Under Siege


A former SEAL, now cook, is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they sieze control of a US Navy battleship.

Release Year: 1992

Rating: 6.3/10 (34,616 voted)

Andrew Davis

Stars: Steven Seagal, Gary Busey, Tommy Lee Jones

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…


Steven Seagal

Casey Ryback

Tommy Lee Jones

William Stranix

Gary Busey

Cmdr. Krill

Erika Eleniak

Jordan Tate

Colm Meaney


Patrick O'Neal

Capt. Adams

Andy Romano

Adm. Bates

Nick Mancuso

Tom Breaker

Damian Chapa


Troy Evans


David McKnight


Lee Hinton

Cue Ball

Glenn Morshower

Ens. Taylor

Leo Alexander

Lt. Smart

John Rottger

Cmdr. Green

It's not a job…It's an Adventure!

Release Date: 9 October 1992

Filming Locations: Fairhope, Alabama, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000


Gross: $156,400,000

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Erika Eleniak, who plays Jordan Tate "Miss July 1989" actually was Playboy Playmate of the Month for July, 1989.


When the Marine Sergeant allows CDR Krill in the Captain's office, the Sergeant's black leather hat band is properly on the brim but when he opens the door it is unexplainedly raised too high.


Johnson, how is the Captain gonna authorize a surprise birthday party for himself?

User Review

Steven Seagal's best!!

Rating: 9/10

This is by far Seagals best film and his only one that you could truly call
good. His others range from average to just plain awful, but this is a great
action film. Its basically Dies Hard on a boat, but is one of the few
successful Die Hard clones. Andrew Davis made this before The Fugitive, and
his direction is tense and exciting, whats more he gets Seagals best
performance which basically means he is slightly less wooden than

The plot revolves around this Battleship which is being taken out of use. On
its final run, coinciding with the captains birthday, the ship gets
hi-jacked by terrorists who plan to use the nuclear weapons on board. Seagal
a former Navy Seal, with more medals than a medal shop, is on board as the
ships cook, as this is the only position he can occupy in the ship after he
was involved in a military blunder previously. Seagal uses his skills to
cause problems for the terrorists as he sets out to stop them, aided by Miss
July 89 Jordan The played by the sexy and melon chested Erika Eleniak who is
certainly there for her looks ahead of acting ability, she is however a cut
above Seagal in the acting department.

The action in this is great, Seagals usual Aikido master class is on display
as well as some good gun fights, and impressive stunts. Seagal has always
had a bit of paunch but he looks a lot fitter than his recent films where he
lumbers about, in his earlier films he actually seems in some sort of shape
and actually looks tough.

Overall this is an entertaining film, Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey are in
scene stealing form as the bad guys and Seagal is at the top of his game.