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  • Second in Command 2006 war film review
  • Second in Command 2006 war film review
  • Second in Command 2006 war film review
  • Second in Command 2006 war film review
  • Second in Command 2006 war film review
  • Second in Command 2006 war film review
  • Second in Command 2006 war film review

Second in Command 2006 war film review

2006

Second in Command (2006, United States)

Running time: 92 minutes

Categories: urban warfare filmslast stand films

Language: English


Civil war in Moldavia leaves 50 Americans trapped in the embassy building. The president of the country seeks refuge inside, which puts everyone in danger.



Navy Seal officer, Commander Sam Keenan, arrives to US Embassy in Moldavia, where he was appointed as security attaché - the situation in the country is rather unstable since not long ago Moldavia have transformed from communist country into democracy and part of the society can’t cope with the sudden change. Ambassador Norland makes Keenan the deputy ambassador, which at that point seemed like pure formality, but soon proved to be vital. Communist rebels have attacked the capital city and President Amirev had to flee from palace. He seeks refuge in US embassy, which seems only logical choice - in a country on a verge of civil war he escaped to the place, where he can be safe. Unfortunately Anton Tavarov, leader of the insurgents, has brought his forces to the embassy doors demanding that Americans turn over Amirev, so they can deal with him. Norland refuses, which quickly escalates the situation - rebels are heavily armed and any relief forces (American or loyal to Amirev) can reach embassy in 6 hours at best. A rocket fired by the communist forces hit the building killing ambassador and from that point Keenan is put in charge. To put things worse it turns out that Tovarov has hostages, among them reporter Michelle Whitman, Keenan’s girlfriend.

Second in Command is a mixture of action elements, military elements and unrealistic martial arts elements - the typical recipe for Jean-Claude Van Damme film. It isn’t bad production, but unfortunately it isn’t particularly good either - just a bit of action-flick with not much to offer. Still, better than most of Van Damme "masterpieces".

Our rating

4.0 / 10

Film value

5 / 10

Realism factor

2 / 5

Adventure factor

2 / 5

Historical accuracy factor

1 / 5



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