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Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011)

Follows Sam Axe on a mission in Latin America and gives us a glimpse into his military past.

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Comandante Veracruz
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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Sam's sidearm is described as a ".45 caliber pistol" the pistol used in the movie is a Sig Sauer P226 which is not available in .45 caliber See more »

Quotes

Sam Axe: Can I ask you something? How did you get to be so cynical? Aid worker, helping the less fortunate?
Amanda Maples: Only someone who isn't an aid worker could ask that. You get into this business because you want to make the world a better place, and it turns out that there's people out there who just want to make it worse, and we're outnumbered. By a lot.
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Referenced in Burn Notice: Enemy of My Enemy (2011) See more »

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Vintage Bruce, not much else.
8 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a long-time Bruce fan (I first saw Evil Dead in the early 90's, not realizing the man already had a cult fan base), I enjoyed every scene Bruce was in, and since he was in virtually every scene in the film, obviously I enjoyed most of the film. The doctor guy was annoying, the love interest was whiny but an OK foil, the teen girl was hot but evidently found the scenery too tempting to resist gobbling up in big bites. The villains were competently played but telegraphed oily evil immediately, losing all sense of suspense there.

It was predictable and a bit preachy, and the mention of the SOA was bordering on heavy-handed, but Bruce charms and smirks his way through it and makes an otherwise forgettable bit of tripe an actual pleasure to watch. It is significant, however, that no one but him could have.

Of course, one doesn't watch Bruce Campbell for the outstanding special effects (Alien Apocalypse, anyone?), the great supporting cast (The Man with the Screaming Brain?), or the realistic, down-to-earth plots (any Evil Dead you care to name), one watches for Bruce. By that standard, this movie does fine.


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