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Command Performance (2009)

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When the Russian Premier is taken hostage at a rock concert in Moscow, it's up to a drummer, an ex-biker, to save him.

Director:

Dolph Lundgren

Writers:

Steve Latshaw (screenplay), Dolph Lundgren (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Joe
Melissa Molinaro ... Venus (as Melissa Smith)
Hristo Shopov ... President Petrov
Dave Legeno ... Oleg Kazov
Clement von Franckenstein ... Ambassador Bradley
James Chalke ... Vladimir
Zachary Baharov ... Mikhail Kapista (as Zahary Baharov)
Ivaylo Geraskov Ivaylo Geraskov ... Leonid Gordov
Shelly Varod ... Ali Connor
Katarzyna Wolejnio ... Maj. Pavlikova
Ida Lundgren Ida Lundgren ... Anna Petrov
Robin Dobson Robin Dobson ... Yana Petrov
Raicho Vasilev Raicho Vasilev ... Anton
Slavi Slavov ... Capt. Simenov
Naum Shopov Naum Shopov ... Peter
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Storyline

A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the head liner American pop-star Venus and the Russian President with his family hostage. Help is on the way when the drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a young Russian F.S.B. agent team up to fight back. But our two heroes are seriously outnumbered and things aren't as simple as they appear when old ghosts from the Soviet Union appear to haunt the present in this fast paced action piece. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Dying is easy. Rock n' roll is hard. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

June 2010 (Indonesia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ataque terrorista See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Released theatrically in Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait. See more »

Goofs

During red carpet arrivals we can spot Dolph Lundgren (as director, candid with headphones) in the back among the press when the reporter Ali Connor calls for the blond Russian singer Irson. See more »

Quotes

Venus: Joe, don't get killed.
Joe: You know when this is over I wanna renegotiate my royalty rate, may need your contacts.
Venus: How can you talk about business at a time like this? Those bastards are trying to kill us!
Joe: Dying's easy, rock and roll is hard.
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Alternate Versions

German version was cut by ca. 2,5 minutes to secure a "Not under 18" rating. Almost every violent part was shortened or completely removed to achieve this. The German version was also presented in the wrong image aspect ratio of 1.78:1 instead of the original 2.35:1 cinemascope. See more »

Connections

Edited from Air Force One (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Ne Gasite Svechu / Keep The Candle Burning
Written and Performed by Andrey Kovalev
Courtesy of Andrey Kovalev
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Very nice!
10 April 2010 | by wolskintSee all my reviews

This is very nice Dolph Lundgren's movie that I really enjoined.

This movie is much better than Lundghren's previous movie (i.e. Direct Contact). Unlike the previous one, CP is well made. The biggest problem with DC was they they wanted to squize too much fancy action for the budget they had. As a result, almost everything in DC looked cheep and was of low quality. However, CP does not go this path. They wanted to get the best what they could with their budget. So it looks and feels much better than the DC. They stick with basic shooting and fighting.

There is nothing special about the story, its quite predictive.

To sum up, its very nice Lundghen's movie.


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