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Under Siege

Under Siege
Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey and Ericka Eleniak


Rated: R For language and violence.
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: October 9, 1992 Released by: Warner Brothers

The battleship U.S.S. Missouri, en-route to being decommissioned, is hijacked for its nuclear missiles.

The terrorists are headed by ex-CIA agent-gone-bonkers, played convincingly by Tommy Lee Jones (JFK). He's aided by Krill (Gary Busey) a high-strung, disliked commander of the ship.

The hijackers arrive by helicopter dressed as caterers and rock bank members, along with Playmate Miss July 1989 (Ericka Eleniak) for the captain's surprise birthday bash. They take over the ship and round up the crew, all except a lowly cook forgotten in the galley - big mistake! They soon learn not to underestimate a 6'3" hunk whose specialty is bouillabaisse!

Steven Seagal plays Chief Petty Officer Casey Ryback, an ex-Navy Seal and martial arts expert who's also the captains's favorite chef.

Busey relishes his role as a psycho (he made a great villain in Lethal Weapon also); teamed with Jones, who's who's dressed in a studded leather jacket and sunglasses, they have a great time trying to outdo one another on the madman scale.

This is Segal's best movie yet. There's plenty of action and the excitement is nonstop. It's also tightly written, fast-paced, interesting and has two terrific villains. Everything you could as for in a great adventure flick.

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