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Echelon 8 (2009)

Not Rated | | Action , Crime , Drama | 1 June 2009 (USA)
A new government agency with the right to domestic charter is reformed to prevent another terrorist attack in the United States.

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Joe Valenti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Wenzel ... David Raines
Rick Lohman Rick Lohman ... Admiral Brian Dumont
Russell Friedenberg ... Agent Cage Marx
Allan Walker Allan Walker ... Frank Russell
Kristin Muri ... Agent Savannah Rocque
Gary Craig ... FBI Section Chief Warren
Paul Coughlan Paul Coughlan ... Ian Graves
Erin Sullivan Erin Sullivan ... Ashley Giles
Michael Kennealy ... CIA Director Frank Chaise
Alex Malaos ... Agent William Greene
Adam Newman Adam Newman ... Agent Anthony Travers
Shawn Michael ... Agent Campbell
Mark Lane Mark Lane ... Robert Lawrence
Chris Slone ... Agent Rick Dunn
Mike Roche ... Charles Dunning
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Storyline

In the early morning hours of 9/11 an elite CIA team known as Echelon 3 was denied access to Logan airport by the FBI, preventing them from acting on the intelligence that could have stopped the terrorist attacks. In the aftermath of the tragedy, the Echelon 3 team undeservedly took the fall and was quickly dismantled. Ten years later, with terrorist activities on the rise, a congressional shadow government committee known only as the Keepers, is re-instating the new and improved top secret unit now known as Echelon 8. The team is granted unprecedented approval of domestic charter allowing them to monitor U.S. communications and take every action necessary to protect the United States from the next terrorist attack. Can Echelon 8 prevent history form repeating itself or will the team suffer the same fate of its predecessor? Written by Anonymous

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When our freedom was in question, our country needed an answer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Formerly E-8: Think Tank See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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David Wenzel contacted his brother Kevin while on the set of Burn After Reading (2008) and the two came to the decision to create "Think Tank" See more »

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Intriguing, not exceptional

The movie was a bit intriguing, but not exceptional. Non of the actors are very well known and their performances are not outstanding, though I would say they are good enough to keep the story moving. I guess it was the kind of movie that was on a budget, a number of scenes just seem a bit too fake for my tastes.

For example, in one scene there are two agents that are shooting at two terrorists who aren't very far away from them; the agents are standing still, and the terrorists are standing still. And yet it takes the agents about 10 attempts with rounds of fire back and forth before they actually take out their objectives. Makes you wonder how well they did their training! They are being portrayed as the best of the best in their field, but for suspense's sake they wind up looking a bit unprofessional.

And in another scene, two agents seem to have cornered their objective (a terrorist), but there is a sniper hiding behind them, who eventually shoots at one of the agents as a warning, wounding her in the arm, after which everyone goes on talking things over for another few minutes, as the terrorist warns them "you don't want to do this, or my sniper will take her out" etc. Uhm, if the sniper is behind both of them, and neither one has even turned around to try to take him out, couldn't he just take them both out in a flash instead of chatting away about whether they'll make it or not?

This movie has some potential, but would have been so much better if more attention was paid to keeping a more professional, efficient, action-packed portrayal of our heroes. There are ways of creating suspense without making it look fake...


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