The Siege | 1998

Directed by: Edward Zwick

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Main Plot

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.


  • Anthony "Hub" Hubbard, an FBI Special Agent, leads the investigation and response to a series of terrorist attacks in NYC.
  • Bruce Willis plays the character of Major General William Devereaux in The Siege, who leads the military response during a terrorist attack in New York City.
  • Annette Bening's character in The Siege is Elise Kraft/Sharon Bridger, an undercover CIA agent investigating terrorist activities.


In the ending of "The Siege," the FBI agent teams up with a CIA operative and a military general to uncover the mastermind behind a series of terrorist attacks in New York City. They discover that the attacks were orchestrated by a rogue U.S. Army officer seeking revenge for the government's betrayal. As tensions rise, martial law is declared, leading to a violent showdown between the military and the citizens. Eventually, the heroes apprehend the officer, but at a great cost. The film ends with a somber reflection on the sacrifices made in the name of national security.

Edward Zwick