The new military attache is also second in command at the US embassy in "Moldavia". The loser at the recent presidential election isn't letting that stop him. The president seeks protection at the US embassy bringing it under attack.


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Jonathan Bowers (screenplay), David L. Corley (screenplay) (as David Corley) | 4 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Cmdr. Sam Keenan
Julie Cox ... Michelle Whitman
Alan McKenna ... Cpt. John Baldwin
Razaaq Adoti ... Sgt. Earl 'Gunny' Darnell
Velibor Topic ... Anton Tavarov
William Tapley ... Frank Gaines
Warren Derosa ... Mike Shustec
Ian Virgo ... Cpl. Will Butler
Raffaello Degruttola ... PFC Zanger
Serban Celea ... President Yuri Amirev
Vlad Ivanov ... RSO John Lydon
Emanuel Parvu ... Cpl. Chevanton
Razvan Oprea Razvan Oprea ... PFC Devereaux
Mihai Bisericanu Mihai Bisericanu ... Marshall Geller
Elizabeth Barondes ... Jennifer Lennard


Jean Claude plays an official who's just been appointed as Second In Command to the U.S.Ambassador at an American Embassy in a small, turbulent Eastern European nation. When local insurgents attempt a coup d'etat, the nation's President takes refuge inside the embassy. The embassy is then besieged by the well-armed insurgents. The U.S. Ambassador is killed in the ensuing action, and it's now up to Jean-Claude and the embassy's small detachment of U.S. Marines to fend off the attackers. Written by Anonymous

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It's time to take charge!


Action | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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To cover up Van Damme's Belgian accent while playing as USN Cmdr. Samuel 'Sam' Keenan it is said that he grew up in Vietnam to French parents. See more »


When the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is called in to rescue the embassy inhabitants AH-1 Cobras and IAR 330s (Romanian variant of SA 330 Puma; not in US service) take off from an air base, later on only the AH-1 Cobras are shown in mid-air flight over desert environment (no deserts in the Balkans). Next time the helicopters are shown they depict UH-60 Black Hawks without stub wings and UH-1 Iroquois. During the final showdown computer-generated MH-60L DAP or UH-60 with stub wings and rocket pods are shown. The IAR 330s do return as they deploy US Marines on the roof of the embassy. See more »


References George of the Jungle (1967) See more »

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Nothing Special
23 September 2020 | by damianphelpsSee all my reviews

This is pretty run of the mill stuff.

Its a bit more of an understated JCVD and that's not a bad thing.

The action is a bit basic as is the plot.

Would I watch it twice? No

Did I feel like I was suffering when I watched it? No

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Release Date:

23 May 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Defensa diplomática See more »

Filming Locations:

Romania See more »


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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR



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1.85 : 1
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