Under Siege

Under Siege (1992)

39 mistakes

Continuity mistake: When Erika Eleniak and Steven Segal walk through the battleship and talk about her rule, ie. not killing people and not dating musicians, Steven has different types of the SMG MP5 in his hands. He changes from MP5 to MP5K and back in the blink of an eye.

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Other mistake: In each film Segal plays a chief petty officer, who happens to be an ex-Navy SEAL. In the posters for Under Siege, he's shown in the dress white uniform of an admiral. In the second film he's still depicted as an officer, but he has been demoted to a lieutenant. I guess the producers just thought the officer's uniform looks prettier, even though they're the very same uniform, except a chief has anchors on his collar and no shoulder boards.

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Continuity mistake: In one sequence (in which Ryback tries to save the drowning sailors), Ryback is running with two machine guns and kills a bunch of bad guys, including one guy with a moustache and cap who falls down a flight of stairs. After the machine guns are empty, he pulls out a pistol, slowly goes into another room and, surprise! the same guy appears, gets shot and falls down the stairs! Its obvious they ran out of guys to kill in the film, so they just ran the same film twice to look more violent.

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Continuity mistake: The big black terrorist who always accompanies Stranix loses his grey waiter jacket when he and the other terrorists are herding the Missouri crew into the makeshift prison. You can see this clearly when he shoots a marine prisoner who tries to overpower him. Later, when he follows Stranix into the captain's office, he is wearing his waiter jacket again.

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Continuity mistake: When the man tries to attack the terrorist while being moved to their "prison", Strannix shoots the man next to the one who attacks, saying something like "If you try anything we will shoot you and the man beside you". In this scene he is wearing a black sweater. In the scene before and after he is wearing the pink T-shirt and leather jacket.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, when Stranix launches the two tomahawk missiles toward Hawaii, look closely at where the missiles are launching. they're firing out of the space between the two ABLs (Armored Box Launchers) instead of from inside the launchers.

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the end of the film the prisoners are released. When the door opens water comes gushing out followed by 3 prisoners. You can see the water slide that the prisoners have slid down.

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Factual error: Why did they send only one F/A-18 to look for the missing helicopter? There would usually be two - a lead and his wingman. I would have expected a Search-and-Rescue type or maybe even the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Revealing mistake: At the part where Ryback places a grenade on the door and the man gets blown away by opening it, the shot just before reveals that it's an obvious dummy (best seen in slow-motion).

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Revealing mistake: When Ryback jury-rigs a timed explosive to destroy the helicopter, he uses a tin of paint thinner which is expected to fall off a hand grenade, thus releasing the spring on the grenade. However, when the explosion occurs you can see over Ryback's shoulder that the paint thinner tin hasn't moved at all, and that the explosion occurs inside the helicopter, not where the grenade was placed.

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Factual error: As Strannix and Krill walk down the "Broadway" passageway, they pass through several watertight doors. These doors never extend all the way to the deck, so anyone passing through one would need to exert some small effort to pick their feet up to step over the threshold. There is no evidence of this, and they continue walking through as if the deck were uninterrupted.

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Visible crew/equipment: After the lady in the cake bit they leave the room and close the door behind them. When the door closes there is a shadow of the cameraman on it.

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Factual error: In the last scene, where Chief Ryback is rendering honors to his deceased captain, he is in dress blues, with a gold crow. Since the movie takes place some 2 years after Panama, and Ryback received either non-judicial punishment or a Court Martial at that time for striking an officer, he would have lost his "good conduct" rating, and the crow would have been red.

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Other mistake: Near the end of the film, when the 2 nuclear missiles are destroyed, one by a fighter plane, the other by Segal, the same shot is used for both the missiles blowing up.

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Continuity mistake: Steven Segal argues with his superior and gets jailed in a meat freezer. When bad guys come to open it and kill him, they throw the door's lock pin at least 7 feet away (you can hear it slide). But Segal overcomes them, shuts them in, and he retrieves the lock pin which is now suddenly directly below the door.

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Continuity mistake: When Seal team 5 is sent in to retake the Missouri, Stranex's man sees them trying to sneak in under the ship's radar. As the team readies to drop in on the ship's bow, look through the windshield of the helicopter. No wonder the Missouri picked the helicopter up on radar. They are way up in the air and well within radar range.

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Plot hole: Why was an F-18 even sent to look for the helicopter anyway? Krill was the only one on the ship at the time that knew who was really on the chopper, the crew only knew about Jordan Tate, and the captain believes it's supposed to be a surprise for him so he's not calling anyone, so who sent the F-18?

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Factual error: When the ship launches the missile to take out the satellite building in Hawaii they shoot a Harpoon Missile. The Harpoon is a anti-ship missile, it also is a fire and forget missile that flies in a straight line. In the movie it shows on the radar the missile making a turn, that would never happen.

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Darren Manick

Factual error: When the jet fighter is flying by the naval ship, it gets shot down by a CIWS Phalanx system. The control panel used to fire it is not the real control panel.

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Plot hole: An American battleship with an active supply of nuclear warheads on its missiles would in no way allow a helicopter full of strangers to land and deploy without those men being screened for any weapons by the security guards on the ship (even if Krill already knows).

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