Submerged (2005) (part 1 of 6)
The Cast of Characters:
Chris Cody (Steven Seagal). CODY! Ahem, sorry. Seagal gives off a distinct Joe Don Baker vibe in this film, if Mr. Baker decided to sleepwalk through a role and not even pretend to give a damn. Cody is Seagal’s usual character, special ops, nobody can touch him, never gets hurt, yadda yadda. The only difference is it’s even less plausible than usual.
Henry (Vinnie Jones). Cody’s right hand man, and a hell of a lot more heroic than the purported main character. At the very least, he looks like he can run from one side of a room to the other without his heart exploding.
Adrian Lehder (Nick Brimble). Our Dennis Hopper-esque villain who… Well, he’s a war criminal who’s an expert in brainwashing and um… Yeah, that’s about it for this guy, actually.
Dr. Susan Chappell (Christine Adams). A dead ringer for WNBA star Lisa Leslie, she fulfills the genre’s requirement for a brainy female character that exists only to be rescued.
Agent Fletcher (William Hope). CIA agent… I think. Regardless, he turns out to be the standard turncoat agent in league with the bad guys. And no, he’s not working on his Alice Cooper impersonation in the picture. It’s a long story, really.