Fire Down Below


1h 43m 1997

Brief Synopsis

EPA agent Jack Taggart has set out on assignment to discover the killer of his most trusted colleague. Following the agent's last known path, Taggart travels through Appalachia only to discover lethal chemical dumping sites of cyanide, benzene, and dTCE. The people in the region are getting sick and whoever is responsible for the dumping is being protected by a wall of silence. Infiltrating the community, Taggart centers his investigation around mining tycoon Orin Hanner who is tied to those mines being used for the illegal dumping. Taggart also meets Sarah Kellogg who protects a family secret that may lead to an ecological disaster.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Crime
Thriller
Nature
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Hazard, Kentucky, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

EPA agent Jack Taggart has set out on assignment to discover the killer of his most trusted colleague. Following the agent's last known path, Taggart travels through Appalachia only to discover lethal chemical dumping sites of cyanide, benzene, and dTCE. The people in the region are getting sick and whoever is responsible for the dumping is being protected by a wall of silence. Infiltrating the community, Taggart centers his investigation around mining tycoon Orin Hanner who is tied to those mines being used for the illegal dumping. Taggart also meets Sarah Kellogg who protects a family secret that may lead to an ecological disaster.

Crew

Shelby Lee Adams

Photography

Jeanette Agaronoff

Assistant

Laura Albert

Stunts

Gabriel R Alcala

Other

Joe Alves

Production Designer

Mike Anderson

Best Boy Grip

Matt Andes

Song

Bob Arnold

Stunts

Peter Atherton

Office Assistant

Lee Auerbach

Lighting

Sam Ayers

Stunts

David Ball

Song Performer

Alex Barraza

Best Boy Grip

Kevin Bartnoff

Foley Artist

Bob Beher

Foley Editor

Gary Belz

Music

Gary Belz

Song

Bonnie Bennett

Craft Service

Will Benson

Assistant Location Manager

Kona Bentley

Makeup Artist

Lon Bentley

Makeup Artist

Peter Bergland

Camera Assistant

Gar Blufer

Sound Effects

Rob Bollinger

Stunts

Clay Boss

Stunts

John Branagan

Stunts

Bob F Brown

Stunt Coordinator

Bill Brummond

Steadicam Operator

Joe Bucaro

Stunts

Buddy Buie

Song

Richard Burden

Stunts

Kelly Cabral

Visual Effects

Jeffry Capotorto

Stunts

William Carruth

Adr Editor

Richard Cetrone

Stunts

Steve Chambers

Stunts

Christine Cholvin

Music

James Churchman

Stunts

J R Cobb

Song

Mark Collie

Song

Mark Collie

Song Performer

Eddie Conna

Stunts

Rick Cowan

Assistant

Gary Cruise

Special Effects Foreman

Gary Dahlquist

Best Boy

Gary Daigler

Unit Production Manager

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunts

Herbert Davis

Camera Operator

James Deeth

Other

Lynn Del Kail

Hair Stylist

Michael Deluna

Stunts

Joe Divitale

Sound Editor

Phil Dupont

Assistant Director

Brian Dzayak

Camera Assistant

Dave Efron

Stunts

Jennifer Elias

Costumes

W Alexander Ellis

Assistant Director

Jim Emswiller

Video Assist/Playback

Danny Epper

Stunts

Jeannie Epper

Stunts

Tony Epper

Stunts

Jon Epstein

Stunts

Howard Fannon

Props Assistant

Dane Farwell

Stunts

John Paul Fasal

Sound Design

Kathleen Ferrera

Set Production Assistant

Robert A. Ferretti

Editor

Bridgitte Ferry

Costumes

Christina Fetters

Stunts

Scott Floren

Key Grip

Jill Flynn

Location Manager

Dean Folkvord

Song

Alan Forbes

Location Manager

David A Foster

Assistant Location Manager

Robert Friedman

Foley Artist

Christopher Furia

Accounting Assistant

Eric Gales

Song

Haden Garrett

Other

Gregory J Gault

Stunts

Tim Gedemer

Sound Design

Teddy Gentry

Song

Bruce Gibesons

Set Decorator

Troy Gilbert

Stunts

Grant Gilmore

Assistant Director

Paula Gilmore

Assistant

Paula Gilmore

Extras Agent/Coordinator

William S. Gilmore Jr.

Executive Producer

Nick Glennie-smith

Music

Eric Gotthelf

Foley Mixer

Bill Gray

Transportation Captain

Marty Grebb

Song

Shane Grier

Stunts

Randy Hall

Stunts

Scott Hall

Office Assistant

James Halty

Stunts

Don Hansard

Other

Lori D Harris

Costumes

Gene Harrison

Stunts

Rob Hart

Music

Alex Harvey

Song

Rosine Ace Hatem

Stunts

Levon Helm

Song Performer

Levon Helm

Song

Brooke Henderson Ward

Adr

Jimi Hendrix

Song Performer

Jimi Hendrix

Song

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Tim Hill

Transportation Coordinator

Bill Hiney

Art Director

Kane Hodder

Stunts

Marcia Holley

Stunts

Lightnin' Hopkins

Song

Lightnin' Hopkins

Song Performer

Andrea Horta

Adr Editor

Chuck Hosack

Stunts

Glenn Hoskinson

Sound Editor

Tom Houghton

Director Of Photography

Norman Howell

Stunts

Tom Jackson

Pilot

K Lee Johnson

Stunts

Brett Jones

Stunts

Donna Jones

Office Assistant

Jeff Jones

Other

Horace Jordan

Camera Operator

Steven Kates

Office Assistant

Russ Kavanaugh

Post-Production Supervisor

Daryl Kell

Music Editor

Mark Kersey

Other

Brian Kibbe

Camera Assistant

Anthony Kleeman

Stunts

Joel Kramer

Stunts

Mark Kudra

Props Assistant

Vincent Lascoumes

Assistant Director

Greg Lazzaro

Location Manager

Christophe Le Chanu

Set Production Assistant

Lena Leitman

Makeup Artist

Morris Levy

Song

Clarence Lewis

Song

Mark R Lilienthal

Special Effects Foreman

Melvin London

Song

Richard Lorenzana

Production Accountant

Craig Love

Stunts

Humberto Luna-gallardo

Assistant Editor

Thomas L Lupo

Stunts

Patsy Lynn

Song

Peggy Lynn

Song

Nancy Macleod

Foley Editor

Taj Mahal

Song Performer

James Malley

Costumes

Marc Mancuso

Stunts

Melanie Mander

Script Supervisor

Steve Mann

Sound Editor

Mark Mansbridge

Art Director

Tommy May

Key Grip

Ellis Mcdaniel

Song

Cliff Mclaughlin

Stunts

Lola Mcnalley

Hair Stylist

Keith Meriweather

Stunts

Marta Merrisfield

Stunts

Rexford Metz

Director Of Photography

Joseph Middleton

Casting

Brian D Mills

Dolly Grip

Andrea Mitchell

Set Production Assistant

Hilary Momberger

Script Supervisor

Bill Monroe

Song

Danny Moore

Song

Spencer Moore

Property Master

Andrea Moraz

Camera Assistant

Mildred Iatrou Morgan

Sound Editor

Mckinley Morganfield

Song

Leslie R Morris

Camera Assistant

Phil Morton

Screenplay

Mario Joseph Mugavero

Stunts

Michael Mukatis

Stunts

Michael Murphy

Film Editor

Leo Napolitano

Camera Operator

Julius R Nasso

Producer

Julius R Nasso

Production Manager

Jim Nickerson

Stunts

Jay Nierenberg

Sound Editor

Rosanna Norton

Costume Designer

Michael P Owen

Stunts

Randy Owen

Song

Randy Paik

Camera Assistant

Steven Palmer

Stunts

Thomas H Paul

Art Department

Brett Peters

Camera Assistant

Charles Picerni

Stunts

Steve Picerni

Stunts

Pee Wee Piemonte

Stunts

Jeff Podgurski

Stunts

David Pomeranz

Song

Randy Popplewell

Stunts

Troy Porter

Adr Mixer

Diane Prete

Props Assistant

Lynn Price

Construction Coordinator

John Prine

Song Performer

John Prine

Song

Bob Putynkowski

Color Timer

Thomas Reed

Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adventure
Crime
Thriller
Nature
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBI)
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Hazard, Kentucky, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 5, 1997

Released in United States on Video January 6, 1998

Director Uli Edel left the project early July 1996.

Feature film directorial debut for television director/director of photography Felix Enriquez Alcala.

Began shooting September 9, 1996.

Completed shooting December 4, 1996.

Project was originally at Columbia Pictures.

Released in United States Fall September 5, 1997

Released in United States on Video January 6, 1998