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Under Siege (1992)

 -  Action | Thriller  -  9 October 1992 (USA)
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A former SEAL, now cook, is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they seize control of a US 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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cook | seal | terrorist | battleship | warhead | See more »

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It's not a job...It's an Adventure! See more »

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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

The submarine shown in the film is the Gato class submarine USS Drum (SS-228), which was moored by the battleship Alabama at the the time of filming. The WWII submarine now rests in a concrete cradle on dry land at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL. See more »

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When the private informs Ryback there is a fire, Ryback tells him to "take my pies out of the oven." The private is then shown lifting pies out of the oven, but the burners are those of a propane stove. The U.S. Navy does not use propane/natural gas ovens, to carry that gas on a ship in war would be deadly. All cooking in the galley is done on electric appliances. See more »

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Admiral Bates: This is Admiral Bates speaking. I am trying to get a hold of Chief Ryback. Is he about?
Jordan Tate: He's in a gunfight right now. I'm gonna have to take a message.
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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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Fine action film.
6 December 2003 | by (Lake Isabella, CA) – See all my reviews

Steven Seagal might not be Arnold Schwarzenneger or Bruce Willis, but Under Siege quickly became one of 1992's most successful films, earning Seagal a fine reputation as a good action star. Andrew Davis directed the film about a US Battleship that has been taken over by Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey and it's up to Steven Seagal, whom acts as a chef cook, but is really an Ex-Navy Seal to save the day with the help of the ever sexy Erika Eleniak playing Miss July 1989. Jones and Busey particularly are great as the two villians and the action scenes and karate moves from Seagal are quite well choregraphed with a fine score by Gary Chang. The supportive cast, topped off by Patrick Adams, Colm Mehoney, Nick Mancuso, Andy Romano, Troy Evans, Glenn Morshower, Dennis Lipscomb and Damian Chapa all turn in fine and impressive even humerous performances. Highly recommended for fans of the action genre.


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