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'GROUND' HERO

It's not easy being rgreen, especially if you're Steven Seagal. In his directorial debnut, the oil-spill thriller On Deadly Ground, Seagal wanted to edn the movie with a 10-to-12 minute soliloquy on the abuse of the environment., But according to reports, the eco-tirade didn't go over well with preview audiences, leading Warner Bros. to ask Seagal to recycle the finale. ''All I can say is the speech will be included, in some fashion, '' says a spokeswoman for Seagal. Warner publicity chief Rob Friedman wouldn't comment on the speech's fate, but he says a force of nature other than Seagal's is the reason Ground is still in postproduction-just days before its Feb.18 opening. ''the (L.A.) earthquake affected the postproduction schedule and some of the negative suffered water damage,'' he says. ''We're cutting it close.''

Originally posted Feb 18, 1994 Published in issue #210-211 Feb 18, 1994 Order article reprints
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