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Strategic Command (1997)

Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab.

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Rick Jacobson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dudikoff ... Dr. Rick Harding
Paul Winfield ... Rowan
Richard Norton ... Carlos Gruber
Amanda Wyss ... Michelle Harding
Jsu Garcia ... Captain Rattner (as Nick Corri)
Robin Lange Robin Lange ... Lisa
Gina Mari Gina Mari ... Mira
Stephen Quadros ... Vlos
Tim Abell ... Dino
Michael Cavanaugh ... Vice President Charles Baker
Warren Burton Warren Burton ... Colpart
Jim McMullan ... The President
Matthew Walker ... Brier
Marcus Aurelius Marcus Aurelius ... Ernie Wells
Larry Poindexter ... Jack Haynes
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Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab. They steal large amounts of a newly created germ warfare chemical called Bromax-360, loosing two of their men in the process before escaping into the night. Written by IvanWong

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40,000,000 lives at stake.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

A lot of the plot and sequences are copied from the movie "Executive Decision" which was released a year before. See more »

Goofs

The Vice-President flies on Air force two or military aircraft with the call sign executive two or with family executive two foxtrot. a commercial airliner was shown as the VP's plane and the wrong call sign was used. See more »

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EXECUTIVE DECISION meets AIR FORCE ONE
11 April 2002 | by MichaelM24See all my reviews

Combine the two and what do you get? STRATEGIC COMMAND (originally titled EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE, the title I prefer, which was also the original title of MURDER AT 1600). Michael Dudikoff comes to the rescue when the Vice President (Michael Cavanaugh) is held prisoner en route to D.C. For some reason (probably budget ones), the plane is a commercial airliner instead of Air Force Two. Due to the limited Secret Service (three guys and a girl), Richard Norton and cronies manage to overtake the plane, courtesy of a traitorous Secret Service agent, holding everyone aboard hostage for the old standby demand of wanting a fellow terrorist released from prison. Teaming with an elite strike force, Dudikoff attempts to save the day and his girlfriend (Amanda Wyss), a journalist who's on board to do an exclusive interview with the Vice President. Nick Corri is the head of the team, who (naturally) dislikes Dudikoff immediately but comes to except him. As with EXECUTIVE DECISION, their method of boarding the plane is by way of a specially-designed plane, this time an SR-71. But the operation goes wrong, and half the team gets left behind, leaving only Dudikoff, Corri, and one other soldier to neutralize the situation. Once on board, it's time to sneak around and improvise since most of the equipment was also left on the SR-71. The film is somewhat hampered by a low budget and the "rushed" feel that a lot of direct-to-video movies have, but it comes out well enough, helped along by a great soundtrack that sounds like a merging of the talents of Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams. Brother composers Eric and David Wurst should be given some big-budget movies to work with. STRATEGIC COMMAND is no AIR FORCE ONE or EXECUTIVE DECISION, but it's decent entertainment for a boring night.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Executive Command See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Ultra Stereo

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