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It's time to take charge!
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Cmdr. Samuel 'Sam' Keenan

Julie Cox ... Michelle Whitman

Alan McKenna ... Capt. John Baldwin

William Tapley ... Frank Gaines

Razaaq Adoti ... GySgt. 'Gunny' Earl Darnell

Velibor Topic ... Anton Tavarov

Warren Derosa ... Mike Shustec

Ian Virgo ... Cpl. Will Butler

Raffaello Degruttola ... PFC Zanger
Serban Celea ... President Yuri Amirev

Vlad Ivanov ... RSO John Lydon
Emanuel Parvu ... Cpl. Chevanton
Razvan Oprea ... PFC Devereaux
Mihai Bisericanu ... Marshall Geller
Elizabeth Barondes ... Jennifer Lennard

Colin Stinton ... Ambassador George Norland
Dan Radulescu ... PFC Pazzini
Catalin Paraschiv ... PFC Burke
Stefan Velniciuc ... Bicycle Shop Owner
Silviu Oltean ... CIA Photographer

Monica Barladeanu ... Dr. Johnson
Elizabeth Cook ... Sandra Davies
Bryan Jardine ... Gen. Anderson
Mihai Dinvale ... John Franklin, NSA

Garrick Hagon ... Secretary of State Richard Hammond
Herb Chestler ... Gen. Richmond
Eugen Cristea ... Gen. Borgov
Tomi Cristin ... Capt. Servat
Valentin Popescu ... Vladimir Norkov
Stefan Solcan ... Lt. Col. Morton
Cristian Popa ... Demonstration Leader
Filip Tiberiu Alexandru ... Militia Boy
Bogdan Uritescu ... Scar
Dorin Zaharia ... Hotel Assault Man #1
Valentin Albinet ... Hotel Assault Man #2
Lucian Ciurariu ... Hotel Journalist #1
Doru Dumitrescu ... Hotel Journalist #2
Rogin Constantin ... Hotel Journalist #3

Laurence Harvey ... Palace Guard Sniper
Iulia Muresanu ... Palace Demonstrator
Daniel Stanculescu ... PFC DeMonte
Viorel Stoian ... PFC Grant
Razvan Manciu ... PFC Mateo
Bogdan Nicolau ... PFC Ramirez
Daniel Saghin ... PFC Black
Vlad Coada ... PFC White
Marius Matei ... PFC Arkadin
Cristian Andrii ... President's Guard #1
Ionel Andrii ... President's Guard #2
Otto Iulius Peter ... Gen. Illienev
Andrea Lenchievici ... Embassy Nurse
Alexandru Dumitrascu ... Bicycle Shop Owner's Son
Costel Lupea ... President Alexei Kirilov
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vasile Albinet ... Hotel assault man #2
Christopher Bebe ... PFC Allen

Carl Isherwood ... Mercenary No.1
Borcea Marian ... Mercenary
Crina Pundichi ... Embassy Refugee Woman
Alin Rosca ... Embassy Refugee Boy
Denisa Rosca ... Embassy Refugee Girl

Bart Sidles ... Walt Henkel

Directed by
Simon Fellows 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jonathan Bowers (screenplay) &
David L. Corley (screenplay) (as David Corley) and
Jayson Rothwell (screenplay)

Jonathan Bowers (story) &
David L. Corley (story) (as David Corley) and
Milton Bearden (story) (as Milt Bearden)

Produced by
David Alvarado .... associate producer
David Bixler .... executive producer
Kathy Brayton .... co-executive producer
Jonathan Debin .... line producer
Brad Krevoy .... producer
Alwyn Kushner .... associate producer
Donald Kushner .... producer
Bogdan Moncea .... line producer
Vlad Paunescu .... co-producer
Pierre Spengler .... producer
Richard Turner .... associate producer
Eugene Van Varenberg .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Sayfritz 
 
Cinematography by
Douglas Milsome 
 
Casting by
Andrea Clark 
Julia Verdin 
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
 
Production Design by
Dan Toader 
 
Art Direction by
Monica Timofte 
 
Set Decoration by
Oana Marinescu 
 
Costume Design by
Oana Paunescu 
 
Makeup Department
Hana Banuta .... makeup artist
Catalin Ciutu .... hair stylist
Anastasia Eremciuc .... makeup artist
Cristina Temelie .... hair stylist
Gino Zamprioli .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Eugen Dinca .... unit production manager
Gisela Evert .... post-production supervisor
Katie Shahrokh .... post-production manager
Ovidiu Stoia .... unit production manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurentiu Dinca .... additional third assistant director
Laura Grosu .... third assistant director
Christopher Landry .... first assistant director
Alexandra Puia .... second assistant director
Stuart St. Paul .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Razvan Bordos .... assistant set decorator
Crina Cartos .... construction coordinator
Eugen Danciu .... additional art director
Alexandru Dinca .... props
Andreea Gherghel .... assistant art director
Adi Handac .... property master
Mugur Szabo .... swing
Florin Voicu .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Rodney Berling .... adr & dialogue editor
Stephen Cheung .... adr recordist
Philippe Ciompi .... sound effects editor
Steve Cook .... sound supervisor
Stanomir Dragos .... sound mixer (as Dragos Stanomir)
Marius Emil Stanescu .... boom operator
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Nick Foley .... foley recordist
Frederic Gibert .... assistant sound supervisor
Dave Humphries .... foley editor
Richard Lewis .... sound re-recording mixer
Radu Mirodescu .... cable puller
Steven Parker .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Price .... dialogue editor
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
David Nigel Thomas .... studio assistant
 
Special Effects by
Mircea Frenkel .... assistant armorer
Vasile Gheorghe .... pyrotechnician
Laurence Harvey .... first armourer
Lucian Iordache .... special effects supervisor
Ionel Popa .... prosthetic and makeup effect
Jason Troughton .... special effects supervisor
Mark Vanstone .... special effects technician
Ovidiu Veliscu .... special effects crew
 
Visual Effects by
Andrew MacLeod .... digital artist
Tim Walton .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Valentin Albinet .... stunt coordinator
Vasile Albinet .... stunt coordinator
Aden Ambrono .... stunt performer (as Adel Ambrono)
Florin Barcun .... stunt performer
Gabi Burlacu .... stunt performer (as Gabriel Burlacu)
Ion Carangea .... stunt performer (as Ion Caragea)
Andrabulea Cigel .... stunt performer (as Gigel Andrabulea)
Florian Ciprian .... stunt performer
Mihai Danciu .... stunt performer
Mihai Danciu .... stunts
Cincan Daniel .... stunt performer
Cincan Daniel .... stunts
Madalin Dragan .... stunt performer
Calin Ferezan .... stunts
Liviu Fister .... stunt performer
Marius Florian .... stunt performer (as Marius Silviu Florian)
Razvan Gheorghiu .... stunt performer
Vlad Iacob .... stunt performer
Aurel Iliescu .... stunt performer
Mihai Iliescu .... stunts
Luminita Iordache .... stunt performer
Dan Lucaciu .... stunt performer
John Maldea .... stunt performer (as Ion Maldea)
Iulia Muresanu .... stunt performer: Woman in White
Daniel Pasleaga .... stunt performer
Telu Paun .... stunt performer
Dumitru Stancu Petre .... stunt performer (as Dumitru Petre Stancu)
Daniel Pisica .... stunt performer
Romeo Raicu .... stunt performer
Florin Roata .... stunt performer
Ben Schwagrowski .... fight coordinator
Stuart St. Paul .... stunt coordinator
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunt double: Jean-Claude Van Damme
Florin Stancu .... stunt performer
Nicolae Stoica .... stunt performer
Valeriu Tomescu .... stunt performer
Cristian Trasca .... stunt performer
Bogdan Uritescu .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Iurie Bustiuc .... assistant camera
Toni Cartu .... camera operator
Calin Catalin .... gaffer
Pascu Cioc .... electrician
Daniel Cucu .... electrician
Cezar Dragan .... electrician
Cristi Epure .... key grip
Peter Field .... camera operator
Stan George .... electrician
Catalin Grigoras .... electrician
Marian Guianu .... grip
Gabriel Hennessey .... promotional photographer
Alexandru Ioan .... still photographer
Marcu Ion .... electrician
Ionut Lupulescu .... focus puller: "b" camera
Stefan Mangir .... focus puller
Gabriel Marin .... grip
Daniel Laurentiu Moraru .... grip
Gabriel Nita .... assistant camera
Dan Patzelt .... camera loader
Sandu Polu .... grip
Andrei Radulescu .... video assist operator
Laurentiu Turlea .... grip
Sorin Udrea .... key grip
Tim Wooster .... camera operator
Andrew Zikely .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Ovidiu Paunescu .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ana Maria Cucu .... wardrobe supervisor
Carmen Ilie .... set costumer
Madalina Paun .... dresser
Florenta Pauna .... dresser (as Florentina Pauna)
Doina Raducut .... dresser
 
Editorial Department
Ruth Coulson .... first assistant editor
Andrew Dearnley .... digital intermediate technician
Nic Smith .... digital intermediate technician
Tim Waller .... senior colorist
Jonathan Yau .... assistant digital colorist
Simona Harrison .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jason Gosling .... additional music editor: Mark Sayfritz
Barry Taylor .... music supervisor
Joss Albert .... assistant: Mark Sayfritz (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Vasile Alexandru .... driver
Mihai Anghel .... driver
Ionel Grecu .... transportation coordinator
Carl Isherwood .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Alan Abrams .... legal affairs
Alina Apostu .... script supervisor
Razvan Badea .... production assistant
Kathy Brayton .... assistant: Jean-Claude Van Damme
James D. Dever .... military researcher
Ryan Gaines .... assistant: Mr. Krevoy
Liviu Gherghe .... production assistant
Francisco Gonzalez .... international sales: MPCA (as Francisco J. González)
Cristina Ivan .... production assistant
Cristina Jaleru .... assistant to producer
Sheldon Lettich .... script polishing
Ash Malde .... post-production accountant
Karen McSwiney .... production accountant
Mihaela Mihai .... production secretary
Mirela Mihai .... production secretary
Adrian Moroca .... assistant: Jean Claude Van Damme
Wilson Pollock .... production assistant
Ruxandra Popescu .... production accountant
Valentin Popescu .... stand-in
Ovidiu Stoia .... location manager
Philip J. Strina .... business & legal affairs: Costa, Abrams & Coate
Corina Toader .... stand-in
Oana Topliceanu .... production coordinator
Dorian Tudor .... stand-in
Daniel Jonathan Weisinger .... assistant: Donald Kushner
Darren Woolfson .... technical director
Smaranda Comanescu .... assistant: producer (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for violence and some language
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92 min
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Trivia:
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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Factual errors: 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 »
Movie Connections:
References "George of the Jungle" (1967)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Roundly bland and cheap, 15 October 2008
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Commander Sam Keenan is appointed second-in-command at the US Embassy in Moldavia, mere hours before the Ambassador is killed. The streets are full of insurgents attempting a violent uprising against the democratically elected president, who is now in the care of the US within the embassy. However with the insurgents laying siege outside and rescue many hours away, options for survival and limited and Keenan comes under pressure from without and within.

In a way I suppose we should see it as Van Damme returning to Europe to use his American-found fame to bolster film-making in Europe, however another way to see it is that his appeal has dwindled badly and he has taken to doing basic action films in Eastern European to squeeze every last penny out of the budget. Watching this film among others, it is hard to avoid the fact that the truth is almost undoubtedly the latter. The plot is fairly basic but in essence it is a war-zone version of Assault on Precinct 13. So what we are a looking for is a ratcheting up of tension across the film, with the silence being harder to watch than the action – which by extension is more exciting for its quality as payoff.

Sadly that is not what the film delivers because instead everything is played out as basic as you like, with minimal tension, obvious plotting, wooden acting and action that plays like they all just hoped having shots of gunfire would be sufficient to justify it as an "action film". It is never awful by any means and indeed for those trawling the cable listings looking for something to have on like visual wallpaper, you could do much worse. But this is hardly praise and all through the film I never shook the feeling of it being a cu-price low rent affair with no aspirations beyond the bottom shelf of the video store and maybe a 2am slot on a cable station. Obviously there is a limited amount of money to play with but this is only an excuse for scale – not for how good a film it is and director Fellows isn't able to do much. His cast don't help, with Van Damme on auto-pilot (without even much action to speak of for him), Cox filling a tired cliché of a female role and nobody else making an impression even if they had been given the material. The Eastern European villains are so bland and generic that even modern video games can produce a more realistic cast of characters.

Second in Command will be found on poor slots on so-so TV stations, was made in Eastern Europe and stars Jean-Claude Van Damme so really one could say that the clues are all right there for you to see for yourself. If you do decide to watch it then please note that it does live up to the low standards it suggests it will have and, while too bland to be really awful, there isn't much about it worth seeing.

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