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Chain of Command (2000)

Secret Service agents must retrieve the briefcase allowing the President control of America's nuclear arsenal before massive destruction ensues.

Director:

John Terlesky

Writer:

T.L. Lankford
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Scheider ... President Jack Cahill
Patrick Muldoon ... Special Agent Michael Connelly
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Vice President Gloria Valdez
Michael Biehn ... Craig Thornton
Ric Young ... Ken Fung
Sung Hi Lee ... Iris
William R. Moses ... Agent Gary Phillips
Tom Wright ... Agent Burke
Philip Tan ... Wu
Michael Mantell ... David Lehmann
Byron Field Byron Field ... Lt. Southern
John Putch ... Agent Joe Lambert
Pat Skipper ... Agent Ellroy
Francis Maikai Francis Maikai ... Ting
Herb Mitchell ... Admiral Harrington
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Storyline

Connelly, a secret service agent whose contempt for the new president's morals makes him unwilling to take a bullet for the guy is transferred to 'football duty'. The football in question is the briefcase which gives the president control over the whole of America's nuclear arsenal. It must be kept within 40 feet of him at all times and officers guarding it have responsibility only for the briefcase. However, during unofficial negotiations with a prominent Chinese businessman both the president and the football are captured. Written by <blessed_damosel@yahoo.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al servicio del presidente See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The shots of the ocean liner blowing up are stock footage from Deep Rising (1998). See more »

Goofs

The distance traveled by the American and Chinese ICBM's in the final attack changes between shots. See more »

Connections

Edited from Deep Rising (1998) See more »

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Made with rush.
5 December 2003 | by jarkanttSee all my reviews

Chain of command was not a bad movie to buy, because it was cheap, only 3 euros. I bought it only for my Michael Biehn collection, but I was still hoping it to be good. Well, it was average. It had the top actors(though I haven't ever heard of Patrick Muldoon), and ok story.But where was the concentration when making this movie. it was made only with 100% concentration when it should have been made with 110%.It is made with big rush just like the time would end or something. I'm not disappointed because I know it had the change to become a good movie.The idea was good, making it true was not.


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