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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  • Erika Eleniak in Under Siege (1992)
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  • Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey in Under Siege (1992)
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17 April 2002 | DunnDeeDaGreat
| One of Segal's last stand out films
Basically Under Siege is Die Hard on a boat. But the direction by Andrew Davis and the martial arts of Segal make this one stand out. Tommy Lee Jones makes a good villain as always. And extra points for Erika for getting naked.

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Did You Know?


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.


William Strannix: These things are gonna sell like hotcakes!
Commander Krill: Absolutely.
William Strannix: What are you gonna do when you get two hundred million dollars in the bank?
Commander Krill: Buy the presidency!


At the end, Jordan Tate is shown wearing a Navy enlisted Service Dress uniform. Civilians are not authorized to wear military uniforms.

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.

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.


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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