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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 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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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

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Color

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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A lower budget pilot of "Think Tank" was shot in 2008. See more »

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The Low Budget Shows In Every Way
6 September 2014 | by jabrbiSee all my reviews

This is another of these many, many American clueless action/adventure films but with added terribleness - terrible plot, terrible script, terrible action. This film clearly focuses on the events of 9/11 and how the Echelon group failed to prevent the events of that day.

However, everything is done in the style of an actors workshop where the tutor is just off-screen. Sadly, nobody seems to have learned any lessons from the workshop and they just delivered the same performances on film.

Being low budget, there are no special effects, which actually is a plus for me, but that means that the film has to be carried by the acting performances that, sadly, universally lack charisma.

Unless you know someone involved in this film, or are studying how not to make an action film, you'll want to avoid this film. There's almost nothing to keep you awake long enough to reach the final scene. Doubt that? Here's some scintillating dialogue:

A: "I got no choice but to get out of town." B: "If you go under, you'd better go way under." A: "If there was no cover up, and you were wrong, they're still gonna come after you. Even worse, if there was a cover up, they're gonna come after you."

With such pith, eloquence, and depth of understanding you know you're in for a treat - if you're a masochist. Please, for the sake of your sanity, avoid this film.


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