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Der Commander (1988)

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A Major leads a group of mercenaries whose mission is to protect a disc full of secrets, located in South Asia.

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Major Colby
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Col. Mazzarini
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Henry Carlson
Manfred Lehmann ...
Mason / Hiccock
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McPherson
Chat Silayan ...
Ling
Hans Leutenegger ...
Gutierrez
Christian Brückner ...
Frank Williams
Frank Glaubrecht ...
Lennox
Thomas Danneberg ...
Gustafson
Anita Lochner ...
Mrs. Mason
Wolfgang Kühne ...
Krüger
Paul Muller ...
Carbalo
Bobby Rhodes ...
Kongo Klaus
Romano Puppo ...
Angelo
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A Major leads a group of mercenaries whose mission is to protect a disc full of secrets, located in South Asia.

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28 April 1988 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Commander  »

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1.66 : 1
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Some model shots of silos from Code Name: Wild Geese (1984) are reused with new sequences shot on the same location for this film - this location and the use of a flamethrower are a reference to the earlier film which had many of the same personnel. See more »

Goofs

When one of the commandos is met by the Thai lady commando at the airport, the MG car's left indicator is flashing when she gets out, but it is off when they get in the car in the shot from the back of the vehicle. See more »

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Follows Kommando Leopard (1985) See more »

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Music: Walter Baumgartner
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Enervated
24 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

OK, this is confusing. In 1984, the Italian director Anthony Dawson (AKA Antonio Margheriti) made "Codename:Wildgeese", an action film about a commando squad that goes to Southeast Asia to attack a drug lord's stronghold. It starred Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef, Klaus Kinski and Ernest Borgnine. In 1988, he made "The Commander", an action film about a commando squad that goes to Southeast Asia to attack a drug lord's stronghold. It starred Collins and Van Cleef again, but no Kinski and Borgnine this time; in their place, there was Donald Pleasence. To further confuse matters, the version of "The Commander" I saw was actually titled "Commando:Wildgeese"! It took me about 10 minutes to realize that I wasn't watching the 1984 film! Anyway, all you need to remember is that "The Commander" / "Commando:Wildgeese" is a low-grade action film, to be avoided at all costs. A low point in the careers of Van Cleef and Pleasence; all the others involved never had much of a career to begin with. The only character who piqued my interest was a beautiful female fighter, but she didn't get to do much. (*)


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