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

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Release Date:

21 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$3,554,416 (Mexico) (22 September 2006)

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It is too much like 'In the Line of Fire' only not as good.
21 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 'The Sentinel' Michael Douglas plays Pete Garrison, a veteran Secret Service agent. He is being investigated by David Breckinridge (Kiefer Sutherland) when it comes to light that there may be a traitor in the Secret Service who might be involved in an assassination plot. But David takes his investigation rather personal because he also feels Pete had an affair with his ex-wife. Agent Garrison must now prove his innocence and protect a President that everyone else believes he is trying to kill.

This film was rather disappointing. It is too much like 'In the Line of Fire' only not as good. There are several plot lines that go unexplained and few circumstances that are too unbelievable. It was not a convincing film.

Neither Michael Douglas nor Kim Basinger did that good of a job. Kiefer Sutherland seemed to be reprising his role from '24'.

I just hope the novel was a little better.

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