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.
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.
In The Sentinel (2006), actor Michael Douglas portrays Peter Garrison, a senior Secret Service agent who had many years ago taken a bullet to protect former American President Ronald Reagan. In the earlier movie, The American President (1995), which had been made and released just under a decade or nine years earlier, Douglas had actually portrayed a fictitious American President, a character called President Andrew Shepherd. See more »
The rear passenger doors on the 2006 Cadillac DTS presidential limousine are not as far back as the ones on the limousine portrayed in the movie. On the real presidential limousine, the doors are located at the third window from the front, not the fourth. See more »
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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