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The Siege
Directed by:
Edward Zwick

Directed by Edward Zwick, and written by Lawrence Wright (screenplay), "The Siege" (also known as "Ausnahmezustand", "Attacco al potere", "Blowback") is an Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller film, released on November 06 of 1998 in the USA , starring Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis, Tony Shalhoub, Sami Bouajila and Ahmed Ben Larby.

An enemy they can't see. A nation under siege. A crisis they can't control

Who directed "The Siege":

The Siege was directed by Edward Zwick, an American producer, director, and writer.

Before directing The Siege, Edward Zwick had directed Courage Under Fire, released in 1996, Legends of the Fall (1994), Leaving Normal (1992), Glory (1989), About Last Night... (1986). Since, he directed The Last Samurai, released in 2003, Blood Diamond (2006), Defiance (2008), Love and Other Drugs (2010).

When was "The Siege" released:

The Siege was initially released on Friday, November 06, 1998, in the United States. Also released on this day were A Cool, Dry Place (dir. John N. Smith) and The Waterboy (dir. Frank Coraci). This was twenty-one (21) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, January 08, 1999 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, December 16, 1998 in France; Thursday, January 21, 1999 in Germany; Friday, February 05, 1999 in Italy; Friday, January 29, 1999 in Spain; Saturday, December 26, 1998 in Australia and on Saturday, April 15, 2000 in Japan.

What is the cast of "The Siege":

At the casting of The Siege we find Denzel Washington, previously seen in Fallen (1998) and Courage Under Fire (1996); Annette Bening (Mars Attacks! (1996), The American President (1995)); Bruce Willis (Armageddon (1998), Mercury Rising (1998)) [ more... ]

  • Annette Bening and Aasif Mandvi have both also be seen in Ruby Sparks, released in 2012.
  • David Costabile and Tony Shalhoub also appeared in The Great New Wonderful, released in 2005.
  • Denzel Washington and Jeremy Knaster also appeared in The Manchurian Candidate, released in 2004.

What is the Storyline of "The Siege":

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Anthony Hubbard (Washington) and his Lebanese-American partner Frank Haddad (Shalhoub) are told of a hijacked bus, fully loaded with passengers and containing an apparent explosive device. The bomb turns out to be a paint bomb and the terrorists manage to escape. The FBI receives warnings to release Sheikh Ahmed bin Talal.

Hubbard eventually comes into conflict with Central Intelligence Agency agent Elise Kraft (Bening). Hubbard takes a terrorist [...]

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