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Detonator II: Night Watch (1995)

Night Watch (original title)
Rembrandt's Night Watch returns to Amsterdam fake. UN agents Mike and Sabrina investigate there and in Hong Kong - stumbling on N.Korean special bombs aimed at the West's communication.

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David Jackson

Writers:

Alistair MacLean (story), Alistair MacNeill (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Mike Graham
Alexandra Paul ... Sabrina Carver
William Devane ... Nick Caldwell
Michael Shannon ... Martin Schraeder (as Michael J. Shannon)
Kay Siu Lim Kay Siu Lim ... Mao Yixin (as Lim Kay Siu)
Irene Ng Irene Ng ... Myra Tang
Hidde Maas Hidde Maas ... Miles Van Dehn
Tom Jansen Tom Jansen ... Insp. De Jongh
Tomislav Ralis Tomislav Ralis ... Louis Armand
Harold Bone Harold Bone ... Lemmer
Rolf Saxon ... Ted Fisk
Natalie Roles Natalie Roles ... Jennifer
Kate Harper ... Psychologist
Mark King Mark King ... Luke Sheehan
Terry Diab Terry Diab ... U.N.A.C.O. Voice (voice)
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Storyline

U.N. Agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their Director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to Hong Kong and involves them in not only art theft and forgery, but the high-tech schemes of Martin Schraeder and his South Korean cohort Mao Yixin. Written by Jim Burrows <brons@Eldacur.com>

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Action and espionage share a common bond.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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UK | USA | Croatia

Language:

English | Korean | Dutch | French

Release Date:

4 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detonator II: Night Watch See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although part of the movie plays in Amsterdam, some of the Amsterdam scenes were filmed in Prague. See more »

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Some of the parked vehicles, supposedly filmed in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), have vowels in their number plates. The Dutch never use vowels in their number plates to avoid getting unwanted words. See more »

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Follows Detonator (1993) See more »

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B-movie that wants to be Bond
2 June 2007 | by FlagStewardSee all my reviews

This is not a great film. It's certainly no Where Eagles Dare and it's not even a Puppet on a Chain. And if you were hoping for a Brosnan film in the style of Goldeneye or The Thomas Crown Affair, forget it. The cast deserve better, but if you ignore the star names and don't set your expectations too high, it's an OK TV action flick.

It wants to be a (low-budget) Bond movie with glamorous locations and a series of action sequences to make you forget a paper-thin plot, but there's no finesse to it, it's all a bit pedestrian. The dialogue creaks, the accents are all over the shop, and the direction uneven. There's several nods to Puppet on a Chain, with a lot of action set on the canals of Amsterdam, and I suspect that Brosnan had already been cast as Bond before filming the casino scene (Nightwatch came out a month before Goldeneye).

The main problem with the film is that it all hangs on the relationship between Brosnan and Paul, which has little chemistry and is badly developed. I've not read the book but it feels like a fairly minor female character has been expanded to accommodate Paul at the height of her Baywatch fame, when just following the original story was at the limits of the scriptwriter's capabilities - and writing decent dialogue was waaay beyond him.

Despite all that it rattles along at a reasonable pace, it's a passable way to spend 90 minutes if you don't expect too much of it.


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