The Siege - Movie Synopsis & Plot
New York City has faced many hardships over the years but in 1998, it comes to grips with the ultimate threat: The United States Army, the very organization designated to protect the city. The President has ordered a state of Marshal Law, where the fate of every citizen inside New York lies in the hands of those chosen to protect them.
General William Devereaux, the man in charge of the operation, seeks to stop all terrorism in the city. But by doing so he has has breached the Constitution and gone against the very law he swore to serve, herding people into concentration camps, torturing suspects to death, and placing the military on the streets.
It all started only a few days before, following the destruction of a bus carrying several passengers. The FBI, led by Anthony Hubbard and assisted by CIA operative Elise Kraft, quickly responded to the incident and put all their effort into capturing those responsible. They did so but only hours later did a movie theater blow up. Then came the school takeover... And the One Federal Plaza building bombing, which was responsible for the deaths of 600 people.
Now, as Hubbard and Kraft watch the Army take command of the city, they realize that their chances of finding the last of the terrorists is growing slim. But what may even be more frightening is that the terrorist is planning on striking one last time, right in the middle of a peace march.