Tonight's MovieMovie: Under Siege and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
Posted 10.27.12 by Ryan
"I'm just a cook."
Back in the early 1990s, Steven Seagal was slowly becoming an action star with movies like 1988's Above the Law and 1990's Hard to Kill, but it was 1992's Under Siege that made Seagal a legitimate star. The movie saw Seagal play former Navy SEAL Casey Ryback, who works as a cook on the USS Missouri after losing his security clearance. But when an ex-CIA operative (Tommy Lee Jones) and a rogue Naval commander (Gary Busey) take control of the Missouri with the intent purpose of stealing the ship's Tomahawk missiles, there's only one man that can stop them. You guessed it, Seagal.
Directed by Andrew Davis, who would go on to direct The Fugitive next (and earn Jones an Oscar), Under Siege earned $156 million worldwide and spawned a sequel, 1995's Under Siege: Dark Territory, which sees Ryback have to protect his niece (Katherine Heigl) from a computer hacker (Eric Bogosian) and a group of mercenaries. Both movies air back-to-back tonight on Reelz, starting at 6PM EST/3PM PST for Under Siege and 8PM EST/5PM PST for Under Siege 2.
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