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The Detonator (2006)

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Sonni Griffith, a top US Secret Agent must protect a witness as he crosses Europe.

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Po-Chih Leong (as Po Chih Leong)

Writer:

Martin Wheeler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Sonni Griffith
William Hope ... Michael Shepard
Tim Dutton ... Jozef Bostanescu
Silvia Colloca ... Nadia Cominski
Matthew Leitch ... Dimitru Ilinca
Bogdan Uritescu Bogdan Uritescu ... Pavel
Warren Derosa Warren Derosa ... Mitchel
Michael Brandon ... Flint
Vincenzo Nicoli ... Yuri Mishatov
Stuart Milligan ... Greenfield
Evangelos Grecos Evangelos Grecos ... Kravchenko
Mihnea Paun Mihnea Paun ... Alex
Florian Ghimpu Florian Ghimpu ... Nita
Valentin Teodosiu Valentin Teodosiu ... Czeslaw
Tania Popa Tania Popa ... Ana
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Storyline

After an undercover mission in Bucharest to disclose an international gang of weapon dealers, the agent Sonni Griffith is assigned to protect the Romanian Nadia Kaminski, the widow of an accountant of the Romanian Mafia. However, the CIA safe house is broken in by the criminals, and Sonni realizes that the information was leaked from inside the Agency. Alone, trusting only in his friend Michael Shepard, Sonni fights to survive and protect Nadia. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The fate of thousands are in their hands. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Romania

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Doe See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The day and month of Wesley Snipes character's birthdate of July 31, as seen in his secret file, is accurate, although its year of 1969 makes him seven years younger than Snipes, who was born in 1962. See more »

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The scoreboard clock at the football (soccer) match is counting down. In football (soccer) the clock always counts up. See more »

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A interesting movie
3 September 2006 | by harbeauSee all my reviews

Unlike some of the reviews written here, I didn't hate this movie. It is a movie that COULD have been much better than it was. Not Oscar material, true, but much better than it was.

I thought the plot had a good hook and through line. Granted, this movie was badly written. And TERRIBLY directed and produced. I mean, how many irrelevant flashbacks can you have? Why were we there? What exactly is the point of the opening sequence? It seems like the producer(s) watched American Beauty a few too many times and thought 'I'll use that in an action movie!' I thought the movie wasn't that badly acted. Wesley Snipes did a credible job, he just ran afoul of some bad direction. And once this movie hit the production room, things just got worse. The main actress, I think, had the same problems. Some of the other acting was suspect, yes, but it was a low-budget flick. Again, I would say it is the director's job to pick that up and correct it.

As an overall recommendation, I would agree with the first review I read that this movie is not worth seeing. Or maybe it is worth seeing, if you are a film student and want to see what NOT to do.

3/10, and that's giving it praise.


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