Watch On Deadly Ground
- 1 hr 41 min
Forrest Taft (Steven Seagal) is working for an Alaskan oil company by the name of Aegis as an environmental agent. Michael Jennings (Michael Caine) is the CEO of Aegis, and he is as corrupt as they come, willing to cut corners if it will help his company prosper. Oil rights for the newest rig are about to run out in less than two weeks, so Jennings is aggressively pushing for his team to make sure that the rig is ready and operational, regardless of whether he has to use substandard parts to make it happen. As a result of these substandard parts, Forest is called in to deal with explosions that set back the operations further. Hugh Palmer (Richard Hamilton) and Forrest are friends who are on the opposite side of the spectrum, and while Palmer tries to enlighten Forrest as to the reason why the AEGIS-1 is dangerous, Forrest thinks of it as the ramblings of an old man. Forrest eventually decides to do a little snooping of his own, and uses his access code, a decision that puts him in hot water with his boss. Under threats of exposure, Palmer is ordered to be put to death by Jennings, while Taft is sent to deal with a pump station that is supposed to be damaged, but it is a trap, and he just barely escapes with his life. Taft is picked up by an Eskimo tribe and taken back to their village, where he is attended to and nursed back to health. It does not take long for Taft to determine that the AEGIS-1 needs to be stopped. Jennings sends his henchmen to look for Taft and when they turn up empty handed, he deduces that Taft is still alive. Steven Seagal directs and produces this action thriller, with supporting roles by Joan Chen as Masu, Billy Bob Thornton as Homer Carlton and John C. McGinley as MacGruder.