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The Detonator (2006)

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Sonni Griffith, a top US Secret Agent must protect a witness as he crosses Europe.

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Jozef Bostanescu
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Nadia Cominski
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Dimitru Ilinca
Bogdan Uritescu ...
Pavel
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Mitchel
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Flint
Vincenzo Nicoli ...
Yuri Mishatov
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Evangelos Grecos ...
Kravchenko
Mihnea Paun ...
Alex
Florian Ghimpu ...
Nita
Valentin Teodosiu ...
Czeslaw
Tania Popa ...
Ana
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After an undercover mission in Bucharest to disclose an international gang of weapon dealers, the agent Sonni Griffith is assigned to protect the Romanian Nadia Kaminski, the widow of an accountant of the Romanian Mafia. However, the CIA safe house is broken in by the criminals, and Sonni realizes that the information was leaked from inside the Agency. Alone, trusting only in his friend Michael Shepard, Sonni fights to survive and protect Nadia. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Betrayal is part of the game, See more »

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Rated R for violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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The day and month of Wesley Snipes character's birthdate of July 31, as seen in his secret file, is accurate, although its year of 1969 makes him seven years younger than Snipes, who was born in 1962. See more »

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In the boom shot when the Hummer approaches the Ukraine border, 2 sets of wooden (called "apple") boxes and shot bags can be see placed in front of the wheels to stop the vehicle on a specific mark, which it hits and rocks a bit. In the next shot, they are gone. See more »

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A interesting movie
3 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Unlike some of the reviews written here, I didn't hate this movie. It is a movie that COULD have been much better than it was. Not Oscar material, true, but much better than it was.

I thought the plot had a good hook and through line. Granted, this movie was badly written. And TERRIBLY directed and produced. I mean, how many irrelevant flashbacks can you have? Why were we there? What exactly is the point of the opening sequence? It seems like the producer(s) watched American Beauty a few too many times and thought 'I'll use that in an action movie!' I thought the movie wasn't that badly acted. Wesley Snipes did a credible job, he just ran afoul of some bad direction. And once this movie hit the production room, things just got worse. The main actress, I think, had the same problems. Some of the other acting was suspect, yes, but it was a low-budget flick. Again, I would say it is the director's job to pick that up and correct it.

As an overall recommendation, I would agree with the first review I read that this movie is not worth seeing. Or maybe it is worth seeing, if you are a film student and want to see what NOT to do.

3/10, and that's giving it praise.


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