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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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Serban Celea ...
President Yuri Amirev
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RSO John Lydon
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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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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Scott Adkins was offered the role of Pfc. Devereaux but could not sign for it due to other commitments. He was replaced by Razvan Oprea. 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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"COMMAND" failed to make a Blockbuster
13 March 2008 | by (Bangalore) – See all my reviews

Though I fully enjoyed SIC while watching it is difficult to give a good *star for this movie. I like Van Damme for his no nonsense and solid facial expression styles, and a must choice is for his action displays. I consider him one of the action stars who use their bodies other than guns and knives. This is what his specific identity for action movies. SIC is not an unique or striking movie but just satisfies your hunger to watch out. One thing I am disappointed with SIC is the quality of the picture or screen which is really very very poor in standard as compared to its sound. It fails to match parallel with the story or standard body movements of the actors. Which is why it failed to reach near major audiences.

The story has a bit good taste and to thrill the audiences as long as it is unfinished, but reaching on the last scene it's hard to remember. Yes, as I said it made me to focus and enjoy throughout the movie, but still it lacked some more tastes. After the half of the movie it takes to concentrate on Samuel Keenan's (Van Damme) rank among the security forces when his rivalry with CIA operative Frank Gaines came into existence. He was made one step down in his position under Cpt. Baldwin. And this ignites about to proceed forward of the story. I regret Van Damme is growing old and so he has to limit his action sequences which is a deep depressive matter. Unlike his old hits like Timecop, Hard Target, Double Team, Maximum Risk, Derailed etc. here he has less action shots to present for the audiences. Still then there are also few action scenes which remind all his old hits, and make us to relax.

Finally, I prefer others to watch SIC at least once without hesitation, but you should not expect much to get from Van Damme.


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