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  • Actor Allusion: Jordan Tate is "Miss July '89" — actress Erika Eleniak, who played her, was Playboy's Playmate of the month of July 1989 in real life.
    • She was even wearing a naval-themed outfit in her centerfold.
  • Completely Different Title:
    • France French: "Trap on the High Sea"
    • Québec French: "Battleship in Peril"
  • Not Screened for Critics: At the time of its release, this was the highest grossing movie not to have been pre-screened for critics.
  • Playing Against Type: Tommy Lee Jones, usually a quippy but stern lawman or soldier, clearly has a ball playing a snarky, unhinged terrorist. Also, Glenn Morshower, who would be more well-known for his Reasonable Authority Figure roles, plays an arrogant Jerkass naval officer.
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  • Uncredited Role: Steven Seagal did some uncredited rewrites to the script.
  • Wag the Director: Steven Seagal claimed in an interview that the character played by Erika Eleniak was not included in the original screenplay and that he personally suggested the inclusion of a stripper as a sidekick to add some humor to the film.
  • What Could Have Been: According to a claim made by Jenny Mccarthy during an interview, she was offered the role of Jordan Tate but declined because it would have required nudity. This was before McCarthy's days as a Playboy Playmate, when she was trying to make it as a legitimate actress.
  • Working Title: Dreadnought.

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