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The Sentinel (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 21 April 2006 (USA)
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A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.

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2 nominations. See more awards »

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William Montrose
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The Handler
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National Security Advisor
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President Ballentine
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Cindy Breckinridge
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Walter Xavier
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Director Overbrook
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Deputy Director Cortes
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Charlie Merriweather (as Clarque Johnson)
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Aziz Hassad
Yanna McIntosh ...
Teddy Vargas
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Storyline

Special Agent Pete Garrison is convinced that a Neo-Nazi Aryan Disciple has managed to infiltrate the White House. When a White House Agent is murdered, Garrison is framed and blackmailed over an affair with the First Lady Sarah Ballentine. He is relieved of his duties, but Garrison won't stop in trying to prove his innocence, and save the life of the President. While attempting to uncover the person behind it all, he comes into confrontation with his protege, Agent Breckinridge.

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In 141 years, there's never been a traitor in the Secret Service.... Until Now.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense action violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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21 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El centinela  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$87,942 (New Zealand) (21 April 2006)

Gross:

$36,280,697 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Actress Eva Longoria chose this picture for her first big movie role because it was so different from her hit television series Desperate Housewives (2004). She said: "It's a triangle between Michael [Michael Douglas], Kiefer [Kiefer Sutherland] and me, but it's not a love triangle. That's why I chose this movie. It's the opposite of Gabrielle [Solis, her TV character]." Longoria plays Secret Service Agent Jill Marin who is the only woman on the team. "She's an eager beaver," said Longoria about her character. "She wants to learn, totally downplays her sexuality, has to prove herself twice as much as a man, and is determined to be the best she can be. She's new but not complacent; she thinks outside the box. It's not about the clothes, the hair and the make-up, the way it is for Gabrielle [in Desperate Housewives (2004)]. Jill Marin is all about the work." See more »

Goofs

Pete Garrison is hiding behind a green WM (Waste Management) trash bin in the first chase scene. The registration number is visible on the trash bin and it starts with "CA", indicating it was distributed in Canada, not Washington DC where the movie is supposed to take place. See more »

Quotes

Jill Marin: [from trailer] A lot of people are looking for you.
Pete Garrison: I'm innocent dammit!
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Connections

References Welcome to Mooseport (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Fight the Power, Part 1
Written by O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Marvin Isley, Rudolph Isley,
Ernie Isley and Christopher H. Jasper
Performed by The Isley Brothers
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland go down a well worn road in a good movie that really should have gone straight to cable
30 April 2006 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Michael Douglas is a secret service agent framed in a plot to kill the President of the US. Kiefer Sutherland is the agent on his tail.

Its not a bad movie its just been there done that with form over content film making. There is no real tension because the actors are in roles they've played a dozen or so times before (Sutherland in 24 each week)so you can pretty much walk them through whats happening.Thats the problem here, its all been done before, better.

The real question is: Do I really need to pay 10 bucks a head to see whats a essentially a big screen TV movie? I think not. As I said its not bad, its just not worth running out to the theater to see. Wait for cable where this movie really belongs.


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