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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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Wu
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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

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 »

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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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Underrated action movie
31 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Michael Connelly (Patrick Muldoon) is a secret service agent assigned to protect president Jack Cahill (Roy Scheider) during a flight on which there is an assassination attempt. The would-be assassin is foiled but an innocent crew member is killed. Connelly has had enough of this work and is moved to 'football duty,' carrying the 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 and others protecting it - not the president himself.

The Chinese are stirring up problems, and Cahill has a meeting with a Taiwanese businessman to ask him to act as a go-between. While the meeting is underway, Connelly's team is systematically attacked and taken out. Both the Cahill and the briefcase are now in the hands of rebel forces who intend to unleash US nuclear weapons on Beijing unless they can get favourable terms for Taiwan. Only Connelly remains at large...

The ratings of this film are quite low but this is not any more implausible, or more poorly acted, than a host of other action movies with bigger stars and higher budgets. Actually I think the leads perform well. The lighting is poor but other aspects of filming are perfectly acceptable though the use of slo-mo was a bit random. Underrated action movie.


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