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The Commander (1988)

Der Commander (original title)
A Major leads a group of mercenaries whose mission is to protect a disc full of secrets, located in South Asia.

Director:

Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)

Writers:

Tito Carpi, Arne Elsholtz (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lewis Collins ... Major Colby
Lee Van Cleef ... Col. Mazzarini
Donald Pleasence ... Henry Carlson
Manfred Lehmann ... Mason / Hiccock
Brett Halsey ... McPherson
Chat Silayan ... Ling
Hans Leutenegger Hans Leutenegger ... Gutierrez
Christian Brückner Christian Brückner ... Frank Williams
Frank Glaubrecht Frank Glaubrecht ... Lennox
Thomas Danneberg Thomas Danneberg ... Gustafson
Anita Lochner Anita Lochner ... Mrs. Mason
Wolfgang Kühne Wolfgang Kühne ... Krüger
Paul Muller ... Carbalo
Bobby Rhodes ... Kongo Klaus
Romano Puppo ... Angelo
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Storyline

A Major leads a group of mercenaries whose mission is to protect a disc full of secrets, located in South Asia.

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Genres:

Action | War

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Details

Country:

West Germany | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 April 1988 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Commander See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ascot Film, Prestige Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In the German version Thomas Danneberg dubbed Lewis Collins and therefore himself had to be dubbed by another actor, Rainer Brandt. See more »

Goofs

When one of the commandos is met by the Thai lady commando at the airport, the MG car's left indicator is flashing when she gets out, but it is off when they get in the car in the shot from the back of the vehicle. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut to remove footage of a cockfight. See more »

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Soundtracks

Performed by Eloy
Music Equipment by Yamaha
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Third time unlucky!
10 October 2001 | by MazzariniSee all my reviews

This film follows CODENAME WILDGEESE and COMMANDO LEOPARD. It is not as good as either of those films, due mainly to the fact that the action sequences lack the tight editing and loud sound effects of the two earlier films. The acting is good, and far better than your average B movie. Fans of these European films will get a kick out of the cast of B movie favourites Collins, Van Cleef, Pleasence, Halsey, Lehmann, Puppo, Monty and others. May director Margheriti continue to work, I for one will still watch his films.


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