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Steven Seagal sued for $14 million by production company

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aikidoboynj

"Lookin fit Nelson"
#61
Nick said:
I am a Type 2 Fan.

P.S I wanted to reply to the hilarity of the doughnut comment but it seems like it was deleted.


Hell yeah Im a type 2 fan I don't settle for so so. TD great post by the way. Nick did u like Donut Under Fire? LoL
 

lee nicholson

Well-Known Member
#63
SEAGAL sued over MORE lack of effort!

Most people on this site are aware of the effort (or lack of it) that STEVEN SEAGAL has been putting into his recent movies. I've just come across this article (from IMDB, so it may not be a 100% true) but all the signs are there. As much as i'd never wish harm on SEAGAL, i do hope that action is taken against him, to stop this 'phoning in' of performances, in his movies of late? We all know he can do much better, hopefuly this legal action, will make him see how much he's shortchanging the fans? This could lead to better movies, for the fans, in the longrun.


"Actor Steven Seagal sued for $14 million by production company!!
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Actor Steven Seagal has been sued for $14 million for allegedly delaying production on two movies.

Seagal allegedly showed up late and left early while shooting "Today You Die" and "Mercenary," routinely rewrote and changed scripts on the set, and brought an entourage that interfered with film crews, according to the Superior Court suit filed Monday.

The lawsuit was filed by production company Kill Master Productions and its sales agent, Nu Image.

The 54-year-old is best known for his martial-arts moves in films like "Under Siege" and "Exit Wounds." A message left with Gerry Harrington, who has served as his manager, was not immediately returned Wednesday night.

In one instance, Seagal allegedly arrived 45 minutes late while filming "Today You Die" and left the location 3 1/2 hours early.

Because of his actions, planned scenes were never shot, leaving the film with a "material and irreparable problem with story logic," according to the lawsuit, which also seeks unspecified damages"
 

aikidoboynj

"Lookin fit Nelson"
#64
gunslinger said:
I just thought of something. Steven's the REAL Glimmer Man.

"First he'd be on the set...then there'd be a glimmer...then he'd be gone."

lmao u could say the same for his comeback after Exit Wounds... It was there and then there was a glimmer and than it was gone
 

Nick

The Writer
#65
"Hell yeah Im a type 2 fan I don't settle for so so. TD great post by the way. Nick did u like Donut Under Fire? LoL"

Haa that sounds like the message. Maybe you can re-post it or maybe send it to me in a PM so I can have a more thorough look/Laugh :) Also if you want to read what I think of all his films(short and to the point) check my Profile or go to Submerged Reviews Thread. I believe what I posted about that film, Donut Under Fire :) was “start of his downfall”. The hideous jacket that can be in a competition with that leather trench coat for first prize victory. It was watchable but that's about it. I think the ending fight with the two Bodyguards before he went to arrest Kris Kristofferson was the best thing about it. This film also marked the start of the weight problem. He started to inflate like a balloon with each project after that. I am a "Realistic Fan" I am not a drooling Fan who is at the bottom of his feet. Steven Seagal was a legend of B Martial Arts Films at one point. But the downright spiral occurred after the glorious 90's. I am still waiting for that one comeback bit loosing faith with each day and film.
 
#66
That is a shame :mad4: ! Maybe we should find someone else we like and join there website!!
Apparently he is all washed up!! And good for nothing!! :eek: :eek:
 

Serena

Administrator
#66
Lollipop said:
That is a shame :mad4: ! Maybe we should find someone else we like and join there website!!
Apparently he is all washed up!! And good for nothing!! :eek: :eek:
Steady there, girl. ;)
And no "drooling"! :smad: :D
 

Nick

The Writer
#66
Lollipop said:
That is a shame :mad4: ! Maybe we should find someone else we like and join there website!!
Apparently he is all washed up!! And good for nothing!! :eek: :eek:
Well considering the way you childishly acted towards Glimmer I think you have some issues to resolve. We don't need anger management patients here okay? Maybe this Reply will get deleted but at least I will get my message across to you. We all have different opinions and being a Fan 1 obviously you don't seem to take notice of anyone else's opinion unless its praising him. Somebody needs to get a reality check.
 
#67
I'm a three.

I think someone has arbitrarily lumped all the people they don't agree with as mushy take anything number ones.

But actually everyone here is looking for there own preferences in any film.
I don't like all his films but the ones I dislike are frequently listed ad the favorite of others.
 

Serena

Administrator
#68
Aha! Another #3 type fan!

Hallarian said:
I'm a three.

I think someone has arbitrarily lumped all the people they don't agree with as mushy take anything number ones.....
Exactly, Hallarian. Or as some drooling, love-starved, swooning-at-his feet women. :rolleyes:
I somehow knew there had to be more than two types of fans in this world. ;)
And I'm sure there are even more than three types. :D
 

TDWoj

Administrator
Staff member
#69
Hallarian said:
I think someone has arbitrarily lumped all the people they don't agree with as mushy take anything number ones.

But actually everyone here is looking for there own preferences in any film.
I don't like all his films but the ones I dislike are frequently listed ad the favorite of others.
It wasn't a question of agreeing or disagreeing with anyone's particular views, or lumping anyone as "mushy"; it was merely an observation from what I've seen on the site here. Some people don't care about the quality of the films; others do. Why they don't care about the quality of the films can be from a personal preference, as you say; that's why I said that quality is irrelevant in this instance.

There are degrees of rabidilty on both sides; that's why I also said it doesn't make one side necessarily inferior to the other. Each to his own.

In any case, the real issue is, what will happen to Steven's movie career after the lawsuits are settled. I think it's extremely unlikely he'll ever make another movie, certainly he'll never make one for theatrical release. I can't see how that's possible, under the circumstances.
 
#70
Come on there is no "type" of fan ..you either are for him or against him and if you are against him then people have no place here..After all is said and done he will divide and conquer...
 

Nick

The Writer
#70
"They did, but I can consider the source and move on!!"

Let me see if I can somehow reply without getting deleted by the sensitive moderators. I respect your opinion. To which degree is my personal business through :) But what I don't appreciate is you guiding my life. I think I can somehow manage it myself. Maybe if I was a child you would have the right to do this but I am not a child. Anyways I guess we should move on.

aikidoboynj

Maybe we should collaborate on a short amusing story. To boost the Fan's from Base 1 and 2 optimism up. Steven can play an actor researching a part of a donut shop owner. And as they start shooting after months of preparation a donut rolls away from the counter which he made for a customer and he goes on a search for it. And along the way he meets a series of characters that he usually breaks to pieces :)
 
#72
As long as there are fans who are willing to pay 19.99..

he will continue to make movies. The issue for me, (and why I no longer support the movies Seagal makes) is that he is not showcasing his talent. The lawsuit isn't a big deal. When people who are not familiar with law (my family has a lot of connection with the judicial system) they automatically assume the world is ending. Believe me, Steven Seagal can afford a great attorney. The charges will either be dismissed, or they will reach a settlement. He will not go bankrupt, that simply will not happen.

As to the charges themselves, they dont sound so frivilous to me. Here is a question for everyone. If Steven Seagal's first movies were the same quality of movies he does now, would he have ever developed the (relatively) large following he does today. The answer is simply no. The reason? Because back in the old days Seagal showed audiences his great talent. Martial arts and action abilities. Plain and simple. Seagal is one of the most entertaining action heroes of all time. No one on this site will dispute that.

The problem arises when Seagal does movies and doesn't put forth any effort. Yes, he is out of shape. Point taken. But I still defend him, because "Belly of the Beast" was a cool movie, and yes, Seagal was out of shape. He was using stunt doubles. But the movie looked cool, and it was entertaining the whole time. His other DVD's are just not this way. Boring,full of plot holes, and unprofessional. They lack the passion, the drive, we all know and love from Seagal. Where has it gone? I don't know. But if these allegations are true, which I have a feeling they are, he is only embarassing himself, and the fans that defend them.
 

aikidoboynj

"Lookin fit Nelson"
#73
I agree with you Resevoir Dog although I disagree with you about Belly Of The Beast, I couldn't sit through it, and will probably never watch it again. Good point about what would have happened if the Seagal of today was the one that broke out in the 90s...He really would have no following today.
 

DiDa

Super Moderator
Staff member
#75
Singer says that Mercenary was supposed to have a budget of $14 million, but the companies withheld between $5 million and $7 million, hurting the production quality and potentially harming the film's theatrical release.

Did you guys read this? They wanted to give Mercenary a theatrical release.... That would be very very cool! Why the h*ll does all this happen just when they want to release a Seagal movie in the theater!
 
#77
TD, I was disagreeing with your value statement about caring about the quality of certain films. You are saying that many of us don't know the difference because we don't like what you like which is insulting. Anyway I'm sick of the subject and moving along. No sense beating this to death..
 
#79
I'd rather say,there are the good times and there are the bad times for everybody.And then there are the good times and the bad times again.Circle of life.Take that to the bank.
 

aikidoboynj

"Lookin fit Nelson"
#80
Hallarian said:
TD, I was disagreeing with your value statement about caring about the quality of certain films. You are saying that many of us don't know the difference because we don't like what you like which is insulting. Anyway I'm sick of the subject and moving along. No sense beating this to death..

Why dont you just take an Unbiased view at some of his movies, pretend your not a die hard Seagal fan, and then ask yourself what you liked better....Out For A Kill Or Above The Law? All TD was saying was some people are happy with what they get and some what to see the best. Is that so insulting. It really isn't. TD you were very respectful in all your comments don't let certain people make you feel otherwise (If we dont praise the guy for every little thing we are insulting to certain people).:gun:
 
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