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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shepard
Jozef Bostanescu
Nadia Cominski
Dimitru Ilinca
Bogdan Uritescu ...
Yuri Mishatov
Evangelos Grecos ...
Mihnea Paun ...
Florian Ghimpu ...
Valentin Teodosiu ...
Tania Popa ...


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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The fate of thousands are in their hands. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

John Doe  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


At the end, Sonni Griffith winds the window up of a convertible with the roof up, however as he drives off, the film cuts to an overhead shot which shows the windows and the roof down. See more »


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Wesley snipes vehicle in a standard actioner with action packed and violence
22 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

The CIA secret agent Sonni Griffith(Wesley Snipes) travels to Romania for investigating a gunrunners and avoid the selling a nuclear weapon.Meanwhile he's killing Romanian gangster at a national soccer event,he's interrogating,gunning down people and burning suspects.Griffith is arrested at the Romanian semifinal cup match.Then is jailed but is freed by his friend ,the CIA agent Michael Shepard(William Hope).He's assigned a new mission ,scorting the Romanian named Nadia(Silvia Colocca).But he aware that Nadia is pursued by Josef Bostanescu(Tim Duttom),a megalomaniac nasty,he owns the stadium and soccer team and is preparing the biggest deal he've ever made.He tries to get from Nadia the information he needs: the location where are the thirty millions of dollars that she hid of her murdered ex-husband and accountant of Bostenescu and he wishes for buying the atomic bomb.When an information into CIA is leaked,allegedly from his chief(Michael Brandon)and reveals where are placed ,they must fight to survive against the gunrunners and save themselves.

The movie displays suspense,thriller, unstopped action and lots of violence when the killing happen.It's an average actioner movie with some entertaining moments but also with no sense scenes.Wesley is nice as action hero ,his early performances were as serious actor in dramas ,later turning as tough action man in films with big budget like¨Money train,Murder at 1600,US Marshall and Blade trilogy¨,although nowadays he solely movies with middling and low budget like as ¨Unstoppable,7 seconds,Chaos,The marksman¨.The movie is produced by Andrew Stevens Entertainment Inc.Andrew Stevens(son of Stella Stevens) was a famous actor of the 80s,today turned in successful producer,besides is produced by the starring Snipes and by Pierre Spengler,he's a veteran producer of known movies like the saga Superman-Reeve and the classic Three Musqueteers. The motion picture is shot in Castel studios of Romania where have been film the last vehicles of Steven Seagal and Van Damme.

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