R | | Action, Thriller
The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York City, which leads to the declaration of martial-law.
Two early possible titles for this film were "Holy War" and "Against All Enemies". The former title was nixed after it was agreed by all principals to be much too incendiary, and the latter was used for a while before the studio decided "The Siege" ... ...
Agent Frank Haddad:
His name's Samir Nazhde. Teaches Arab Studies at Brooklyn College. He sponsored Ail Waziri's student visa. And dig this - his brother blew up a movie theatre in Tel Aviv.
Elise Kraft: You might consider leaving him alone.
Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard: Why would I consider doing that?
Elise Kraft: Play ...
The length of the cigarette Hubbard is holding changes while he's interrogating the suspect about the suitcase of money.
English, Arabic, Spanish
$13,931,285 (USA) (8 November 1998)
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