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Chain Of Command (Region 2) (Import)

Roy Scheider , Patrick Muldoon , John Terlesky    DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Roy Scheider, Patrick Muldoon, Maria Conchita Alonso, Michael Biehn, Ric Young
  • Directors: John Terlesky
  • Format: Import, PAL, Full Screen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Danish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004DW7KKY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 211,972 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Skadinavian Edition, PAL/Region 2 DVD: Subtitles: Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish. Charged to protect the U.S. President's (Roy Scheider) "football", a computer the size of a briefcase that can launch a worldwide nuclear attack, Agent Mike Connelly (Patrick Muldoon) and his colleagues in the elite command unit are prepared to react. But when one of their own betrays the code, Connelly may be all that stands between the act of a madman and the fate of the world.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
In Chain of Command Roy Scheider stars as the president of the United States.

Michael Connelly (Patrick Muldoon) is a secret service agent assigned to protect president Jack Cahill (Roy Scheider) during a flight on which there is an assassination attempt. The would-be assassin is foiled but an innocent crew member is killed. Connelly has had enough of this work and is moved to 'football duty,' protecting the briefcase which gives the president control over the whole of America's nuclear arsenal. It must be kept within 40-feet of him at all times and officers guarding it have responsibility only for the briefcase - not the president himself.

The Chinese are creating problems for the west, and Cahill has a meeting with a Taiwanese businessman to ask him to act as a go-between. While the meeting is underway, Connelly's team is attacked and killed. Both the president and the briefcase are now in the hands of rebel forces who intend to unleash US nuclear weapons on China.

Surprisingly enough, there's more to the story than just that. Late in the film, there are several surprises I hadn't anticipated.

As the hero, Patrick Muldoon ain't half bad, he skulks around corners, killing baddies while spouting clever witticisms. But he's up to the challenge of playing an archetypal tough guy, down to the take-no-prisoners approach and inventive methods of dispatching bad guys.

The biggest problem with the film, though, is the first 45-minutes. It's just a lot of talking and confusing talking at that. There's a lot of mention of policy and interference and other political buzzwords, it all sounds rather muddled and doesn't seem to add anything to the movie.

Also among the actors are familiar faces such as William R.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good film 9 Jan 2010
By mavdude
Format:DVD
Excellent dvd, very good audio and video quality. Only flaw of note is the lack of subtitle options.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Ok bordering on reasonably good 11 Nov 2008
Format:DVD
I'm not sure why there are no reviews for this film but it's OK. About 90 mins or so but a reasonable story and reasonably good action. Without giving the story away the film is predictable but easily good value for money and worth watching again.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining time passer 2 May 2001
By The Glider - Published on Amazon.com
Chain of Command is an acceptable,delivering made-for-video action film.Once again,Roy Scheider plays the US president (in slimy mode here)and the plot is strangely more intricate and surprising than you might expect from such a film.Overall,this delivers the goods and is very watchable because of it.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Chain of Command 31 Mar 2009
By C. A. Luster - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Pay attention as this review is about the 2000 version with Roy Scheider. This is a good movie with plenty of action for fans of that genre. Roy Scheider plays a president that is a philanderer. When one secret service agent, played by Patrick Muldoon, saves his life he is transferred to taking care of the command code briefcase (football) for the president after he strikes a superior. An Asian man of power kidnaps the president and tries to take control of the football. Can our hero stop them from using it? I was surprised at how this did not get more media coverage as I never saw it till I rented it, but I was surprised at the cast, acting, directing, F/X, production values, and music. This is well worth at least a rental and I intend to buy it myself. Good quality DVD with decent replayability. If you enjoyed this, catch Executive Decision [Blu-ray]

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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VICE PRESIDENT VALDEZ SAVES THE DAY 7 July 2004
By Michael Butts - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
I think what's so surprisingly good about CHAIN OF COMMAND is its barefaced audacity to show us a pretty worthless president, and to allow awful things to happen because of personal greed and misguided justice. Roy Scheider plays the newly elected President, a man who is screwing his best friend's wife, and anything in skirts. Patrick Muldoon is a secret service agent who is tired of watching this skirt-chasing moron, so he transfers to the football division, which is the group of men who are sworn to protect the box that contains a nuclear device which can start world war. Michael Biehn, looking bored, still manages to ooze a certain erudite smarminess that works as a traitor, and director John Terlesky (a former actor of such films as DEATHMASTER 2) keeps the action frisky and at times unpredictable. The real coup though is the casting of the delightfully underappreciated Maria Conchita Alonso as the vice president who must make all the decisions once all hell breaks loose. She is brilliant in a role that could have been comic in the wrong hands. John Beck ( a former leading man THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT) is also quite good as the warhawk general.
Muldoon is appropriately heroic and his youthful good looks help in a convincing role. William R. Moses (FALCON CREST) also shows up in a surprisingly good performance.
CHAIN OF COMMAND pulls some surprises, and pulls no punches in its declaration against nuclear power. It's a corny, sometimes contrived movie, but it is also a frightening and evocative one. Don't laugh if off cause you haven't heard of it.
4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Know it's awful before you watch it 3 Oct 2002
By Dima - Published on Amazon.com
That being said, this movie is hilarious. Bring in some horrible actors (let's face it, boys and girls, a minor role on Saved by the Bell was probably Patrick Muldoon's best work), a ridiculous plot (I don't care what the details are, any movie in which Taiwan plans to take over China can't be taken seriously), and a laughable script, and you just might have something worth watching... once... okay, maybe twice. This movie joins the ranks of the Scorpion King, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and the entire genre of soft-core porn as things to be watched only for their mind-boggling (and truly entertaining) awfulness. You've been warned.
5 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Know it's awful before you watch it 3 Oct 2002
By Dima - Published on Amazon.com
That being said, this movie is hilarious. Bring in some horrible actors (let's face it, boys and girls, a minor role on Saved by the Bell was probably Patrick Muldoon's best work), a ridiculous plot (I don't care what the details are, any movie in which Taiwan plans to take over China can't be taken seriously), and a laughable script, and you just might have something worth watching... once... okay, maybe twice. This movie joins the ranks of the Scorpion King, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and the entire genre of soft-core porn as things to be watched only for their mind-boggling (and truly entertaining) awfulness. You've been warned.
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