The Siege


1h 56m 1998

Brief Synopsis

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 campaign of terror begins to make its bloody mark on the streets of New York City, the men and women w

Film Details

Also Known As
Bel├Ągringen, Couvre-feu, Siege
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

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 campaign of terror begins to make its bloody mark on the streets of New York City, the men and women who have sworn to protect the country must now reckon with the many implications of their oath. Anthony "Hub" Hubbard, the head of the Joint FBI/NYPD Terrorism Task Force, is the man charged with keeping the city safe from an array of threats that seem to grow more terrifying with every headline. Elise Kraft 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 under siege.

Crew

Ray Abbott

Stunts

Greg Addison

Best Boy

Mike Akrawi

Stunts

Carl Aldana

Storyboard Artist

Joseph S Alfieri

Construction Coordinator

David Alstader

Foley Mixer

Neal Anderson

Sound Editor

Jeffrey Angel

Location Assistant

Henry Antonacchio

Foreman

Myles Aronowitz

Photography

Sam Askari

Consultant

Christopher Assells

Sound Editor

Joseph Badalucco

On-Set Dresser

Carl Bailey

Hair Stylist

Reggie Bailey

Production Assistant

Bill Baker

On-Set Dresser

Robert Balzarini

Video Assist/Playback

Bill Banyai

Other

Matthew J Barden

Grip

Anthony Batarse

Stunts

Cheryl Beasley-blackwell

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jeff Beatty

Advisor

Jeff Beatty

Other

Maureen Beitler

Medic

Bryan Belair

Construction Coordinator

Terri Belis

Video

Lon Bender

Sound Design

Bruce Benson

Other

Paul S Bernard

Assistant Director

Nyriccardo Bertoni

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Kathryn Bihr

Makeup Artist

Chino Binamo

Stunts

Kirt Birch-gentles

Other

Stanley Blackwell

Special Effects Foreman

Josh Blakeslee

Camera

Lee Blasingame

Steadicam Operator

Elizabeth Bolden

Grip

James Boniece

Key Rigging Grip

Daniel Myers Boone

Accountant

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Janet Brady

Stunts

Craig A Brink

Rigging Gaffer

Gary J Brink

On-Set Dresser

Kevin Brink

On-Set Dresser

Troy Brown

Stunts

Victoria Brown Mccready

Accounting Assistant

Scott Browner

Camera

Deborah Brozina

Camera

John Brunty

Set Production Assistant

Paul Bucossi

Stunts

Robin Budd

Associate Producer

Ray Bulinski

Craft Service

Charles Burchill

Song

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Sarah Jackson Burt

Assistant Set Decorator

Allan Byer

Sound Mixer

James Byrnes

Production Assistant

Wilfred Caban

Special Effects Foreman

Robert Calvert

Special Effects Foreman

Mike Cameron

Stunts

Joseph A Campayno

Makeup Artist

Paul Candrilli

Key Grip

Paul Candrilli

Grip

Darren Caperna

Stunts

Michael Caracciolo

Camera Operator

Mickey Carleton

Wardrobe

Amy T Carter

Accounting Assistant

Melissa J T Carter

Assistant Editor

Craig Castaldo

Stunts

Michael J Cavotta

On-Set Dresser

Jaime Cedeno

Consultant

Christopher Cenatiempo

Stunts

John Cenatiempo

Stunts

Al Cerullo

Other

Larry M. Cherry

Hair Stylist

Peter C Clarke

Assistant Property Master

Peter Clemence

Best Boy Grip

Alan Colbert

Best Boy

Mary Colquhoun

Casting

George Colucci

Stunts

Joseph Conti

3-D Models

Bryan Cooke

Visual Effects

Cydney Cornell

Hair Stylist

Blake Cornett

Assistant Sound Editor

Kimberly J Cossette

Stunts

Thomas A Cottrill

Production

Don Coufal

Boom Operator

Thomas 'mike' Craven

Special Effects Foreman

Lori Crowder

Stunts

Wally Crowder

Stunts

Michael A Cruz

Other

Douglas Dalisera

Generator Operator

Ed Dally

Camera Assistant

Max Daniels

Stunts

Debbi Datz-pyle

Music Conductor

Jesse Daves

3-D Artist

Richard Davis

Location Manager

Robyn J. Davis

Location Assistant

Tim A Davison

Stunts

Jerry Day

Key Grip

Roger Deakins

Director Of Photography

Roger Deakins

Dp/Cinematographer

Jason Dean

Production Assistant

Steven Dearth

Special Effects Foreman

Anthony Defelice

Stunts

Ron Delbarrio

Stunts

Jeff Delucia

Electrician

Carlos Depalma

Grip

David Diamond

Electrician

Dino Dimuro

Sound Editor

Bruce Divalerio

Props

Clint Dougherty

Camera Operator

Peter J Dowd

Set Production Assistant

Christopher Downing

Assistant

Denis Doyle

Production Assistant

Brennan Dyson

Stunts

Stephen J Eads

Assistant

Kathy Edwards

Post-Production Accountant

David Egan

Song

Kiante Elamtom Elliott

Stunts

Annie Ellis

Stunts

James Ellis

Script Supervisor

Kenny Endoso

Stunts

Sunday Englis

Makeup Assistant

Terry Erickson

Special Effects Foreman

Daniel Fair

Apprentice

James Fanning

Transportation Co-Captain

Scott Farley

Hair Stylist

William Farley

Hair Stylist

Gary W. Farrell

Other

Gregory Fecht

On-Set Dresser

John Fedynich

Location Assistant

Guy Feldman

Special Effects Foreman

Anthony Ferar

Stunts

T Sean Ferguson

Assistant Director

Alexandra Fernandez

Set Production Assistant

Frank Ferrara

Stunts

Frank Ferrara

Stunts

Giovanni Ferrara

Other

Ralph Ferrara

Stunts

David Filippi

Stunts

Jonathan Filley

Coproducer

Jonathan Filley

Unit Production Manager

Elizabeth Flaherty

Art Department Coordinator

Cliff Fleming

Other

Buddy Flett

Song

Diana Flores

Other

Bill Foley

Photography

John R Ford

Transportation

Richard Ford

Rigging Gaffer

Lisa France

Stunts

Edward Frazier

Electrician

Carl Fullerton

Makeup Artist

Charles Furer

Location Scout

Paul Gaily

On-Set Dresser

John E Gallagher

Assistant Director

Cecily Gambrell

Assistant Production Coordinator

Ellen Gannon

Production Coordinator

Mark Gantt

Props Assistant

Djivan Gasparyan

Other

Andree Gibbs

Stunts

Hector Gika

Sound Editor

Jack Gill

Stunts

Adam Gilmore

Assistant Camera Operator

Kelly Gleason

Makeup Artist

Mary Goldberg

Casting

Jess Gonchor

Assistant Art Director

Cesar Gonzalez

Electrician

Catherine Gore

Script Supervisor

Bill Green

Best Boy

Dennis Green

Video Playback

Victoria L Gregory

Accounting Assistant

Carl S Griffin

Production Supervisor

Robert Griffon

Other

Russ J Griffon

Transportation

Joe Grimaldi

Electrician

Anthony Gueli

Hair Stylist

David Gulick

Property Master

Marisa A Gunzenhauser

Other

Craig Haagensen

Dp/Cinematographer

Craig Haagensen

Director Of Photography

Peter Hackett

Other

Stuart Hagen

Assistant Director

Michael Haight

Dialogue Editor

Gregory J Hainer

Sound Editor

Alicia Haldenwang

Other

Gregory G. Hale

Assistant Director

Bruce Hamme

Dolly Grip

Ted Hardwick

On-Set Dresser

Ted Harms

Props

Harrah

Other

Mark C Harrington

Props Assistant

Andy Harris

Assistant Camera Operator

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Lisa Hartwick

Accountant

Paul Haslinger

Music

Barry Hatchett

On-Set Dresser

Rosine Ace Hatem

Stunts

Glen E. Hawbecker

Props

Kenny Hayes

Props

Film Details

Also Known As
Bel├Ągringen, Couvre-feu, Siege
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 6, 1998

Released in United States on Video April 20, 1999

Released in United States September 1998

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 17-26, 1998.

Began shooting January 28, 1998.

Completed shooting May 14, 1998.

The film was pulled from two cinemas in Cape Town, South Africa in early January, 1999 after bomb threats from Muslim groups unhappy with the film's portrayal of Muslims as terrorists.

Released in United States on Video April 20, 1999

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival September 17-26, 1998.)

Released in United States Fall November 6, 1998