4.2/10
390
9 user 7 critic

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 »

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An ex-Marine who was hired to train Iraqi soldiers to fight Iran returns to Iraq as a CIA agent to free his brother, who has been imprisoned there by a renegade general.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Tommy Hinkley, Hanna Azoulay Hasfari
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Group of ex-secret agents open a jazz club in Las Vegas. One of them falls in love with an Indian, and finds out that the local Indian Reserve is threatened by the greed of a powerful ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Chamchoum
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Sylvie Varakine, Lee Majors
Moving Target (1996)
Action | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.

Director: Damian Lee
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Ardon Bess, Michelle Johnson
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, Larry Poindexter
Rescue Me (1992)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Fraser's unrequited love for the beautiful and rich Ginny gets a chance to prove itself, when she is suddenly kidnapped. He teams up with rebel Mac, who's got a score to settle with the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Stephen Dorff, Ami Dolenz
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young officer, just out of West Point is sent to Vietnam, where the men don't respect him until he gets wounded and returns to be a wiser soldier and a better commander

Director: Aaron Norris
Stars: Tony Pierce, Robert F. Lyons, Michael Dudikoff
Soldier Boyz (1995)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A group of prisoners are going to Vietnam to rescue the daughter of a V-I.P. The Ones who survive get their freedom back...but hell awaits them.

Director: Louis Morneau
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tyrin Turner
Crash Dive (Video 1997)
Action | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Stevens
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Frederic Forrest, Reiner Schöne
Midnight Ride (1990)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A house wife just left her cop husband, when she picks up Justin Mckay she'll wish she never did as she's plunged into a nightmare and the grip of a psychotic killer.

Director: Bob Bralver
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Mark Hamill, Savina Gersak
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost... See full summary »

Director: Steve Carver
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Donald Pleasence, Robert Vaughn
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Matt Hunter, a former Military Intelligence man who resigned so that he could take care of his sister following his parents' death, goes to visit Larry Richards, a friend who's running for ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Steve James, James Booth
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

When a peace treaty between America and Syria is thwarted, the renegade head of the Syrian army retaliates in a major way. He steals a nuclear weapon that only the Freedom Strike team can ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry P. Jacobs
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Tone Loc, Felicity Waterman
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avamposto cinese  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[after listening to Brewster's offer to help him dominate the Qumir oil fields]
Merrill Ross: Okay, let me get this straight. If I say no, you'll have me kill, right?
Benjamin Brewster: [regretfully] Well, unfortunately, yes.
Merrill Ross: But if I say yes, I get a yacht, a ferrari, I can date Michelle Pfeiffer, whatever, right?
Benjamin Brewster: Yes to that, too.
Merrill Ross: I'm no chump. I'm with you, Ben!
See more »

Soundtracks

Rippin' On A Wishbone
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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
The dying breath of Cannon Group
22 August 2015 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

Another bad straight to video action movie with Michael Dudikoff , whose career (well ,at least in the B-class action cinema) went downhill after the end of 80's. This is another low budget movie that only action junkies should enjoy. I like action movies , but they should have engaging story and interesting characters for me to work.

The story is so convoluted that I don't even think it makes sense. The plot is just so hard to follow that it's impossible to care about anything what's happening in the movie. I appreciate action movies with complex plots ( for example The Bourne movies) , but this is not the case here. This is just some nonsense.

There is very little action here and when it happens… Well , the action is VERY poor. There is lot of slow motion shootouts and unfortunately they aren't done with John Woo class. The bad guys have such bad aim that it is embarrassing. They are just as bad as Storm troopers from "Star wars" trilogy. Lot's of low budget shooting , explosions and stabbing. Nothing stands out , everything is generic.

Michael Dudikoff ("American ninja") gives an adequate performance here. R. Lee Ermey ("Full metal jacket") seems to be lost and doesn't do anything memorable. Todd Curtis is quite solid as the villain , but it's impossible to take him seriously because of his RIDICULOUS hairstyle. Karen Tishman is a obligatory love interest, This is her first and only movie and it's not hard to understand why. She is ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE here , but she is so SMOKIN HOT that you can forgive her.

This is one boring film. Avoid it. It was made by Cannon , so it should tell how much quality is here. The best part of the movie are the opening credits which look and sound cool. Watch them and don't watch the rest of the movie. I give it 1/10.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Chain of Command (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?