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Chain of Command (2015)

Echo Effect (original title)
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After finding his brother murdered after returning from duty, Webster searches for the perpetrators, but discovers a conspiracy that cuts deep inside the U.S. government.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Jai White ... James Webster
Max Ryan ... Lt. Ross
Steve Austin ... Ray Peters
Ian Short Ian Short ... Sam Thorne
Allen Yates ... Murray Simms
Ashleigh Barnett Ashleigh Barnett ... Kate
Carter Bratton Carter Bratton ... O'Brien
Shyra Thomas Shyra Thomas ... Sally
Charles Page Charles Page ... Agent Hammond
Matthew Bentley Matthew Bentley ... Agent Conners
Joe Fidler ... Agent Manning
Ken Early Ken Early ... Walter
Bobby Burns Bobby Burns ... Bosh
Jon Osbeck ... Cliff
JoAnna Pallante ... Alex


Special Operative James Webster (Michael Jai White "Blood and Bone", "The Dark Knight") just returned home from duty, only to witness the brutal slaying of his brother. Webster immediately tries to retaliate and hunt down the perpetrators, but as he delves deeper into the secret world of corruption and murder, he finds himself at the center of a deadly conspiracy that cuts deep inside the walls of the US Government. With the most ruthless military assassin (Steve Austin "The Expendables", "WWF Raw") hot on his trail, Webster must expose the corrupt high-ranking officials before he becomes just another victim of the nefarious plot. Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group, LLC.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

8 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chain of Command See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs



Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The entire movie is about $40,000,000 that was stolen. At the end of the film when Webster digs up the banking information he makes the statement "Here it is. This is the money". The statement shows and ending balance of $189,267.23. See more »


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Could Have Done Better
15 September 2015 | by nikola17See all my reviews

first of all i like cast of Steve Austin and Michael Jai White playing and working each another role again like Tactical Force (2011) witch was underrated movie then this and well written then this movie. i love Steve Austin in a lot of movies like Expendables, Recoil, Hunt To Kill, Package,Tactical Force the rest are good like Maximum Conviction, The Condemned, a lot of movies he he did was good but this Chain Of Command AKA Echo Effect witch has lame name of movie, Action scenes were not much like not much of fights with Michael jai white and Steve Austin the lead role Michael Jai White did a lot of great movies like Blood and Bone, Undisputed 2, Falcon Rising,Universal Soldier: The Return, character of him did some staff like fights were good and all that and Steve Austin was not in it that much witch is sad i know he can do better movie then this i know he can do better role movie then this he was just talk's about Business that's it expect for ending he's shooting gun lame even acting was not bad at all but the CGI and all fake effect is like movie is not complete well low budget movie we all know that but it's like not even completed at all.

Plot: (Michael Jai White)James Webster was solder come home from his duty to see his brother, soon he's brother was murdered. James was search for the perpetrators, but discovers a conspiracy that cuts deep inside the U.S. government drug trafficking with SWAT Trucks.and (Steve Austin)Ray Peters was Business man who got mission to take down James Webster (Max Ryan)Lt. Ross friend who knows James for years they worked each another before, but Ross is turning Against Him behind his back working with Ray. James is putting his friends all in danger to find out who murdered his brother getting buy accident but James Friends knew what was going so that's why they got involved. but movie is just noting special Steve Austin is just talking about getting James Webster and getting pay check doesn't do anything until of end of movie Steve Austin doesn't fight or anything but lame just towards end it's Michael Jai White and Max Ryan fighting like 30 seconds that's it witch is lame knife fight. that's end i know this movie could have done better just get Steve Austin movie for lead role someone should just give him better role for better movie. i mean i know better movies with Steve Austin then this crap movie i didn't like as much mostly i don't have problem with Michael Jai White as lead it's just movie didn't do much needs more action more of showing characters not just Michael Jai White i have enjoyed cast and action but some of action scenes are lame but rest were good and fun scenes but there wasn't much just half of movie was good and then half of it is bad turns out to be like one of bad movies i didn't like as much i know Austin could do better and Jai White Max Ryan is actor i didn't care for as much actor from Death Race (2008), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), Kiss of Dragon (2001), The Foreigner (2003) with Steven Seagal. he did make good movies but for this not much at all just didn't do much not i care for reason i watched this movie is for Steve Austin and Michael Jai White but lead is Michael Jai White that's all mostly it's for fans like me but i just kinda got disappointed of this movie there wasn't much but if your fan of Jai White and Austin it's worth of try, not's worth of watching again and again 4.10 movie could have done it better i know Austin and Jai White could do better movies then this.

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