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Second in Command (2006)

Video  -  Action | Thriller | War  -  2 May 2006 (USA)
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Jean Claude plays an official who's just been appointed as Second In Command to the U.S.Ambassador at an American Embassy in a small, turbulent Eastern European nation. When local ... See full summary »

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Michelle Whitman
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Capt. John Baldwin
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Frank Gaines
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GySgt. 'Gunny' Earl Darnell
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Anton Tavarov
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Mike Shustec
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President Yuri Amirev
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Emanuel Parvu ...
Cpl. Chevanton
Razvan Oprea ...
PFC Devereaux
Mihai Bisericanu ...
Marshall Geller
Elizabeth Barondes ...
Jennifer Lennard
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Jean Claude plays an official who's just been appointed as Second In Command to the U.S.Ambassador at an American Embassy in a small, turbulent Eastern European nation. When local insurgents attempt a coup d'etat, the nation's President takes refuge inside the embassy. The embassy is then besieged by the well-armed insurgents. The U.S. Ambassador is killed in the ensuing action, and it's now up to Jean-Claude and the embassy's small detachment of U.S. Marines to fend off the attackers. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Thriller | War

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Defteros stin ierarhia  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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By an odd coincidence, the scenes in which PFCs Zanger and Pazzini plant and detonate a number of package bombs around the neighborhood to distract the insurgents from the US Embassy was filmed on 07 July 2005, the date of the terrorist bombings in London, with the SFX explosions taking place almost to the exact hour of those in the UK. The largely British crew of the film learned of the attacks shortly after during their lunch break, and filming was suspended for the remainder of the day. See more »

Goofs

The action is placed in Moldova, but it was filmed in Bucharest, Romania. It is easily to see auto numbers on ordinary cars which are from Bucharest, not from Chisinau, the capital of Moldova. Not even one car has Moldavian numbers. Another goof is people's accent. None of them has Moldavian accent, which, for a native Romanian, is as obvious as one can distinguish between a penguin and a seagull. See more »

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Classical Van Damme Touch
11 May 2006 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

All those people who have said that this movie is a total spoiler or those people who passed the remarks "don't buy this movie" are all Van Damme haters.

After Replicant this was the second best JCVD direct to DVD! Yeah believe me this movie will rock you from the start to the end point. You will be stucked to your seat and your breath will hang out there with jcvd.

This movie is a combat movie ( War style ).Tanks, RPG, Choppers and more. Very heavy explosions perfectly filmed. Suspense is also part of it. The Cold war between Van Damme and the first in command was also good drama. No Fancy kicks this time but Van Damme seems to be very much mature actor.

Not more to say you all must watch it and say for your selves.

" EXCELLENT "


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