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Command Performance (2009)

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When the Russian Premier is taken hostage at a rock concert in Moscow, it's up to a drummer, an ex-biker, to save him.

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Joe
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Venus (as Melissa Smith)
Hristo Shopov ...
President Petrov
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Oleg Kazov
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Ambassador Bradley
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Vladimir
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Mikhail Kapista (as Zahary Baharov)
Ivaylo Geraskov ...
Leonid Gordov
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Ali Connor
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Maj. Pavlikova
Ida Lundgren ...
Anna Petrov
Robin Dobson ...
Yana Petrov
Raicho Vasilev ...
Anton
Slavi Slavov ...
Capt. Simenov
Naum Shopov ...
Peter
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A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the head liner American pop-star Venus and the Russian President with his family hostage. Help is on the way when the drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a young Russian F.S.B. agent team up to fight back. But our two heroes are seriously outnumbered and things aren't as simple as they appear when old ghosts from the Soviet Union appear to haunt the present in this fast paced action piece. Written by Anonymous

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This show could be deadly. See more »

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, and language | See all certifications »

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June 2010 (Indonesia)  »

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Ataque terrorista  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Dolph Lundgren is a drummer in real life. See more »

Goofs

During red carpet arrivals we can spot Dolph Lundgren (as director, candid with headphones) in the back among the press when the reporter Ali Connor calls for the blond Russian singer Irson. See more »

Quotes

Venus: Joe, don't get killed.
Joe: You know when this is over I wanna renegotiate my royalty rate, may need your contacts.
Venus: How can you talk about business at a time like this? Those bastards are trying to kill us!
Joe: Dying's easy, rock and roll is hard.
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Edited from Air Force One (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Ne Gasite Svechu / Keep The Candle Burning
Written and Performed by Andrey Kovalev
Courtesy of Andrey Kovalev
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A rip-off, but an entertaining rip-off
16 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Lundgren won't win any originality awards for the script he wrote for "Command Performance". As you probably guessed by just reading the plot description of the movie, this movie is a rip-off of "Die Hard". But there are also elements of the "Die Hard" rip-offs "Under Siege" and "Sudden Death" - making this movie a rip-off of rip-offs! Also, the climatic action scene rips off the climax of "Commando".

So this story of this movie isn't very original. But I was entertained neverless. For starters, the production values are very good. Although this was a low budget movie, it looks very glossy and expensive at times. Lundgren's direction of the movie is good as well. He gives a lot of the movie a cinema-verite look, making it feel like we are seeing something that is "live" instead of staged and rehearsed. As for the action, Lundgren delivers the goods in these scenes as well. A lot of blood gets squirted, there are some exciting moments, and there are a couple of deaths done in ways I've never seen in a movie before.

There are a few minor quibbles I have with the movie. Lundgren's character is somewhat thin, speaking very little and not revealing too much of his past. The accents of some of the foreign actors are thick at times and make their dialogue sometimes hard to make out. (And some of the actors are obviously dubbed.) But overall, if you are wanting to see this formula again, this movie does the formula in an above average manner.


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