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Under Siege (1992)

A Navy cook is the only person who can stop a group of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. 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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9 October 1992 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$83,363,139 (USA)
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Screenwriter J.F. Lawton, who wrote the original script, which was titled "Dreadnought", wrote another script in 1995 titled "High Roller". Described as "Die Hard in a casino", the script was about a mobster and his men, who take over a casino in Las Vegas, and kidnap the owner, and the mobster's ex-hitman has to join up with the casino owner's daughter, and a down-on-his-luck gambler to save him, and stop the mobsters. The script was sold to Savoy Pictures for one million dollars, and they were working on turning it into a film starring Sylvester Stallone, but they disagreed with his twenty million dollar contract to star in the film, so the entire project was cancelled and once Savoy Pictures went bankrupt, the script was never picked up again. See more »

Goofs

When Capt. Adams is killed his body is left sitting in a chair. When Ryback later finds his body, it's now on the floor. 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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THE POWER
Written by Michael Münzing (as Benito Benitez), Luca Anzilotti (as John Garrett, Ill) and Toni C.
Performed by Snap
Courtesy of BMG Ariila Munchen GmbH and Arista Records, Inc.
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Seagal's best!
5 May 2004 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews



This movie is definately Steven Seagal's best movie. This movie is definately worth a look. The supporing cast like Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey make very good villans. Jones did a great job as the half insane mercinary who's in on a plot of hijacking a U.S. Battleship. There are a lot of actors in this one who would appear in director Andrew Davis's next film "The Fugitive" The action in this movie is great. I think this movie also contains some good cinematography by Frank Tidy. This is not a movie you can take seriously. You have to use your imagination and know it's not real but pretend it is. *** out of ****


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