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Under Siege (1992)

 -  Action | Thriller  -  9 October 1992 (USA)
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A former S.E.A.L., now cook, is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. Navy battleship.

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The battleship Missouri is about to be decomissioned. Casey Ryback is Captain Adam's personal cook. And Ryback is always butting heads with the ship's XO Commander Krill but the Captain always intercedes. One day, after the President visits the Missouri, which is also the Captain's birthday, the Captain learns that a helicopter has been cleared to land on the ship by Commander Krill, which he was not informed of. When questioned Krill tells the Captain that it's a surprise for his birthday, the Captain then allows it. Later after another one of their scuffles, Krill has Ryback locked in the freezer. During the party, the rock band reveals themselves to be mercenaries, led by William Stranix, a CIA operative, who is in league with Krill to unload all of the ship's nuclear warheads. They lock up all of the crew and make preparations to remove the warheads. And Krill remembers Ryback, Stranix sends two of his men to take care of Ryback, only thing is that Ryback took care of them. Upon ... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for strong violence, and for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$83,363,139 (USA)
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Trivia

While locked in the meat locker, Ryback calls the marine who's guarding him a "E1 prick". E1 meaning the lowest ranking enlisted person in the marines. See more »

Goofs

At one point the terrorists use one of the ship's CIWS mounts to destroy an F/A-18 aircraft which is flying alongside the ship to investigate its silence. However, the CIWS system is entirely automatic and programmed only to engage approaching threats. It would not fire at anything flying parallel to the ship. See more »

Quotes

[Jordan refuses to hide in the closet despite the risks]
Jordan Tate: I hate being alone.
Casey Ryback: Do you hate being dead?
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Crazy Credits

At the close of the credits: USS Missouri BB63 was decommissioned March 31, 1992 and is now moored at Bremerton Naval Yard, awaiting her next call to service. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: 12 to the Moon (1994) See more »

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OOH BABY
Written by Paul Colt, Ricky Hart, Pete Sykes and Steve Ross
Performed by Screams and Dreams
Courtesy of Third Stone
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One of Segal's last stand out films
17 April 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

Basically Under Siege is Die Hard on a boat. But the direction by Andrew Davis and the martial arts of Segal make this one stand out. Tommy Lee Jones makes a good villain as always. And extra points for Erika for getting naked.


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