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Title:
The siege
Edition:
Martial law edition.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [1998]

©2007
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
System Details:
DVD, DTS, Widescreen anamorphic 2:35:1, 5.1 surround, and Dolby surround (English); Dolby surround (French & Spanish).
Target Audience:
MPAA rated R.
Language:
English
Language Note:
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
General Note:
Special features: Audio commentary by producer/director Edward Zwick and executive producer Peter Schindler; The siege: taking New York featurette; Martial Law: Freedom is history featurette; The making of the siege; Original theatrical trailer.
Abstract:
Islamic militants unleash terrorism by blowing up in a bus in Brooklyn. FBI Terrorism Task Force chief Anthony Hubbard investigates. Agents track a suspect through Brooklyn, while Hub teams with Middle East expert and NSA operative Elise Kraft. 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 the FBI headquarters. When the President declares martial law, neo-fascist Army General William Devereaux swings into action, deploying tanks through Brooklyn, capturing Arab-American males, and herding them into an open-air stadium detention camp. With the Army out of control, the power-crazed Devereaux devises plans for torture and murder, turning his attention to Hub and Elise.
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Edward Zwick directed this action thriller about Islamic militants unleashing terrorism in New York City. As FBI Terrorism Task Force-chief Anthony Hubbard (Denzel Washington) 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 (Annette Bening). 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 (Bruce Willis) 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 (Tony Shalhoub) 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