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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
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 USA:

$14,367,854, 23 April 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,280,697

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,084,827
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Promotional taglines on dust-jackets for this film's source "The Sentinel" (2003) novel by Gerald Petievich include "Trust No One" and "A Novel of the Secret Service". See more »

Goofs

In some materials for this film, notably the Directv "Cast and Crew", Gloria Reuben's character is listed as "Delores Meriwether". Yet Michael Douglas's character Agent Garrison clearly refers to her as "Nancy". While in still other cast listings, she is listed as simply "Mrs. Meriweather". Clark Johnson who plays her husband is listed, alternatingly, as "Charlie Meriwether" or "Mr. Meriwether". See more »

Quotes

David Breckinridge: Holster your weapons! Holster your weapons! I am Agent Breckinridge, Lead Investigator. I issued the warrant on Pete Garrison.
Counter Sniper: [sniper sights on Garrison] ...subject in my sight. Do I take the shot?
President Ballentine: [continuing his speech] We must ratify the Kyoto Protocol. We must embrace the ideal of an African economic union!
Post Agent #2: He's a Do Not Admit.
Post Agent #1: We have orders!
David Breckinridge: I am countermanding your orders!
Post Agent #1: You don't control this sight. Montrose does.
Post Agent #2: [into sleeve microphone] Montrose--
David Breckinridge: Don't call him!
Pete Garrison: Montrose is the mole!
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Referenced in The DiCaprio Code (2006) 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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Reasonable Idea, Terrible Screenplay
18 January 2007 | by 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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