From 'Grindhouse' to 'Battlefield Earth,' here are some memorably brutal film shoots
'On Deadly Ground' (1994)
This pretty much ended Steven Seagal's theatrical career, and for good reason. Here again, we've got an actor directing themselves, and it's possible that this is the fall-down funniest example of an action star directing themselves since 'Billy Jack Goes To Washington,' and maybe the biggest case of misguided political overseriousness since then as well. Only in a film that was made by the star could the climactic monologue in this film make it all the way to the final release print, and only in a film directed by the star could anyone most of these takes have been considered 'good.' One of the things an actors needs a director for is to serve as a sounding board for when something does or doesn't work, and Seagal appears to be a terrible judge of that in his own work.