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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 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 »

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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 »

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[after an intense fight, Merrill beats Rawlings by impaling him with a pool cue]
Rawlings: [admitting defeat] My mama told me there'd be days like this.
Merrill Ross: Yeah? Well she didn't tell you about this one.
[Rawlings drops dead]
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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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Boringly slow Dudikoff flick
10 January 2006 | by lao zingSee all my reviews

The 80s was over, as the Reagen inspired shoot em ups where all but extincted. However Cannon film company continued to crank out these actioners with there leading main man Michael Dudikoff.

However this little feature i nor Dudikoff's or cannon's finest hour. Just for starters, i would like to tell you a little about the plot, but i'am prevented as its a mess. All what i could get out of it, was the fact that ex American special forces officer Merril Ross (Dudikoff) is forced to save some hostages taken by a band of mercenaries led by Rawlings (Todd Curtis on a bad hair day) in the fictional country of Qumir. However then the plot thickens and becomes more complex as suddenly the head of a oil company over there Benjamin Brewster ( R. Lee Ermey) decides to try and steal the countries money or something like that. Throw into the mix love interest Maya Robenowitz (Karen Tishman) and you have one boring film.

The complicated plot just seems to slow the film down and there is very little action in it. Only two short piecies of Merril firing two Ak's at once which is quiet refreshing, so i'd say only about 40 people die during the course of this film.


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