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Chain of Command (1994)

When Merrill Ross (Michael Dudikoff) is thought to be a C.I.A. agent gone bad and teaming with some other alphabet named agency to take over the oil rich country of Qumir, he finds he's in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Dudikoff ... Merrill Ross
Todd Curtis ... Rawlings
Keren Tishman Keren Tishman ... Maya Robenowitz
R. Lee Ermey ... Benjamin Brewster
Steve Greenstein ... Ambassador Mosby
Jack Adalist Jack Adalist ... CIA Director Linder
Eli Danker ... Col. Hakkim
Jon J. Herison Jon J. Herison ... Atkins
David Menachem David Menachem ... Resistance Leader
Eli Yatzpan ... Achmed (Cab Driver)
Yaron Levi Sabag Yaron Levi Sabag ... Mustapha
Sami Samir Sami Samir ... Truck Driver
Jonathan Cherchi Jonathan Cherchi ... Omar
Joseph Shiloach ... Azil (as Yosef Shiloach)
Shai Schwartz Shai Schwartz ... Carter
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Storyline

When Merrill Ross (Michael Dudikoff) is thought to be a C.I.A. agent gone bad and teaming with some other alphabet named agency to take over the oil rich country of Qumir, he finds he's in the middle of a very explosive situation. Not knowing who he can trust, he's forced to use a process of elimination thru the chain of operatives he encounters. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Action | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avamposto cinese See more »

Filming Locations:

Israel

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Production Co:

Cannon Pictures Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Though released in other countries in 1994, Chain of Command was not released in the US until a video release in January 1996. This makes it the final movie from Cannon Films to be released in the US. See more »

Goofs

R. Lee Ermey says to Michael Dudikoff, "Watch your step Ben". However, it is Ermey's character that is named 'Ben' not Dudikoff's character. See more »

Quotes

[after listening to Brewster's offer to help him dominate the Qumir oil fields]
Merrill Ross: Okay, let me get this straight. If I say no, you'll have me kill, right?
Benjamin Brewster: [regretfully] Well, unfortunately, yes.
Merrill Ross: But if I say yes, I get a yacht, a ferrari, I can date Michelle Pfeiffer, whatever, right?
Benjamin Brewster: Yes to that, too.
Merrill Ross: I'm no chump. I'm with you, Ben!
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Alternate Versions

The UK Warner video was cut by 1 min 53 secs with edits to a scene where a man caresses Maya and slashes her clothes with a knife. See more »

Soundtracks

When The Whip Comes Down
Written by Mif, Frank Bartoletti, Lou Garscadden, Franklin Wyles
Performed by Slash Puppet
Lead vocals: Mif
Drums and Percussion: Franklin Wyles
Guitars: Frank Bartoletti, Lou Garscadden
Bass: Dave Carreiro
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not Dudikoff's best
11 April 2002 | by MichaelM24See all my reviews

Unusual for Michael Dudikoff, he plays a foul-mouthed character, an ex-Green Beret who now works for an American oil company in a foreign country. The "F" word flies left and right from the Dudemeister's mouth as he winds up the only survivor of a massacre at the refinery he's there to inspect. He ultimately learns that his superiors are up to no good, lead by Lee Ermey. Not one of my favorite Dudikoff films, but there's some good moments throughout. The opening titles are pretty cool, with the credits set against a montage of oil fields with some cool music playing, Keren Tishman is gorgeous in her (to date) one and only film role, and the long climactic fight between Dudikoff and Todd Curtis is well-executed. But, it doesn't make the list as one of my favorite Dudikoff films.


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