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. Written by
The look of the government offices , such as how the radio console, desks, and computers were set up, had to be as accurate as possible, although a few liberties were taken to accommodate visual style and camera movements. US Secret Service Agent Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas)'s White House office, for instance, would be very modular and functional, with a lot of paperwork and supervisory documents for signing, while the desk of the agent in charge of the detail would be clean, because he would have a staff to handle all his paper-work. See more »
When approaching the Marine One helicopter, the President salutes the marine at the foot of the steps leading into the helicopter, and the marine returns the salute. This is the complete reverse of what should happen - the marine should salute the President, the Commander-in-Chief, not the other way round. See more »
I thought that The sentinel was going to be a totally mediocre movie.When I finally saw it,I took a good surprise.The movie isn't great thing but it's fun and the action scenes are well done.This movie reminded me TV series like 24 or Alias.It's very similar to that series and it reminded me too,to the Wolfgang Petersen's thriller In the line of fire.If you're going to expect one of the most original and and one of the greatest thrillers in the history of movies,you will be disappointed.But if you go with moderate expectations,you will enjoy The sentinel.
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