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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.

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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 »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

Fairhope, Alabama, 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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Trivia

The character Jordan Tate makes a statement to Chief Ryback during a gunfight that is similar to statement made about an actual Medal of Honor recipient. James Fenelon, a Native American Sioux fought on Guadalcanal with Woodrow Wilson Keeble. He said of Keeble (another Sioux), "The safest place to be was right next to Woody." See more »

Goofs

The trap door inside the reefer is old and heavy and makes a lot of noise when opened, yet when Ryback opens it to climb up to hide from Cates and Ziggs, it's completely silent. See more »

Quotes

Jordan Tate: [answers the satellite phone] Hello?
Admiral Bates: Who in the hell in this?
Jordan Tate: Who in the hell is *this*?
Admiral Bates: This is Admiral Bates speaking. I am trying to get a hold of Chief Ryback. Is he about?
Jordan Tate: He's in a gunfight right now. I'm gonna have to take a message.
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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

German retail VHS and DVD were cut for violence to secure a "Not under 16" rating. Cuts include the man shoved on the bandsaw and the eye gouging in the final fight. This version was also broadcast on TV. Only in 2002 the uncut version was released on DVD (with a "Not under 18" rating). See more »

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'Welcome to the revolution!'
23 November 2003 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

When terrorists decide they need nuclear Tomahawk cruise missiles 'to sell like hot cakes,' they turn to the U.S.S. Missouri, the fastest and most powerful naval force ever to sail the seas... (The Missouri fired the first shots of the Gulf War... Her powerful 16' guns destroyed Iraqi bunkers... Her Tomahawk missiles rocketed deep into the heart of Baghdad.)

As luck would have it, Chief Ryback (Steven Seagal) happens to be on board working as 'head cook.' Ryback is seen by all as a 'sorry-looking sailor' but his true identity as an ex-SEAL expert in martial arts, explosives, weapons, and tactics, is the Captain's best kept secret...

There's supposed to be a 'surprise' birthday party for the Captain (Patrick O'Neal) but he is shot before he can even show up to the fiesta...

The terrorists, a group of professional killers, under the guise of entertainers and musicians, get access to the U.S. battleship by a helicopter cleared to land on the vessel's last voyage by a heavy turncoat officer...

Tommy Lee Jones is fabulous as the lunatic Hippie, a former CIA undercover operative, who is for a railing system to offload the missiles onto a submarine they will rendez-vous with...

Gary Busey is (Krill) the commander graciously ready to give a 'surprise' to his captain... He is absolutely perfect as the maniac everyone loves to knock him down...

Erika Eleniak is the beautiful Playboy centerfold who will knock you off your feet... Erika is hired to jump out topless of the cake and dance...

If you like to see your favorite celebrity shooting an evil bad guy in the back, don't miss Andrew Davis' 'Under Siege,' a good entertaining movie, well directed, and very exciting...


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