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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 »

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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,760,003, 12 October 1992

Gross USA:

$83,563,139

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,563,139
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (4 channels)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Harrison Ford watched this film while he was deciding whether to take on the lead role in The Fugitive (1993), which had Andrew Davis already set to direct. Ford was greatly impressed by Davis' work here and immediately accepted that role. See more »

Goofs

During the opening news commentary the commentator talks about supposed nuclear weapons on board the Missouri as the reason the ship is leaving port. It is the policy of the U.S. government, and so the U.S. Navy, not to reveal or discuss the presence of nuclear weapons on any station or vessel. See more »

Quotes

Casey Ryback: I'll tell you what. I'll carry everything if you kill whoever we run into, all right?
Jordan Tate: I have a little rule about killing people. Well, actually I have two rules. See, one: I don't date musicians, and two: *I do not kill people*, okay?
Casey Ryback: I'm thrilled to death to hear that, yeah. But it leaves a lot of open territory.
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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

The version for Finnish theatrical and video release was heavily censored. The actual impact of most bullets was not shown. All fights involving knives were either heavily edited or removed entirely. Most notably: the scene in which a man is cut across his leg, then stabbed under his arm, was removed, along with that of a man being shoved into a bandsaw; the scene where Ryback rips out a man's larynx was cut out; the fight at the end between Ryback and Strannix did not show the eye gouge sequence nor did it show the head stabbing. The scene involving nudity was also cut. See more »


Soundtracks

The Power
Written by Michael Münzing (as Benito Benitez), Luca Anzilotti (as John Garrett Ill) and Toni C.
Performed by Snap!
Courtesy of BMG Ariila Munchen, GmbH and Arista Records, Inc.
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Noisy action features Steven Seagal against some bad guys who take a warship
20 February 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Seagal's fifth film with lots of violence, suspense, struggles and action-filled. This Steven Seagal's splendid film deals about a tough cook-marine , he's a SEAL and Aikido expert. Ryback teams up with a playboy girl (Erika Eleniak), forming a sympathetic duo. Casey takes on nuclear arms smugglers and undergoes a violent confrontation some corrupt terrorists ( two exaggerated villains as Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey) and their criminal hoodlums.

The picture packs unstopped action, thrills,fighting , shootouts, suspense and is quite entertaining.Violent and not particularly literary but worthy entry in action genre and realized in ¨Die hard¨ style. Wooden Seagal plays the violent Casey Ryback, he cleans up the battleship by means of punch, kicks, bounds and leaps, martial arts abound with fights certainly slick.The Aikido expert Seagal saves the day in this exciting movie which also co-produced .In the film appears many secondary roles played by prestigious players as Patrick O'Neal,Colm Meany, Damian Chapa, Raymond Cruz , Bernie Casey, Nick Mancuso and several others.

Elaborately produced action film with two-fisted Seagal is just another action film full of struggles ,thrills, noise and lots of violence. Ever-wooden Seagal as almost always, playing a stalwart and loner fighter, he delivers the goods in his own style full of usual violence and fights with snapping wrists and worth it just to see Steve in action. Atmospheric musical score by Gary Chang though composed by synthesizer and appropriate cinematography by Frank Tidy. The picture was made in the Seagal's best period when he played high budget movies such as ¨Hard to kill¨(1990 by Bruce Malmuth), this ¨Under siege¨ ( Seagal's best film to date, 92), and the sequel titled : ¨Dark territory¨ (1995, Geoff Murphy), ¨Executive decision¨ (96 by Stuart Baird), ¨Glimmer man¨ (96, John Gray), ¨Exit wounds¨(2001, Andre Bartkowiak), among others. Nowadays he does fairly low standards, lesser budget and direct to video , such as ¨Half past dead¨, ¨The foreigner¨ and its sequel, ¨Shadow man ¨, ¨Flight of fury¨, ¨Urban justice¨ and many others.

Director Andrew Davis who previously gave credibility to Chuck Norris in 'Code of silence' teams up with Aikido expert Seagal for this action-filled thriller.The picture contains enough action and violence for fans of the genre and the addicts will give this a passing grade because is professionally directed by Andrew Davis. He has shot most of his films in Chicago and he's an action movies expert(The guardian, Collateral damage, Chain reaction, The fugitive) and again directed to Seagal in this his best movie . This is a thrilling picture, ,exciting and tense at times with fine work ,as always, from director Andrew Davis. If you're a former Steven Seagal fan you'll like it because is a strong outing for action buffs. The result is a strong outing for action enthusiasts and Seagal is fun to watch.


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