Combine the two and what do you get? STRATEGIC COMMAND (originally titledEXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE, the title I prefer, which was also the original titleof MURDER AT 1600). Michael Dudikoff comes to the rescue when the VicePresident (Michael Cavanaugh) is held prisoner en route to D.C. For somereason (probably budget ones), the plane is a commercial airliner instead ofAir Force Two. Due to the limited Secret Service (three guys and a girl),Richard Norton and cronies manage to overtake the plane, courtesy of atraitorous Secret Service agent, holding everyone aboard hostage for the oldstandby demand of wanting a fellow terrorist released from prison. Teamingwith an elite strike force, Dudikoff attempts to save the day and hisgirlfriend (Amanda Wyss), a journalist who's on board to do an exclusiveinterview with the Vice President. Nick Corri is the head of the team, who(naturally) dislikes Dudikoff immediately but comes to except him. As withEXECUTIVE DECISION, their method of boarding the plane is by way of aspecially-designed plane, this time an SR-71. But the operation goes wrong,and half the team gets left behind, leaving only Dudikoff, Corri, and oneother soldier to neutralize the situation. Once on board, it's time to sneakaround and improvise since most of the equipment was also left on the SR-71.The film is somewhat hampered by a low budget and the "rushed" feel that alot of direct-to-video movies have, but it comes out well enough, helpedalong by a great soundtrack that sounds like a merging of the talents ofJerry Goldsmith and John Williams. Brother composers Eric and David Wurstshould be given some big-budget movies to work with. STRATEGIC COMMAND is noAIR FORCE ONE or EXECUTIVE DECISION, but it's decent entertainment for aboring night.
Action / Drama
Action / Drama
Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab. They steal large amounts of a newly created germ warfare chemical called Bromax-360, loosing two of their men in the process before escaping into the night.
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