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Chain of Command (1994)

When Merrill Ross (Michael Dudikoff) is thought to be a C.I.A. agent gone bad and teaming with some other alphabet named agency to take over the oil rich country of Qumir, he finds he's in ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Merrill Ross
Keren Tishman ...
Maya Robenowitz
Benjamin Brewster
Steve Greenstein ...
Ambassador Mosby
Jack Adalist ...
CIA Director Linder
Col. Hakkim
Jon J. Herison ...
David Menachem ...
Resistance Leader
Achmed (Cab Driver)
Yaron Levi Sabag ...
Sami Samir ...
Truck Driver
Jonathan Cherchi ...
Azil (as Yosef Shiloach)
Shai Schwartz ...


When Merrill Ross (Michael Dudikoff) is thought to be a C.I.A. agent gone bad and teaming with some other alphabet named agency to take over the oil rich country of Qumir, he finds he's in the middle of a very explosive situation. Not knowing who he can trust, he's forced to use a process of elimination thru the chain of operatives he encounters. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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9 January 1996 (USA)  »

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R. Lee Ermey says to Michael Dudikoff, "Watch your step Ben". However, it is Ermey's character that is named 'Ben' not Dudikoff's character. See more »


[Maya can't seem to start up a helicopter. Merrill is getting frustrated]
Merrill Ross: The starter's right there, just push the button!
[Maya flips the switch, and they're off]
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When The Whip Comes Down
Written by Mif, Frank Bartoletti, Lou Garscadden, Franklin Wyles
Performed by Slash Puppet
Lead vocals: Mif
Drums and Percussion: Franklin Wyles
Guitars: Frank Bartoletti, Lou Garscadden
Bass: Dave Carreiro
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not Dudikoff's best
11 April 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Unusual for Michael Dudikoff, he plays a foul-mouthed character, an ex-Green Beret who now works for an American oil company in a foreign country. The "F" word flies left and right from the Dudemeister's mouth as he winds up the only survivor of a massacre at the refinery he's there to inspect. He ultimately learns that his superiors are up to no good, lead by Lee Ermey. Not one of my favorite Dudikoff films, but there's some good moments throughout. The opening titles are pretty cool, with the credits set against a montage of oil fields with some cool music playing, Keren Tishman is gorgeous in her (to date) one and only film role, and the long climactic fight between Dudikoff and Todd Curtis is well-executed. But, it doesn't make the list as one of my favorite Dudikoff films.

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