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Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  17 April 2011 (USA)
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Follows Sam Axe on a mission in Latin America and gives us a glimpse into his military past.

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As informal punishment for an unwitting affair with admiral Gregory Maitland's adulterous wife, Sam Axe, a US Navy Commander, was sent to Colombia to observe the suspected rebel movement Espada Ardiente ('Burning Sword'). Now he's under investigation for allegedly consorting with those alleged terrorists. He explains how he discovered that his Colombian army liaison Comandante Veracruz was the real drug dealers cahoot, who pailed on framing Axe and presumably innocent farmers for the bombing of an American-run Andes clinic. Sam escaped and tried to help the civilians and forces CIA observers to demand urgent help. He even found a trump card to avoid conviction for his illegal methods and a favorable discharge. Written by KGF Vissers

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Every man has a past. His just has more explosions.


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Nepouzdani agenti: Pad Sema Eksa  »

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Sam claims he only taught the "terrorists" plays from the junior varsity football team from Analy High School. Matt Nix (creator of Burn Notice) graduated from Analy High School in Sebastopol California. See more »

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Sam is supposed to be a seal. He would wear the trident device above his ribbons, instead he is wearing a surface warfare device. See more »

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[Sam confesses to Michael that he's found out his new girlfriend is an Admiral's wife]
Sam Axe: So, look, what do you think I should do here?
Michael Westen: Go to Maitland and explain. Tell him you didn't know who she was until things had already gotten out of hand. In fact, call him right now.
Sam Axe: Mike, that's not what I- look, I was more looking for that super-spy advice on how to keep this quiet.
Michael Westen: You remember that thing in Kiev with Misha? When he sold out the wetwork team on their way to Paris?
Sam Axe: Hell, yeah. What about ...
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24 April 2011 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe is a journey into the past of the series' most enigmatic character as only Bruce Campbell can play him.

Set in 2005, the movie follows Sam's last mission as a Navy Seal before he wound up retired in Miami. A moment of indiscretion gets Sam sent into the South American jungles to deal with a terrorist group causing havoc. But, things aren't what they seem.

So far, the biggest complaints about this movie are that some of the uniforms are inaccurate, which means they must be doing everything else right. As made for TV movies go, this was very good. Even thought it felt more like one of Bruce's B-movie romps than an actual extension of Burn Notice, that only helps bring home the fun of the movie. Bruce gets many a great line, and a few nods to both his past and his fans.

The other characters ranged from well-acted to a kind of meh performance, and the overall direction by Jeffrey Donovan was well done. Fans of both Bruce and Burn Notice will enjoy this picture and come away feeling satisfied. Was this necessary? Maybe not. Was it worth it? Hell yes.


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