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Chain of Command (2000)

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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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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
Herb Mitchell ...
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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Roy Scheider plays the U.S. President in both this film and the earlier movies "Executive Target" (1997) and "The Peacekeeper" (1997). All 3 movies went directly to Cable TV. 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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Exciting and engaging drama/thriller/actioner-***No Spoilers***
3 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Chain of Command," hereby referred to as COC, is one of those sleepers that packs a serious punch. Graced by cinematic stars such as Roy Scheider, Maria Conchita Alonso, Michael Biehn, and Patrick Muldoon, COC is full of action, suspense, and excellent acting. Ric Young, who plays the despotic and sinister character "Fung," gives a stellar and credible performance. Michael Biehn makes a major departure from his stereotypical good guy roles, and serves as a mean-spirited, incorrigible traitor.

If you liked films such as "Escape From New York" and "Executive Decision," I believe you will really enjoy COC. Although it is not a big-budget blockbuster with perks such as gratuitous sex and violence, it must be appreciated for its action and suspense.


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