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Second in Command (2006)

R  |  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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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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It's time to take charge!

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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 »

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The Marine Corps Corporal escort driving the Commander shows a "SEAL Team" I.D. card at the airport, SEAL team members are Navy personnel not Marine Corps. See more »

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References George of the Jungle (1967) See more »

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Not impressed.
16 March 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

As an action flick "Second in Command" is nothing we haven't seen and it's based on a very unoriginal plot. Featuring an American intelligence or military action in a poverty ridden Eastern European Country. The problem with some of these movies is that the production staff does very little if any research. As if people who make these movies don't expect these movies to be shown in those Eastern European Countries they portray. Things like a Rebel Leader swearing in Serbian or Croatian language while speaking on the phone to Van Damm - from what I know in Moldavia or presently known as Moldova local population speaks Moldavian (romanian dialect) and Russian. I give this movie 2 for the lack of research and unoriginality.


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