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Detonator II: Night Watch (1995)

Night Watch (original title)
UN agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to... See full summary »

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Nick Caldwell
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Martin Schraeder (as Michael J. Shannon)
Kay Siu Lim ...
Mao Yixin (as Lim Kay Siu)
Irene Ng ...
Myra Tang
Hidde Maas ...
Miles Van Dehn
Tom Jansen ...
Insp. De Jongh
Tomislav Ralis ...
Louis Armand
Harold Bone ...
Lemmer
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Ted Fisk
Natalie Roles ...
Jennifer
Kate Harper ...
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Mark King ...
Luke Sheehan
Terry Diab ...
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UN agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to Hong Kong and involves them in not only art theft and forgery, but the high-tech schemes of Martin Schraeder and his Korean cohort Mao Yixin. Written by Jim Burrows <brons@Eldacur.com>

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Action and espionage share a common bond.

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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4 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Detonator II: Night Watch  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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William Devane replaced Patrick Stewart. See more »

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Spoofs Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) See more »

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B-movie that wants to be Bond
2 June 2007 | by (Kent, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is not a great film. It's certainly no Where Eagles Dare and it's not even a Puppet on a Chain. And if you were hoping for a Brosnan film in the style of Goldeneye or The Thomas Crown Affair, forget it. The cast deserve better, but if you ignore the star names and don't set your expectations too high, it's an OK TV action flick.

It wants to be a (low-budget) Bond movie with glamorous locations and a series of action sequences to make you forget a paper-thin plot, but there's no finesse to it, it's all a bit pedestrian. The dialogue creaks, the accents are all over the shop, and the direction uneven. There's several nods to Puppet on a Chain, with a lot of action set on the canals of Amsterdam, and I suspect that Brosnan had already been cast as Bond before filming the casino scene (Nightwatch came out a month before Goldeneye).

The main problem with the film is that it all hangs on the relationship between Brosnan and Paul, which has little chemistry and is badly developed. I've not read the book but it feels like a fairly minor female character has been expanded to accommodate Paul at the height of her Baywatch fame, when just following the original story was at the limits of the scriptwriter's capabilities - and writing decent dialogue was waaay beyond him.

Despite all that it rattles along at a reasonable pace, it's a passable way to spend 90 minutes if you don't expect too much of it.


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