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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 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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Die-Hard at a rock concert. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Eric Roberts was initially cast to play the part of Oleg Kazov but had to be replaced shortly before filming. 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: Are you sure you wanna open this tour for me?
Joe: It pays the rent.
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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 »

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Referenced in Making 'Command Performance' (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Lost In Love
Written by Phillip "Taj" Jackson and Rex Rideout
Performed by Melissa Molinaro (as Melissa Smith)
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (ASCAP) / Notting Hill Music Publishing o/b/o Uncle Buddies Music,
Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Notting Hill Music
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"I'm a rocker. I play the drums."
28 January 2012 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Directed and co-written by Dolph Lundgren, the straight-to-DVD "Command Performance" which also starred Lundgren is a basic, run-of-the-mill siege / hostage outing similar in vein to "Die Hard". No surprises and quite clichéd in nearly every development (characters, story and script), but remained dependable when it came to the action stakes and a laconic Lundgren is in good form. During a stadium concert held for the Russian president, a group of mercenaries sneak in and take the president and his daughter's hostage while the army watches on. But they didn't count on a survivor; a drummer / ex-biker with a shady past to spoil their plans. Yep Lundgren plays an aging rock-star who just happened to be smoking some weed in the bathroom when the all excitement was going on. Lundgren goes up against these Russian mercenaries in redemption of sorts, handing out violence with violence but he doesn't use a gun. Well more like he doesn't like to use one due to past events. After a slow get-up, it kicks into gear with some meaty and frenetic action encounters that are shot on video. Melissa Molinaro shows up as a popular US singer and David Legeno is fitting as the ruthless head honcho of the mercenaries. A cheap, but diverting action thriller.

"Don't ever tell me to shut up!"


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