On Deadly Ground
On Deadly Ground WOOf! 1994 (R)
Seagal nearly destroys Alaska in an effort to save it in this inane, preachy story of an oil-rig roughneck out to protect the landscape from an evil oil company's drilling habits. Directorial debut for Seagal lumbers from scene to scene. Violence is expected, as is silly dialogue—just try to keep from laughing when stoneyfaced Steven intones “What does it take to change the essence of man?” A better script, for one. 102m/C VHS, DVD . Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley, Billy Bob Thornton, R. Lee Ermey; D: Steven Seagal; W: Ed Horowitz; C: Ric Waite; M: Basil Poledouris. Golden Raspberries ‘94: Worst Director (Seagal).