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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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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 »

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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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreadnought See more »

Filming Locations:

Fairhope, Alabama, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$83,363,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,400,000
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shortly after the Missouri is taken, an F/A-18 approaches the ship. There is audio of radio communications in the background. The audio is real radio chatter from two F-14s, which intercepted and shot down two Libyan Mig-23s. The incident occurred on January 4, 1989. See more »

Goofs

When the ship stops in the Pacific to berth with the submarine, it drops its anchor. This would have little effect as the anchor chain is far too short to hit the seabed that far out from shore. See more »

Quotes

William Strannix: [on the phone] Listen, Francois, put the money in the bank in Zurich by midnight or nothing's gonna happen.
[He holds the phone away from his ear as Francois curses explosively]
William Strannix: [aside to Doumer] Call Chicago, sell everything we got in MacGregor Aircraft, that stock is gonna go to shit when they find out what's going on out here.
Pitt: Two choppers, think they can sneak in under our radar.
William Strannix: Strike team.
[into phone]
William Strannix: 'Course we drive a hard bargain, Francois, you're gonna get a hard value... listen, mon ...
[...]
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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 »

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Giving bad Naval cooks everywhere a good name
9 November 2004 | by Agent10See 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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