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Under Siege (1992)

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An ex-Navy Seal turned cook is the only person who can stop a group of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. battleship.

Director:

Andrew Davis

Writer:

J.F. Lawton
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Seagal ... Casey Ryback
Damian Chapa ... Tackman
Troy Evans ... Granger
David McKnight ... Flicker
Lee Hinton Lee Hinton ... Cue Ball
Patrick O'Neal ... Captain Adams
Gary Busey ... Commander Krill
Glenn Morshower ... Ensign Taylor
Leo Alexander Leo Alexander ... Lt. Smart
John Rottger John Rottger ... Commander Green
Brad Rea Brad Rea ... Marine Guard
Michael Welden Michael Welden ... Lt. Ballard
Bernie Casey ... Commander Harris
Rickey Pierre Rickey Pierre ... Kitchen Helper
Raymond Cruz ... Ramirez
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

After the explosion in the galley, Krill and Stranix take cover next to a wall that has the galley menu printed on it. Ryback's name can be seen squarely in between both Krill and Stranix. See more »

Goofs

Casey Ryback refers to Nash as "E1 Prick", and also Commander Krill calls him "Private". However, Nash is clearly a PFC, or Private First Class. An E2. Neither a Navy Chief nor a Navy Commander would ever call a Marine Corps PFC a Private. See more »

Quotes

[Krill reads his personal file while he is still dressed as a drag queen]
Commander Krill: Listen to the shit I've had to put up with: "In the past few weeks, Commander Krill has become increasingly hostile to the crew, possibly due to anger over my last reviews of his performance. I recommend he be given a psychological evaluation before taking over his next ASSIGNMENT!"
[slams file on table]
Commander Krill: Do I look like I need a psychological evaluation?
William Strannix: Not at all.
Commander Krill: ...I gotta change.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

As of 2012, all UK home video versions are cut for violence, although the video is slightly more edited than the DVD. The workshop fight loses Ryback slashing a thug's thigh, causing it bleed heavily, before Ryback stabs him in the armpit. The death of the thug who dies in the band-saw is re-edited after Ryback pushed the thug onto the work surface. Ryback kneeing the villain in the groin and the blade cutting into his shoulder has been edited, so the thug now appears to fall onto the band-saw and die off-screen. In the DVD, some of the kneeing action is restored. Ryback ripping out a man's larynx is also removed entirely, and the final confrontation removes the shot of Strannix's bloody eye socket after Ryback gouges it. See more »

Connections

Edited into Homeland: The Choice (2012) See more »

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Seagal's best!
5 May 2004 | by inspt71-1See 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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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreadnought See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,760,003, 12 October 1992

Gross USA:

$83,563,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,563,139
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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