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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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The Handler
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National Security Advisor
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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
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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

When Garrison arrives at the White House after the coffee shop and is asked where he was, he states that the departure isn't scheduled until the next day. Later when being questioned in his apartment, he states that it was only moved up 2 hours. See more »

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David Breckinridge: Tom DiPaola said he called you four times yesterday. You never returned any of his messages, and that you almost missed the Marine One flight yesterday.
Pete Garrison: They moved the flight up two hours. I was in the coffee shop. It was noisy. I couldn't hear my cell phone. Now wh-wh-what is this, alright? What the hell are you doing following me?
Hugo Ortega: Las Palmas Coffee Shop is a dead drop for the Baranquilla Cartel.
David Breckinridge: You screwed up, Pete. You walked into a stakeout. I want to know your number one go-to guy at the ...
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Soundtracks

Bullet and a Target
Written by Citizen Cope (as Clarence Greenwood)
Performed by Citizen Cope
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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The director should stick with TV
22 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie had all the potential in the world to be a modern-day "In The Line Of Fire", with great suspense, story, acting, action, etc... but the Director missed the ball. Every action and suspenseful scene was missing the added element that separates TV-movies from box-office blockbusters. It's hard to put into words, but watching all the action and suspense scenes felt like I was watching a mid-budget USA or TBS movie. The cast was great and them combined with a good screenplay and overall plot saves this movie from being a disaster. There was too little character building as well, especially for the 'bad guys'. The story was still good and the movie overall will still be entertaining, but needless to say, I was disappointed.


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