Belly of the Beast

Belly of the Beast

Ching Siu-Tung (2003)

15 Certificate


Our Score
There's nothing particularly original or coherent about the plotline of this kidnap-rescue thriller, which was co-written by its star, Steven Seagal. The action, which sees ex-CIA agent Seagal out to rescue his daughter, receives a welcome lift from the direction of ace Hong Kong fight choreographer Tony Ching Siu-tung. However, Segal is unable to resist his trademark dose of fortune-cookie mysticism to counter the terrorists' Thai voodoo, and his romance with nightclub hostess Monica Lo is exceedingly tacky. But once Seagal lets rip, Ching Siu-tung directs with a control and conviction that gives even the cheesiest wire-fu and bullet-time effects a touch of class.


A former CIA agent's daughter is kidnapped by terrorists, prompting him to bypass diplomatic channels and strike out on his own to rescue her. Action thriller, starring Steven Seagal, Byron Mann, Monica Lo and Tom Wu.

Cast & Crew

Jake Hopper Steven Seagal
Sunti Byron Mann
Lulu Monica Lo
General Jantapan Tom Wu
Jessica Hopper Sarah Malukul Lane
Leon Washington Patrick Robinson
Fitch McQuaid Vincent Riotta
Suthep Norman Veeratum
Sara Winthorpe Elidh MacQueen
Kong Chau Siu-tung
Director Ching Siu-Tung
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Other Information

Language: English / ThaiColourGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.Available on: DVD