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The Detonator (2006)

Video  -  Action | Thriller  -  25 April 2006 (USA)
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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
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Pavel
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Mitchel
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Flint
Vincenzo Nicoli ...
Yuri Mishatov
Stuart Milligan ...
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Evangelos Grecos ...
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Mihnea Paun ...
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Florian Ghimpu ...
Nita
Valentin Teodosiu ...
Czeslaw
Tania Popa ...
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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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Action | Thriller

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

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25 April 2006 (USA)  »

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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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When Griffith fights Pavel, (portrayed by Bogdan Uritescu) he disarms Griffith before being overpowered. Griffith smashes Pavel's head once into a sink, and then into a mirror. This causes Pavel's forehead and nose to bleed, as we see in the next shot where Griffith has Pavel in a choke hold. However, when Griffith kills Pavel by snapping his neck, there is no blood on Pavel's face. See more »

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His Résumé is a Graveyard
26 November 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After an undercover mission in Bucharest to disclose an international gang of weapon dealers, the agent Sonni Griffith (Wesley Snipes) is assigned to protect the Romanian Nadia Kaminski (Silvia Colloca), 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 (William Hope), Sonni fights to survive and protect Nadia.

The career of Wesley Snipes is downhill. I have just seen this flick, and it is another disappointing movie of this actor, whose career is presently very similar to Steven Segal's one. The movie has many explosions, shots and car chase associated to an awful story and horrible acting. First, the Afro-American Wesley Snipes is chased by the police of Bucharest, but they never find a black American man. I have never been in Romania, but I believe there are not many Afro-Americans in this country. His character does not like to bath, wearing the same clothes along many days. There is no chemistry between Sonni and the sexy Silvia Colloca, but she freely has sex, falls in love for him and shares her fortune with him. The boy that performs Nadia's son is horrible. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "O Detonador" ("The Detonator")


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