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The Siege Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

[[Performer~P118079~Edward Zwick~edwardzwick]] directed this action thriller about Islamic militants unleashing terrorism in New York City. As FBI Terrorism Task Force-chief Anthony Hubbard ([[Performer~P74843~Denzel Washington~denzelwashington]]) investigates, a false-alarm bomb threat is followed by a legit bomb, with many killed when a Brooklyn bus explodes. Agents track a suspect through Brooklyn, while Hub teams with Middle East expert and NSA operative Elise Kraft ([[Performer~P5346~Annette Bening~annettebening]]). After the FBI wipes 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 ([[Performer~P76618~Bruce Willis~brucewillis]]) 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 ([[Performer~P64745~Tony Shalhoub~tonyshalhoub]]) 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. President Bill Clinton is seen denouncing terrorists in TV clips. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:November 6, 1998

Cast

Denzel Washington
as Anthony Hubbard
Annette Bening
as Elise Kraft/Sharon Bridger
Bruce Willis
as William Devereaux
Tony Shalhoub
as Frank Haddad
Mark Valley
as FBI Agent Mike Johanssen
Sami Bouajila
David Proval

Crew

Edward Zwick
Director
Edward Zwick
Producer
Lynda Obst
Producer
Edward Zwick
Screenwriter
Menno Meyjes
Screenwriter
Lawrence Wright
Screenwriter
Lawrence Wright
Screen Story
Roger Deakins
Cinematographer
Graeme Revell
Composer (Music Score)
Steven Rosenblum
Editor
Lilly Kilvert
Production Designer
Chris Shriver
Art Director
Peter Schindler
Executive Producer
Ann Roth
Costume Designer
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