incidents of terror threaten to paralyze the city.

But before they can accomplish their mission, the public's clamor for safety forces the hand of the President of the United States - whose only recourse is to declare a State of Emergency and ask help from the military. General William Devereaux (Bruce Willis) is a thoughtful, cautious warrior who well knows the dangers of bringing the army onto the streets of an American city. Although he argues against it, when he's given the unenviable task of imposing military order he responds as a soldier must, with unquestioning obedience and purpose.

Special Features

Theatrical trailer.

Studio

20th Century Fox

Release Date

4/20/99

Year

1998

Retail Price

29.98

Rating

R

Starring 

Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Chip Zien, Sami Bouajila

Director

Edward Zwick

Sound

DD5.1

Category

Action Adventure

Running Time

115 Minutes

Color/BW

Color

Widescreen Format

Yes

Standard Format

Yes

Aspect Ratio

2.35:1

Regionally Coded

Yes

Closed Caption

Yes

Languages

English/French

Sub-Titles

English/Spanish

THX Certified

Yes

Multi-Audio

Yes

Interactive Menus

Yes

Scene Access

Yes

Production Notes

Yes

16:9 Enhanced

Yes

Movie on one side

Yes

Title Released

Yes