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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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In 1992 a battleship's been sabotaged by nuclear pirates out to steal its warheads. Now, surrounded by terrorists, a lone man stands with a deadly plan of attack. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$83,363,139 (USA)
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Trivia

The events in the movie take place in mid-to-late December 1991. The opening scenes mention that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had taken place 50 years earlier on December 7, 1941. In addition, President George Bush's real-life order to remove nuclear missiles from U.S. Navy surface ships was issued in 1991. See more »

Goofs

When the CIWS gun shoots down the F/A-18, the ammo belt appears not to move. This is because on the Phalanx CIWS 20mm weapons system, the ammunition is fed from the ammo tank to the chamber in a closed shroud system, essentially a tube for the ammo to pass through. See more »

Quotes

[Luigi says something in Italian]
Commander Krill: What'd he say?
Submariner: He said he can't fix it.
Commander Krill: [annoyed] *I'll* fix it! Go, now!
[to Luigi]
Commander Krill: Why can't you speak English?
Luigi: [long stream of Italian, then... ] Fuck you!
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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 Tatort: Das letzte Rodeo (2000) See more »

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WHISKEY FEVER
Written by Clifford Smith, James Hughes, Johnny Barnes, Robert Bird, Randy Smith and Mark Aceves
Performed by The Regulators
Courtesy of Left Bank Records / Polydor
by arrangement with Polygram Special Markets
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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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