Second in Command (2006)


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A skilled official assigned the task of protecting the U.S. ambassador to an unstable Eastern European nation gets trapped in the middle of a deadly coup d'etat in an action-packed tale of political intrigue starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and directed by Simon Fellows. Sam Keenan (Van Damme)'s job is to protect the U.S. ambassador to a troubled Eastern European nation at all costs. When a collection of heavily armed local insurgents stages a violent revolt and the country's president seeks … More

Rating: R (Violence and some language)
Genre: Action & Adventure
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Written By: Jason Rothwell, Jonathan Bowers, David Corley, Jayson Rothwell
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On DVD: May 2, 2006
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Michelle Whitman

as Frank Gaines

as Captain John Baldwin

as Sgt. Darnell

as Mike Shustec

as President Yuri Amire...

as Ambassador George No...

as Cpl. Chevanton

as PFC Devereaux

as Anton Tavarov

as Jennifer Lennard

as RSO John Lydon

as Marshall Geller

as Cpl. Will Butler

as PFC Pazzini

as PFC Burke

as Bicycle Shop Owner

as CIA Photographer

as Dr. Johnson

as Walt Henkel

as Sandra Davies

as Gen. Anderson

as John Franklin, NSA

as Secretary of State R...

as Gen. Richmond

as Gen. Borgov

as Capt. Servat

as Vladimir Norkov

as Demonstration Leader
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...admittedly, one can't help but admire the duel that ends with Van Damme gouging out his opponent's eyes.

Full Review… | May 30, 2006
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Good action!

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Second in Command is a modest action thriller joint that delivers the goods in a fast-paced and intense fashion, even though the whole one-idea set-up is familiarly derived. The premise starts off at a breakneck pace and then tightly builds up to its chaotic siege situation with a exhilarating climax with some organic grit. Along the way it offers up a surprise or two and there's no real political interference in how they shape the story, despite the topic at hand and flawed nature. The basic script won't set the film alight, but never falls into any cheesy mumbling. The action scenes, which for this type of film is what we are actually hanging around for. Are handled with great vigour and the set-pieces can raise a sweat. Jean-Claude Van Damme is capably good and fit's the mould perfectly, with his downtrodden and workman like performance of a more beatable and humane character than anything overly heroic.

Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer


Does not disappoint Van Damme as Soldier Cyborg assigned to defend U.S. Presdient hiding out in U.S. Embassy following an attempted coup d'etat.

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