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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$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 »

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Chief Ryback is stated to have only been able to become a Yeoman or a cook (Mess Managment Specialist) after losing his clearance and standing as a SEAL. A Yeoman requires a secret clearance, so he would not be able to take this rating. See more »

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William Strannix: [on stage] Now, you, sir, you are the highest-ranking officer in this room.
Cmdr. Green: That's right. The operations officer. Third in command.
William Strannix: It's a pleasure to meet you, Commander Green.
[takes out a gun and shoots Commander Green in the forehead]
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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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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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Its a FACT
7 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

FACT 1 - All knives used on the set were donated by Bob Hoskins who at the time held shares in Sheffield cutlery industries.

FACT 2 - During the cake scene where the woman arises from the dessert, the actress demanded that the cake did not contain any sugar because of a childhood skin condition.

FACT 3 - Seagal was the directors 2nd choice after Van Damme refused due to filming Universal Soldier.

FACT 4 - Due to spiralling production costs several of the scenes are actually old archive footage.

FACT 5 - Seagal designed his own costume for the movie after several attempts by costume designers failed

FACT 6 - Conflict between Lee Jones and Seagal aroze due to Lee Jones' obsession with calling Seagal, Seagull or Mr Seagull whilst leaving fish around his dressing room.

FACT 7 - Seagal followed a strict diet of 9 medium raw eggs a day during filming as recommended to him by De Niro after filming Raging Bull


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