Second in Command (2006)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Whitman
Capt. John Baldwin
Frank Gaines
GySgt. 'Gunny' Earl Darnell
Anton Tavarov
Mike Shustec
PFC Zanger
Serban Celea ...
President Yuri Amirev
RSO John Lydon
Emanuel Parvu ...
Cpl. Chevanton
Razvan Oprea ...
PFC Devereaux
Mihai Bisericanu ...
Marshall Geller
Elizabeth Barondes ...
Jennifer Lennard


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!


Action | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

2 May 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Defteros stin ierarhia  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Marine Helicopters take off from Fort Victory, Sbelnska, Croatia. There is no such place in Croatia. However, it would be fair to assume that this location is intentionally fictional. See more »


References George of the Jungle (1967) See more »

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Not a bad Van Damme flick
7 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK here4s the scoop, me and my friend always rent Van Damme films whenever they come out to DVD so we can have ourselves a good laugh while we are intoxicated. I saw this movie at my video store, giggled at the cover, and rented it. My goodness!!!!!!! For the first a long time, we found ourselves not laughing hysterically at a Van Damme movie. This movie has a pretty good story line that involves corruption and politics in a third world country. This movie has you guessing throughout, and it has a pretty descent ending. I gave this movie a 10 only because Jean Claude shocked me with this movie. Otherwise id give it a 7. Definitely worth the rental

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