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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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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
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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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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

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

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Edited from Deep Rising (1998) See more »

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Unheralded

For various reasons happened to be up at the time of the day when this unpromoted and unknown film was put on HBO.

I watched it because there was essentially nothing else on.

It is surprisingly good. I have no idea as to the provenance of it, or anything else about it other than having seen it on the small screen beginning at 4:20 in the morning on a difficult day. And it captured my attention, had a decent plot (OK, some technical errors about the "football," but not those kinds of things about which one ought to care in the context), and functional characters, particularly the Vice President.

When this comes on somewhere that you can see it, do. If you care for thought-provoking stuff about the consequences of nuclear weapons in the post-Cold-War era, at least. But it says much about more than that.

Again, oddly good film to have had no publicity whatsoever, at least that I've ever seen.


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