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

Pearl Harbor outer marker,

Hey, Case!

What's happening?

Where's your whites?

The Prez is coming.

He won't miss me.

What's this? You're in the Navy,

you've got to look good.

- Cue Ball!

- Where's your whites?

- Poor boy doesn't have a dress uniform.

- I've got the dress, I forgot the pumps.

Tell him not to worry.

Everything here is handled.

Oh, my God.

No, no, that's okay.

We'll take care of it.

Well, it's going to be a zoo.

Chief Ryback.

Send him in.

Get in your dress uniform.

You know how I feel about ceremonies.

I thought this time...

If I had your ribbons,

I'd wear them to bed.

Yes, sir.

Get in your whites.

I'll introduce you to the President.

- I appreciate that, but...

- That's not a good idea.

For once, Commander Krill and I

are in total agreement.

I have 50 gallons of bouillabaisse

I need to prepare by tomorrow.

- My birthday?

- I could do the cheeseburger routine.

It's not for me, it's the crew.

They really love that stuff.

Just don't show your face

till after the ceremony.

You're a sorry-looking sailor.

That I am. Thank you, sir.


...why do you tolerate that clown?

I know he's a good cook...

He's more than a good cook. You have

no idea. Now let him be, XO.

Yes, sir.

Fifty years ago today...

... the infamous Japanese attack

destroyed the Pacific fleet...

... here in Pearl Harbor.

In honor of those who died,

the USS Missouri now returns.

Built to avenge Pearl Harbor,

she did.

Days after we dropped the bomb

on Hiroshima...

... Japan surrendered

on the Missouri's deck...

... ending World War II.

The Missouri fired the first shots

of the Gulf War.

Her powerful 16 inch guns destroyed

Iraqi bunkers.

Her Tomahawk missiles rocketed deep

into the heart of Baghdad.

The fastest and most powerful

dreadnought ever to sail the seas...

Where's your tattoo?

Where I got it, you don't want to see.

Now the ship will be decommissioned.

President Bush is paying final tribute

to the ship...

... and her great history.

Did you hear the joke about Andre

and Beaudreau hunting on the bayou?

"Where're the guns, Druillet?"

That's about right.

In the end this unity

of purpose...

These ceremonies not only remember war,

they celebrate peace.

The President ordered the removal

of all Tomahawk cruise missiles...

... from U.S. surface ships.

Tomorrow the ship embarks for

San Francisco for her final voyage.

Her weaponry will be removed,

dismantled, and never fired again.

The vessel will then take her place

in naval history.

We will gain the inevitable triumph,

so help us God.

Look at the money spent

on this photo opportunity.

Ready to go, sir.

Very well, let's single up.

Aye, sir.

Single up all lines.

- Captain, you have clear water to port.

- Very well.

Krill ain't running this ship.

The old man has to okay

all helicopter landings.

How's the captain going to authorize

a surprise party for himself?

We already stowed all the gear.

What's on this helicopter?

This little sweetheart.

- She's in the...

- Yeah, she's in the cake.

That is Miss July '89. Jordan Tate.

- We'll be ready for her.

- Good. Go ahead and keep that.

Lieutenant, we don't have time

to talk about this now.

No time for the security

of nuclear weapons?

Maybe I'm not being clear.

Any watches not crucial shall be

secured during the party...

...including the Marine roving patrol.

We're operating

on a skeleton crew.

This is an order.

The log will show I consider this

unsafe, and obeyed under protest.


Hey, Cue Ball.

Cue Ball in the house.

Show me a move!

Turn up the tunes! Turn up the tunes!

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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