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Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011)

Follows Sam Axe on a mission in Latin America and gives us a glimpse into his military past.

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Jeffrey Donovan

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Matt Nix (teleplay), Matt Nix (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Campbell ... Sam Axe
Kiele Sanchez ... Amanda Maples
RonReaco Lee ... Ben Delaney
Pedro Pascal ... Comandante Veracruz
Ilza Ponko ... Beatriz (as Ilza Rosario)
Kepa Amuchastegui Kepa Amuchastegui ... Gov. Perez
Chandra West ... Donna Maitland
John Diehl ... Adm. James G. Lawrence
John Ales ... Matt Bailey
Brendan O'Malley Brendan O'Malley ... Gabriel Manaro
Lenny Clarke ... Rawlins
Alex Fernandez ... Adm. Gregory Maitland
Germán Escallón Germán Escallón ... Luis
Roberto Cano ... Garcia
Johnny Acero Johnny Acero ... Montez (as John Acero)
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Storyline

As informal punishment for an unwitting affair with admiral Gregory Maitland's adulterous wife, Sam Axe, a US Navy Commander, was sent to Colombia to observe the suspected rebel movement Espada Ardiente ('Burning Sword'). Now he's under investigation for allegedly consorting with those alleged terrorists. He explains how he discovered that his Colombian army liaison Comandante Veracruz was the real drug dealers cahoot, who pailed on framing Axe and presumably innocent farmers for the bombing of an American-run Andes clinic. Sam escaped and tried to help the civilians and forces CIA observers to demand urgent help. He even found a trump card to avoid conviction for his illegal methods and a favorable discharge. Written by KGF Vissers

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Every man has a past. His just has more explosions.


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TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe See more »

Filming Locations:

Bogotá, Colombia

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Throughout the series, Sam uses the same alias for all of his undercover characters; Chuck Finley. Apparently, he got the idea for the name from his mission in Colombia off of a Sports magazine. See more »

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Admiral Maitland wears the shoulder boards of a 2-star rear admiral, but his service dress blue jacket in his office is that of a 1-star rear admiral. See more »

Quotes

[the lead truck in Veracruz' convoy stops, just short of Ben's trap]
Comandante Veracruz: [in Spanish] Why are they stopping?
Sam Axe: [overlooking] Is he on it or not?
Ben Delaney: He's not on it! If he was on it, it would...
[the truck drives forward, triggering the bomb and exploding]
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Referenced in Burn Notice: Enemy of My Enemy (2011) See more »

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Very Groovy
24 April 2011 | by WOLVERINE25thSee all my reviews

Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe is a journey into the past of the series' most enigmatic character as only Bruce Campbell can play him.

Set in 2005, the movie follows Sam's last mission as a Navy Seal before he wound up retired in Miami. A moment of indiscretion gets Sam sent into the South American jungles to deal with a terrorist group causing havoc. But, things aren't what they seem.

So far, the biggest complaints about this movie are that some of the uniforms are inaccurate, which means they must be doing everything else right. As made for TV movies go, this was very good. Even thought it felt more like one of Bruce's B-movie romps than an actual extension of Burn Notice, that only helps bring home the fun of the movie. Bruce gets many a great line, and a few nods to both his past and his fans.

The other characters ranged from well-acted to a kind of meh performance, and the overall direction by Jeffrey Donovan was well done. Fans of both Bruce and Burn Notice will enjoy this picture and come away feeling satisfied. Was this necessary? Maybe not. Was it worth it? Hell yes.


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