Under Siege

  • 15
  • Andrew Davis (1992)
  • US
  • 98 min
Film Review
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4 out of 5

After a string of routine action thrillers, Steven Seagal hit the jackpot with this slick nautical spin on the Die Hard concept. Portraying possibly the unlikeliest cook in the history of cinema, Seagal is the US Navy's only hope when a crack squad of terrorists, led by Tommy Lee Jones, hijacks his ship. Seagal may lack natural charisma, but a flamboyant performance from Jones, plus some sterling work from fellow baddies Gary Busey and Colm Meaney, more than compensate for his deficiencies. Former Baywatch babe Erika Eleniak has little to do but pop out of a cake and scream a lot, but provides the requisite slice of glamour. Like Seagal, director Andrew Davis earned his spurs with mainly straight-to-video fodder, but here he never misses a beat and stages some awesome set pieces.

Plot Summary

Action adventure starring Steven Seagal and Tommy Lee Jones. The Missouri, the US Navy's biggest battleship, is hijacked by ruthless criminals intent on stealing its lucrative nuclear arsenal. Only one man stands in their way - Casey Ryback, ship's cook and former Navy SEAL.

Cast and crew

Cast

Casey Ryback
Steven Seagal
William Strannix
Tommy Lee Jones
Commander Krill
Gary Busey
Jordan Tate
Erika Eleniak
Captain Adams
Patrick O'Neal (1)
Tackman
Damian Chapa
Granger
Troy Evans
Flicker
David McKnight
Cue Ball
Lee Hinton
Ensign Taylor
Glenn Morshower
Lieutenant Smart
Leo Alexander
Commander Green
John Rottger
Marine guard
Brad Rea
Lieutenant Ballard
Michael Welden
Commander Harris
Bernie Casey
Ramirez
Raymond Cruz
Johnson
Duane Davis
Daumer
Colm Meaney
Shadow
Eddie Bo Smith Jr
Pitt
Richard Jones
Wave
Tom Reynolds
Cates
Tom Muzila
Private Nash
Tom Wood
Sammy Lee
Jerone Wiggins

Crew

Director
Andrew Davis

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, nudity, edited for language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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