Under Siege

Under Siege

Andrew Davis (1992)

98min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

Summary

Terrorists infiltrate a US battleship in a carefully orchestrated move to steal its arsenal of nuclear weapons, unaware the ship's resourceful cook - a veteran US Navy Seal - and a scantily clad stripper are about to foil their plans. Action adventure, starring Steven Seagal, Erika Eleniak, Gary Busey and Tommy Lee Jones. Edited for broadcast.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Andrew Davis
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence, nudity, edited for some of its language. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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