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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.

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Cast

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President Jack Cahill
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Special Agent Michael Connelly
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Vice President Gloria Valdez
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Ken Fung
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Iris
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Agent Gary Phillips
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Agent Burke
Philip Tan ...
Wu
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David Lehmann
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Lt. Southern
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Agent Joe Lambert
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Agent Ellroy
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Ting
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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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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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22 July 2000 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

The Nuclear Football is not an actual means of launching nuclear weapons. Rather, it contains the U.S. nuclear war strategy as outlined in the Single Integrated Operational Plan. The Football's true function is to allow the President to have the capability to decide upon a nuclear option in the event of a crisis. Furthermore, in the event that the President is incapacitated, or if his Nuclear Football is compromised in any way, the Vice President also has a Nuclear Football. See more »

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Features Deep Rising (1998) See more »

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Roy Scheider and Susan Blakely -- Great Match!
24 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We have seen a lot of films on cable that attempt to repeat the high action films in the theatres but few do as well as this one particularly because it's so well cast. Roy Scheider as President of the United States with a bit of a roving eye and Susan Blakely as his no "b.s." Chief of Staff lock horns in a particularly realistic scene at the top of the film. Wish we could see more of them together. They are powerful opposite each other and Blakely shows her power as an artist. Is there a possibility of another film with these two?


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