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YMMV: Under Siege

  • Best Known for the Fanservice: Quite literally in this case. The scene where Erika Eleniak pops out of a giant cake while topless is one of the most-remembered scenes from this film.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Krill's acts of hostility towards Ryback, beginning with spitting in the chef's soup.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Many of Casey Ryback's improvised actions count as these, including but not limited to blowing up a Chinook using paint thinner and blowing up the submarine with a little help from his friends. Also Ryback kissing Jordan when he's asked to "show us some moves" by his crew.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    • Krill in a dress and makeup, asking Strannix if he needs psychological help, to which Strannix shakes his head.
    • And in the second film, Travis Dane using the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower for his threat video.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Ryback working with his mates, and their sadness over the deaths of some of their number. Also Ryback's Due to the Dead moment, taking a few moments to cover the captain's body in a show of respect to his murdered friend even with the situation around him still dire.
  • God-Mode Sue: At no point does it ever look like Ryback is in trouble, and yet it's still remarkably subdued compared to Seagal's usual characters - Ryback is far less respected than the standard Seagal protagonist, for starters. The hostages are supporting cast are usually in a lot more danger, so the movies still manage to have some tension.
  • Narm: Penn's Say My Name in the second film: "RAAAAH RYBACK!!!"
  • Retroactive Recognition: A young Katherine Heigl as Ryback's niece (and Distressed Damsel) in the sequel.
  • Tear Jerker: Ryback draping the dead Captain's uniform over his body, after Ryback finds the captain killed in cold blood.

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