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Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006)

Stormbreaker (original title)
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After the death of his uncle, the 14-year-old schoolboy Alex Rider is forced by the Special OperationsDivision of Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, for a mission which will save millions of lives.

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Smithers
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Ian Rider
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Mrs. Jones
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Mr. Grin
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Alex Barrett ...
Gary
Richard Huw ...
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Storyline

Alex Rider thinks he is a normal school boy, until his uncle is killed. He discovers that his uncle was actually spy on a mission, when he was killed. Alex is recruited by Alan Blunt to continue the mission. He is sent to Cornwall to investigate a new computer system, which Darrius Sayle has created. He plans to give the new computer systems to every school in the country, but Mr. Blunt has other ideas and Alex must find out what it is. Written by FilmFanUK

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Alex Rider - you're never too young to die... See more »


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Rated PG for sequences of action violence and some peril | See all certifications »

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13 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,244,892 (UK) (21 July 2006)

Gross:

$652,526 (USA) (10 November 2006)
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Trivia

The bridge was closed for an entire day so they could film Alex Rider's bike chase of the white van. See more »

Goofs

Upon first arriving at the SAS camp, Alex is told "there are no ranks" (amongst other things) but the soldier telling him this is wearing the rank slide of Corporal. See more »

Quotes

Jack Starbright: I met the most amazing guy down at the fish market today.
[Alex, who's heard this MANY times before, sighs and rolls his eyes]
Jack Starbright: You know what the problem with this country is, though? Every good-looking guy is either gay or married. Except for *you*, but you're too young.
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Written by Greg Walsh
Performed by Transluzent feat. Carla Vallet
Arranged by Greg Walsh
Produced by Greg Walsh
Orchestral transcription by Alan Parker
Recorded and Mixed by Paul Stevens and Greg Walsh
Published by Pao Pao Publishing SA (2002)
©Ark Records
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A teenage boy becomes a spy to track down the mystery behind the new Stormbreaker computers.
24 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I came to watch this film because I have been a fan of the Alex Rider books for many years. However, I was rather disappointed by the film. The main problem was that the film was very different from the book, with many parts of the story changed and with parts added. The ending was entirely made up for the film. I disliked the way that many of the actors chosen had no resemblance to how the character was described in the book.

I also felt that many of the action and fighting scenes were overdone and the superfluous parts annoyed me. The acting, particularly from the person playing Herod Sayle, was boring and unimaginative. The film was very jumpy in places, and I thought that people who had not read the books would have been confused by the ending. I thought that some of the lines in the film were quite strange and didn't really fit in with what was being said/going on!

However, I still gave the film a 4 out of 10 rating because of the many (usually unintentionally) funny scenes. I was particularly amused by Bill Nighy's acting in the role of Alan Blunt. Stephen Fry also added some comedy to the story in his role as Smithers. The film is reasonably watchable, probably because it only lasted 90 minutes.


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