Belly of the Beast

Synopsis: Ten years ago, Jake Hopper was a CIA agent who was stationed in Thailand. Then one day, things went sour, and his partner, Sunti barely escaped with his life...after accidentally killing a woman. Jake called it quits and returned to the United States when his wife died, and Sunti became a Buddhist monk to atone for his sins. For the past 10 years, Jake has run a successful private security business, and has been raising his daughter Jessica, who is now an adult. While hiking in Thailand, Jessica and her friend Sarah Winthorpe are kidnapped. A group of Islamic fundamentalists known as the Abu Karaf claims responsibility. Sarah is the daughter of United States senator John Winthorpe. For ransom, the Abu Karaf demand the release of 20 prisoners from American custody. The US Secretary of State urges restraint -- he won't negotiate. Tom Collins, an ex-colleague of Jake's, recognizes Jessica on the ransom tape and tips Jake off. Jake knows that he must rescue the girls himself. An old CIA bu
Genre: Action
Director(s): Siu-Tung Ching
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
91 min

As I said, through

our mutual friend in Burma...

...I thought maybe everybody

could be understanding here.

We just want peace.

You guys have the whole of Burma.

Stay there, leave us alone

and tell my friend I said hello.

We respect him.

We're staying out of his face.

We run a really big operation here.

Sometimes things like this,

it happens.

We've been doing business

for a while.

You keep your territory,

we keep ours.

This arrangement works.

Right? War's never good

for business.

Yes, you're right. The last thing

we need is an enemy in the CIA.


Help! Help!

Yeah, it's all clear.

Check the front gate?


- Check the north side?

- Yeah.

Done. It's clear.

- You don't see anything over there?

- I can't see nothing.

I checked it. It's clear.

- Hey, Daddy.

- Hey, baby, everything okay?

Everything's great. How are you?

- Hey, did you get the list I left you?

- Not yet.

I can't believe you.

Well, listen.

Don't forget to feed the fish.

And remember, Maria comes in

on Wednesdays.

And take care of yourself, okay?

- Don't drink too much coffee.

- Don't worry about me.


...let me talk to Brice.

Dad, how did you know?

Baby, when are you gonna understand

I know everything?

Listen, Daddy, I love you.

Take care of yourself, okay?

All right. Love you. Bye.

- What?

- Nothing.

Shut up, a**hole.

My dad's the best.

- Come on, guys. We've got to go.

- The train leaves in two hours.

All right.

- Let's go.

- Yeah, let's go.

Watch out over there, man.

Yeah. All right. It's not like

it's gonna break or anything.

It's time for you to die.

It's time for you to die.

You're giving me a headache!

- You all right?

- Yep.


Hey... why didn't you tell your dad

that I...?

That I was coming with you?

He's... He's protective.

After Mom died...

...I'm all he's got.

All right.

He's a good guy.

Like I hope you will be.

And now for the latest world news.

Officials search for evidence

after a bomb destroyed...

...a police station in Thailand

this morning.

Fourteen military police were killed.

- Gen. Jantapan of Special Forces...

- Come on, it's so boring!

- Music!

...assures the community... stone will remain unturned.

- Music!

Enjoy yourself!

Yeah, that's more like it.

- Oh, my God!

- No!

No! Oh, my God!

Out of the water. Quickly.

- Hey, you can have all our money.

- It's not about the money.

- No!

- Brice!

- Hey, Tom.

- Hey, Jake.

Two days early.

Listen, the agency know

you're still using me?

No. No, this is just between

you and me.

Well, let's keep it that way.

Listen, there's something else.

- We got a tape today.

- What are you talking about?

There's no two ways to put this.

Jessica and the Winthorpe girl

were kidnapped.

You're kidding.

- Does this have to do...?

- No. Absolutely not.

- They don't even know who Jessica is.

- Well, is it money or...?

We don't know anything yet.

Well, is she okay?

She's alive.

The Abu Karaf can no longer

not do anything...

...when our brothers are tortured

and oppressed.

These prisoners of war

will be executed...

...within a week if our demands

are not met.

All members of the Abu Karaf must

be released with full pardons.

I demand an immediate response!

They got a list of demands

as long as your arm.

We have a good relationship

with General Jantapan.

He favors direct action

and is offering full cooperation.

Gentlemen, I'm sure you understand

the sensitivity of the situation.

We have to ensure

this stays in the family.

Nothing is released without

my express permission.

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