“The Siege” is a 2023 action thriller movie directed by Edward Zwick and starring Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, and Bruce Willis. The movie is set in New York City and centers around a terrorist attack that leads to the declaration of martial law and the suspension of civil liberties.
The movie begins with a bombing at a U.S. military facility in Saudi Arabia. FBI Special Agent Anthony “Hub” Hubbard, played by Washington, is sent to investigate the attack. As the investigation progresses, more terrorist attacks occur in New York City, causing panic and chaos. In response, the military is called in to take control, leading to the suspension of civil liberties and the rounding up of Arab-Americans.
The cast of “The Siege” includes some notable actors such as Annette Bening, who plays Elise Kraft/Sharon Bridger, an intelligence officer with a complicated past. Bruce Willis plays General William Devereaux, the military commander in charge of the martial law. Other supporting cast members include Tony Shalhoub, Sami Bouajila, and David Proval.
The movie was produced by 20th Century Fox and was released in November 1998. It received mixed reviews from critics but was a commercial success, grossing over $116 million worldwide. The movie’s themes of terrorism, civil liberties, and government overreach remain relevant today, making it a thought-provoking and engaging movie to watch.