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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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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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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$36,280,697 (USA)
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Trivia

As screenwriter George Nolfi honed the screenplay, producers Marcy Drogin and Michael Douglas brought in Clark Johnson to direct. Johnson had previously directed a pilot for a series about the Secret Service called Secret Service (1992) [See episode: Secret Service: The Stalker/Bomb Protective Mission (1992)] which pointed to his interest in the topic. Johnson, also a respected actor, had worked in almost every area of the film business, including stunts, special effects, and camera. In addition, he was experienced with law enforcement action thrillers, ensemble pieces, multiple cameras, large set-ups and special effects. For The Sentinel (2006), Johnson used this extensive background to depict the reality and grittiness of the Secret Service world. See more »

Goofs

When Jill Marin shows her identification to the security camera and walks through the doors to the reception desk of David Breckinridge's office. The door she opened and walked through stays open behind her but on the security monitor you see the door closing as she passes through. In the next scene the door is closed. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Pete Garrison: I'm gonna miss it.
David Breckinridge: It's gonna miss you too.
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Connections

Referenced in Zombie Apocalypse (2010) See more »

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A Gafiera
Written and Performed by Daniel Indart and Bill Brendle (as William J. Brendle)
Courtesy of LMS Records
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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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