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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 overview, first billed only:
President Jack Cahill
Special Agent Michael Connelly
Vice President Gloria Valdez
Ken Fung
Agent Gary Phillips
Agent Burke
Philip Tan ...
David Lehmann
Byron Field ...
Lt. Southern
Agent Joe Lambert
Agent Ellroy
Francis Maikai ...
Herb Mitchell ...
Admiral Harrington


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 »




Release Date:

22 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Al servicio del presidente  »

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Did You Know?


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


NORAD does not control the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Instead, this responsibility lies with the Air Combat Command. See more »


Edited from 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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