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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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Trivia

The narrator in the opening sequence is Don Marsh, a former KTVI/KDNL News anchor in St. Louis. He was doing a special series on the Missouri when he was noticed reading news copy. He was asked to narrate for the movie. See more »

Goofs

During the shootout scene where Ryback is locked in the freezer, the two terrorists are supposedly carrying suppressed (silenced) HK MP5ks . However, when fired they are not properly suppressed leading one to believe that the "Silencers" were not functional, or the sound was added later in post. See more »

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Casey Ryback: Keep the faith, Strannix.
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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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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1992 (1993) See more »

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Giving bad Naval cooks everywhere a good name
9 November 2004 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Steven Segal's greatest movie ever. Bar none. Who could ever have sold the idea of an ex-Navy Seal-turned-cook could ever kick that much butt in any movie. No one. Segal's tongue in cheek performance was great, talking like he had something to prove in just about every line, trying not to crack a smile due to the cracker-jack dialogue that was created for this specific role. Tommy Lee Jones, Colm Meaney and Erika Eleniak were all okay in this film, but Segal was clearly what made this film. What especially made everything enjoyable in this film was the lack of artistry. This was purely for made fo the joke it is, a funny-bad delight that was supposed to impress us with stupid dialogue and big action. Chalk one up for the big guy.


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