Under Siege

Synopsis: 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 di
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director(s): Andrew Davis
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Come on, show me some moves.

Come on!

Go, Cue Ball!

Go, Cue Ball! Go, Cue Ball, go!

That was cute.

Petty Officer Ryback?

- Ensign Taylor.

- Sir.

You don't have to "sir" me.

We're casual in the galley.

I'd watch it.

We still have a week together.

So I won't get to see you

go through puberty.

What is it?

I have orders from the XO

on the captain's birthday.

We're having dinner flown in

from Hawaii.

This galley will be cleared by 1700.

You are to report to the mess deck

prior to the helo's arrival.


Excuse me?

Only I cook for the captain.

You don't like that, talk to him.

I don't believe you get it.

See, this is a surprise party.

No one is going to talk

to the captain about this.

You know something?

He don't like surprises.

Neither do I.

Then I guess we'll just see

what we'll see. Won't we?

"I guess we'll just see

what we'll see. Won't we?"

Krill's going to skin you alive.

Why is it that I'm

starting to shake so bad...

...and there's this deep fear in me...

...thinking about Mr. Krill and

the horrible things he'll do to me?

Commander Krill.

Send him in.

You wanted to see me, Captain?

Commander Krill...

...how'd you expect to land

a helicopter without my authorization?

- It was a mistake to think...

- It was a mistake to try.

Your actions are

grossly insubordinate.

I want an explanation. Now.

Admiral Bates wants to thank you

for how smoothly things went.

He has a surprise for your birthday.

He's flying in from Hawaii.

I see. If the admiral wants a party,

I guess we'll have one.

Let's keep it simple.

Off-duty personnel can attend...

...but watches remain.

Yes, sir.


...since he wants this to be

a surprise...

...if you could stay here

till we come for you...

- I'll be engrossed in a novel.

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