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The Sentinel (2006)

 -  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 relentless FBI agent.

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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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Charlie Merriweather (as Clarque Johnson)
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Aziz Hassad
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Teddy Vargas
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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. Written by Anonymous

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

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

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21 April 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£627,838 (UK) (1 September 2006)

Gross:

$3,554,416 (Mexico) (22 September 2006)
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The speech heard at the G8 meeting, before that of the American President's, is in Swedish, and closes with the words: "... vägnar vill jag tacka er för att ni stödjer Kyoto-protokollet. Tack så mycket," which means, "... I want to thank you for supporting the Kyoto Protocol. Thank you very much." See more »

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When Agent Marin describes how a downed agent's gun still had the safety activated, she is referring to a Secret Service issue Sig-Sauer P229, which has no safety lever to deactivate. It instead has a decocker, which increases the length and pressure of the trigger pull but does not prevent the weapon from being fired. Typically, the weapon is carried in the holster decocked, and the agent would fire the first round double-action, followed by single action for successive shots. 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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Reasonable Idea, Terrible Screenplay
18 January 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The veteran agent of the American secret service Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) saved the life of president Ronald Reagan in the past and became a legend. Presently he is responsible for the personal security of the American president Ballentine (David Rasche) and the first lady Sarah Ballentine (Kim Bassinger), with whom he is having a love affair. When his informer Walter discloses that there is a traitor in the secret service and a plot to kill the president, his former friend David Breckinridge (Kiefer Sutherland) and the chief of the secret service William Montrose (Martin Donovan) are in charge of the investigation and all the agents are submitted to a polygraph test. Due to his situation with Sarah, he is compromised with the results and accused of treachery. He escapes, and in spite of chased by the secret service, he conducts his own investigation trying to find the responsible.

"The Sentinel" has a reasonable idea, of an agent failing in the polygraph test due to his love affair with the first lady, but the screenplay does not have any care for the characters. The running time should be longer and not waste in so many exaggerated details relative to the protection of the American president, and give more attention to the characters. In the end, the story is conventional, badly resolved and with bureaucratic performances of the good cast. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Sentinela" ("Sentinel")


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