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The Sentinel (2006)

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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.

Director:

Clark Johnson

Writers:

George Nolfi (screenplay), Gerald Petievich (novel)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Douglas ... Pete Garrison
Kiefer Sutherland ... David Breckinridge
Eva Longoria ... Jill Marin
Martin Donovan ... William Montrose
Ritchie Coster ... The Handler
Kim Basinger ... 1st Lady Sarah Ballentine
Blair Brown ... National Security Advisor
David Rasche ... President Ballentine
Kristin Lehman ... Cindy Breckinridge
Raynor Scheine ... Walter Xavier
Chuck Shamata ... Director Overbrook
Paul Calderon ... Deputy Director Cortes
Clark Johnson ... Charlie Merriweather (as Clarque Johnson)
Raoul Bhaneja ... Aziz Hassad
Yanna McIntosh Yanna McIntosh ... Teddy Vargas
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Storyline

A man who has devoted himself to serving the leader of the free world is accused of plotting against him in this thriller. Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) is a veteran Secret Service agent who has had a long and distinguished career helping protect the president of the United States. David Breckinridge (Kiefer Sutherland) is a fellow Secret Service agent who learned most of what he knows from Garrison and holds him in great respect. When intelligence data suggests that there is a mole within the Secret Service who is part of a plot to assassinate President Ballentine (David Rasche), Garrison launches an investigation to ferret out the rogue agent, and asks Breckinridge to go over the evidence with a fine-toothed comb. Breckinridge is shocked when the clues point to Garrison as the traitor within the Secret Service, but his sense of duty compels him to see that his former mentor is placed under arrest. Garrison eludes his captors and struggles to prove his innocence while tracking down...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In 141 years, there's never been a traitor in the Secret Service.... Until Now.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some intense action violence and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El centinela See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,367,854, 23 April 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,280,697

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$78,084,827
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White | Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This major Hollywood feature film production was made and released approximately thirty years after the another major Hollywood feature film production of the same name, The Sentinel (1977), which had first debuted around twenty-nine years earlier. This later Sentinel movie was from the 20th Century Fox film studio whilst the earlier Sentinel picture was from the Universal Pictures studio and was a horror movie. See more »

Goofs

Since 1998, it's been the "Toronto Police Service", not "Metropolitan Toronto Police". The uniforms are the correct color, but the crests are fictional. See more »

Quotes

Polygrapher Medina: Have you received adequate training for your profession?
Agent Davies: No. But I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express.
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Connections

References Rambo III (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Fight the Power, Part 1
Written by O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Marvin Isley, Rudolph Isley,
Ernie Isley and Christopher H. Jasper
Performed by The Isley Brothers
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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User Reviews

 
Made for a quick buck
27 November 2006 | by ernestorocksSee all my reviews

I rented this movie hoping it would be a clever action/thriller film. It started out strong with an interesting introduction that gave a great feel for the complexity of the Secret Service's job. Also, it presents a controversial plot point. However, from then on, it's a poorly written, predictable movie. The characters in the movie are not developed at all, they are all very single-sided and do not come off as complex individual. This results in very predictable actions by all characters. Also, many of the characters seem like they have no place in the movie at all, it seems as if Eva Longoria's character is only there to put her on the movie poster and attract a male audience. She serves absolutely no purpose in the movie. Also, the main plot in the movie is never explained thoroughly, and some major side plots are left unresolved. It really seems like the writer of this movie was just trying to meet a deadline, and the studio realized that as long as they had some A-listers they could still make money off this film. Overall, it was just another Hollywood, message-less moneymaker.


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