History Film / UnderSiege

24th Dec '17 1:00:58 PM maxwellsilver
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* IResembleThatRemark: As [[TheMole Commander Krill]] reads through his now-dead superior's report on him, he notices that he pegged Krill for being psychologically unstable. Krill, in drag, asks [[BigBad Strannix]] if he looks like he needs psychological help.
-->'''Strannix:''' [[SarcasmMode "Not at all".]]
* JumpingOutOfACake: At the beginning.
* KindaBusyHere: Casey Ryback is shooting it out with the hijackers when he gets a call from [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Admiral Bates]], and his female sidekick answers.

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* IResembleThatRemark: As [[TheMole Commander Krill]] Krill reads through his now-dead superior's report on him, he notices that he pegged Krill for being psychologically unstable. Krill, in drag, asks [[BigBad Strannix]] Strannix if he looks like he needs psychological help.
-->'''Strannix:''' [[SarcasmMode "Not at all".]]
all".
* JumpingOutOfACake: At Jordan at the beginning.
* KindaBusyHere: Casey Ryback is shooting it out with the hijackers when he gets a call from [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Admiral Bates]], Bates, and his female sidekick answers.



* KarmicDeath: If you think about, Commander Krill being blown to kingdom come, by the guns of the ship, who's crew he betrayed can be considered this.

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* KarmicDeath: If you think about, Commander Krill being blown to kingdom come, come by the guns of the ship, who's ship whose crew he betrayed can be considered this.



* TheLoad: Jordan, although [[AdrenalineMakeover she shows]] ActionGirl [[AdrenalineMakeover potential]] in the last 20 minutes of the film. She's also pretty clever. He tells her to stay back "where it's safe". Her reply, "The safest place on this ship is three feet behind you!"

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* TheLoad: Jordan, although [[AdrenalineMakeover she shows]] ActionGirl [[AdrenalineMakeover shows Action Girl potential]] in the last 20 minutes of the film. She's also pretty clever. He tells her to stay back "where it's safe". Her reply, "The safest place on this ship is three feet behind you!"



* RatedMForManly: Creator/StevenSeagal, [[MoreDakka firefights]], [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]], [[EvilIsHammy hammy villains]], [[{{Fanservice}} Erika Eleniak's boobs]]...

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* RatedMForManly: Creator/StevenSeagal, [[MoreDakka firefights]], [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]], [[EvilIsHammy firefights, explosions, hammy villains]], [[{{Fanservice}} villains, Erika Eleniak's boobs]]...boobs...


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* {{Retirony}}: Captain Adams is at least implied to be on his final deployment when his XO murders him and takes over the ship.
24th Dec '17 12:51:14 PM maxwellsilver
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** When the TV news commentator is talking about how the ''Missouri'' is on it's last cruise to San Francisco for decommissioning, he remarks that "her awesome weaponry will be removed and dismantled, probably never to be fired again." By the end of the film, just about all of her major weapons systems (20mm CIWS, 5" and 16" guns, and Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles) have been fired at least once.

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** When the TV news commentator is talking about how the ''Missouri'' is on it's its last cruise to San Francisco for decommissioning, he remarks that "her awesome weaponry will be removed and dismantled, probably never to be fired again." By the end of the film, just about all of her major weapons systems (20mm CIWS, 5" and 16" guns, and Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles) have been fired at least once.
24th Dec '17 12:50:54 PM maxwellsilver
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* HarsherInHindsight: In-universe. Due to age and rank of Captain Adams it is safe to assume that he was on his last assignment, just like battleship itself. Unfortunately, he would not survive events. In RealLife, actor Patrick O'Neal died after just two years after this movie, seventeen days short of his 67th birthday.
24th Dec '17 12:49:11 PM maxwellsilver
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** [[InformedAbility Doesn't stop him]] [[CrazyPrepared carrying a .45 with him at all times in the second film.]]

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** [[InformedAbility Doesn't stop him]] [[CrazyPrepared him carrying a .45 with him at all times in the second film.]]
24th Dec '17 12:47:26 PM maxwellsilver
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* TheChosenZero: Ryback is a ''hilarious'' subversion. He's just the ship's cook, and very honest about it... but he used to be one of the greatest SEALs the Navy had ever seen.

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* TheChosenZero: Ryback is a ''hilarious'' subversion. He's just the ship's cook, and very honest about it... but he used to be one of the greatest SEALs [=SEALs=] the Navy had ever seen.



* DefensiveFeintTrap

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* %%* DefensiveFeintTrap
24th Dec '17 12:40:50 PM maxwellsilver
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Of course, [[ChefOfIron the pesky cook kills him first]], and leaves a bomb in a microwave when he finally escapes. He sneaks up to the captain's room, finds him dead, and finds the cake with Miss July in it, unopened. She's alive, but she's missed everything. She's also a self-proclaimed pacifist and TheLoad...

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Of course, [[ChefOfIron the pesky cook kills him first]], and leaves a bomb in a microwave when he finally escapes. He sneaks up to the captain's room, finds him dead, and finds the cake with Miss July in it, unopened. She's alive, but she's missed everything. She's also a self-proclaimed pacifist and TheLoad...
never handled a gun...



* ArtisticLicenseShips: In various scenes is perfectly clear, that ship is disguised USS Alabama, with its shorter hull and single stack. Radars on artillery directors is older model too. Also, on Iowa-class battleships pilot house is located inside armored conning tower, what appears as (and depicted in movie) control room is just enclosed gallery around around said conning tower.

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* ArtisticLicenseShips: In various scenes is perfectly clear, that ship is disguised actually the USS Alabama, ''Alabama'' standing-in for the ''Missouri'', with its shorter hull and single stack. Radars on artillery directors is older model too. Also, on Iowa-class ''Iowa''-class battleships the pilot house is located inside an armored conning tower, what appears as (and depicted in movie) a control room is just an enclosed gallery around around said conning tower.
15th Oct '17 6:43:56 PM Bissek
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* OverrankedSoldier: Commander Krill is a mix of type IV-V, harassing and provoking crew members he doesn't like for no real reason, often in ways that blatantly violate Navy regulations. To be fair, Captain Adams had noticed his XO's instability, and after the terrorists take the ''Missouri'', they find he had prepared a performance review for Krill that would have torpedoed Krill's career over that had Adams lived to reach Pearl Harbor and file it.
11th Oct '17 9:13:24 PM marcoasalazarm
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: While not the FBI, the dichotomy between CIA and Navy staff when handling the crisis of each movie plays out the same. CIA liaisons are always presented as self serving, irresponsible, short sighted, and responsible for the creation of the villains, and the Navy as as an exasperated ReasonableAuthorityFigure that has to clean up after them with the help of Ryback.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: While not the FBI, the dichotomy between CIA and Navy staff when handling the crisis of each movie plays out the same. CIA liaisons are always presented as [[SmugSnake self serving, serving]], irresponsible, short sighted, and [[CreateYourOwnVillain responsible for the creation of the villains, villains]], and the Navy as as an exasperated ReasonableAuthorityFigure that has to clean up after them with the help of Ryback.
11th Oct '17 8:55:24 PM JediGoalie30
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: While not the FBI, the dichotomy between CIA and Navyy staff when handling the crisis of each movie plays out the same. CIA liaisons are always presented as self serving, irresponsible, short sighted, and responsible for the creation of the villains, and the Navy as as an exasperated ReasonableAuthorityFigure that has to clean up after them with the help of Ryback.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: While not the FBI, the dichotomy between CIA and Navyy Navy staff when handling the crisis of each movie plays out the same. CIA liaisons are always presented as self serving, irresponsible, short sighted, and responsible for the creation of the villains, and the Navy as as an exasperated ReasonableAuthorityFigure that has to clean up after them with the help of Ryback.


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** When the TV news commentator is talking about how the ''Missouri'' is on it's last cruise to San Francisco for decommissioning, he remarks that "her awesome weaponry will be removed and dismantled, probably never to be fired again." By the end of the film, just about all of her major weapons systems (20mm CIWS, 5" and 16" guns, and Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles) have been fired at least once.


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** As Ryback and his crew are celebrating and watching the submarine burn, their grins and laughter are instantly replaced with looks of horror when a pair of Tomahawks blast off of their launchers.


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* PointDefenseless: Averted when the CIWS easily takes out the F/A-18 on its recon mission. Justified when Tackman's and Ryback's sabotage cripples the ''Missouri's'' electronics before they can shoot down the SEAL team's choppers, then subverted when they get shot down anyway by a pair of missileers on the submarine armed with Stingers.
3rd Oct '17 9:06:02 PM Angeldeb82
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* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: As Doumer is about to shoot Chief Ryback, several shots ring out and Doumer falls to the deck dead. Behind him is standing Jordan Tate, Ryback's LoveInterest, with a gun in her hands.

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* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: As Doumer is about to shoot Chief Ryback, several shots ring out and Doumer falls to the deck dead. Behind him is standing Jordan Tate, Ryback's LoveInterest, {{Love Interest|s}}, with a gun in her hands.



* {{Chef of Iron}}: ''And how!'' Seagal's character is obviously not to be messed with.

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* {{Chef of Iron}}: ChefOfIron: ''And how!'' Seagal's character is obviously not to be messed with.



* CreepyCrossdresser: At the Captain's birthday party, Krill comes into the party in drag, much to the surprise of his crewmates. Turns out he's in on the hijacking.



** [[InformedAbility Doesn't stop him]] [[CrazyPrepared carrying a .45 with him at all times in the second film]].

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** [[InformedAbility Doesn't stop him]] [[CrazyPrepared carrying a .45 with him at all times in the second film]].film.]]



* HarsherInHindsight: In-universe. Due to age and rank of Captain Adams it is safe to assume, that he was on his last assignment, just like battleship itself. Unfortunately, he would not survive events. In RealLifem, actor Patrick O'Neal die after just two years after this movie, seventeen days short of his 67th birthday.

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* HarsherInHindsight: In-universe. Due to age and rank of Captain Adams it is safe to assume, assume that he was on his last assignment, just like battleship itself. Unfortunately, he would not survive events. In RealLifem, RealLife, actor Patrick O'Neal die died after just two years after this movie, seventeen days short of his 67th birthday.



* KnifeFight: The climax has a knife fight between Strannix and Ryback, [[spoiler: which quickly turns into a CurbStompBattle, with Strannix only getting one luck scratch, before Ryback [[EyeScream gauges his eye out with his bare hand]], before [[NoKillLikeOverkill stabbing him through the head and smashing his head through a piece of equipment, electrocuting him.]] And that's ''after'' owning him in the knife fight.]]

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* KnifeFight: The climax has a knife fight between Strannix and Ryback, [[spoiler: which quickly turns into a CurbStompBattle, with Strannix only getting one luck scratch, before Ryback [[EyeScream gauges his eye out with his bare hand]], before [[NoKillLikeOverkill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill stabbing him through the head and smashing his head through a piece of equipment, electrocuting him.]] him]]. And that's ''after'' owning him in the knife fight.]]



* {{MacGyvering}}: Ryback improvises explosives and other tools using a combination of everyday objects like paint thinner and military implements like gunpowder from a grenade.

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* {{MacGyvering}}: MacGyvering: Ryback improvises explosives and other tools using a combination of everyday objects like paint thinner and military implements like gunpowder from a grenade.



* MsFanservice: We are introduced to Jordan when she jumps out of a cake in a [[FetishFuel thong and naval officer's coat]] which she quickly strips off to reveal a great pair of tits.

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* MsFanservice: We are introduced to Jordan when she jumps out of a cake in a [[FetishFuel thong and naval officer's coat]] coat which she quickly strips off to reveal a great pair of tits.



* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Subverted in that the real president at the time, [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush George H.W. Bush]], is shown sending the ship off before its final voyage, even if he's not involved in the bulk of the movie.

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* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Subverted in that the real president at the time, [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush George H.W. Bush]], UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush, is shown sending the ship off before its final voyage, even if he's not involved in the bulk of the movie.



* RatedMForManly: Creator/StevenSeagal, [[MoreDakka firefights]], [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]], [[EvilIsHammy hammy villains]], [[{{Fanservice}} Erika Eleniak's boobs...]]
* RealMenCanCook: Casey is an excellent chef, and his only questioned by [[TheDragon Krill.]]

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* RatedMForManly: Creator/StevenSeagal, [[MoreDakka firefights]], [[StuffBlowingUp explosions]], [[EvilIsHammy hammy villains]], [[{{Fanservice}} Erika Eleniak's boobs...]]
boobs]]...
* RealMenCanCook: Casey is an excellent chef, and his is only questioned by [[TheDragon Krill.]]Krill]].



* VillainousCrossdresser: At the Captain's birthday party, Krill comes into the party in drag, much to the surprise of his crewmates. Turns out he's in on the hijacking.



* VillainBall: Ruthlessly {{Averted}}. Prior to the VillainousBreakdown both Strannix and Krill refuse to pick up the ball, with the worst decisions being the incident where Krill provokes Rybeck and throws him in the meat locker (which is petty and stupid, but he had no way of knowing that this could impact his plan) and only sending a couple men to the kitchen at the start (which is understandable as they had no idea how dangerous Ryback was). After that, Strannix orders his men into roving patrols, reporting in regularly, not to pursue Ryback into unsecured areas, to immediately call for backup should anything happen, the sub has backup anti-air weapons used to take out the SEAL Team, Krill smartly figures that putting the crew in danger will create a situation where they can take out Ryback, and they notice Ryback trying to sabotage the submarine.

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* VillainBall: Ruthlessly {{Averted}}.{{Averted|Trope}}. Prior to the VillainousBreakdown both Strannix and Krill refuse to pick up the ball, with the worst decisions being the incident where Krill provokes Rybeck and throws him in the meat locker (which is petty and stupid, but he had no way of knowing that this could impact his plan) and only sending a couple men to the kitchen at the start (which is understandable as they had no idea how dangerous Ryback was). After that, Strannix orders his men into roving patrols, reporting in regularly, not to pursue Ryback into unsecured areas, to immediately call for backup should anything happen, the sub has backup anti-air weapons used to take out the SEAL Team, Krill smartly figures that putting the crew in danger will create a situation where they can take out Ryback, and they notice Ryback trying to sabotage the submarine.
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