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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 Operations Division of the UK's secret intelligence service, MI6, into a mission which will save millions of lives.

Director:

Geoffrey Sax

Writers:

Anthony Horowitz (novel), Anthony Horowitz (screenplay)
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Bolger ... Sabina Pleasure
Robbie Coltrane ... Prime Minister
Stephen Fry ... Smithers
Damian Lewis ... Yassen Gregorovich
Ewan McGregor ... Ian Rider
Bill Nighy ... Alan Blunt
Sophie Okonedo ... Mrs. Jones
Alex Pettyfer ... Alex Rider
Missi Pyle ... Nadia Vole
Mickey Rourke ... Darrius Sayle
Andy Serkis ... Mr. Grin
Alicia Silverstone ... Jack Starbright
Ashley Walters ... Wolf
Alex Barrett Alex Barrett ... Gary
Richard Huw Richard Huw ... Teacher
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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 then redirected up a mountain in his coffin for burial. 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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Action. Adrenaline. Adventure. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,244,892 (United Kingdom), 23 July 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$215,177, 15 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$652,526, 12 November 2006
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The water tank holding the Portuguese Man-of-war Jellyfish was filled with 19,000 gallons of water. The jellyfish itself was a puppet. See more »

Goofs

When Mrs. Jones gets the stack of computer books, she is carrying them by the top and bottom edges. In the next scene where she hands the books to Alex, the stack is rotated 90 degrees, presumably to let the viewer see the book titles. See more »

Quotes

[re: his Physalia Physalis]
Darrius Sayle: It reminds me of myself.
Alex Rider: It's 99 percent water, has no brains and no anus.
[pause]
Darrius Sayle: [laughing] I think I'm going to like you.
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Referenced in Richard & Judy: Episode dated 19 July 2006 (2006) See more »

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Be My Saviour
Written by Colin MacIntyre
Performed by Colin MacIntyre
Published by Copyright Control
Courtesy of Terra Artists Management Ltd.
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The whole movie is quite about a boy who is called: Alex Rider. His uncle dies and he's getting introduced to a whole new life. A life as MI6, a life as a spy.
6 February 2012 | by pingvinqqSee all my reviews

My review of Stormbreaker.

  • Personally i have nothing against the movie, it was not a movie that i would recommend among my favorite movies of all time. But still i would definitely mean that it was good entertaining. Personally I don't like spy kids-alike movies, because i like movies that are quite more realistic. So all in all, i think the movie was fine but not extremely good.


Geek review: There was some effects that were good work. I saw lots of small details in the movie that ordinary movies often doesn't have. The reason why it is good work is because that you don't just making a fast effect like some fire, explosion or muzzle-flares, in Adobe After Effects, like most does, you can see that they thought about the movies, and that's what make a movie "professional made". But also there was some details that they missed that some of the newbie AE users thought more about, like: light from muzzle-flare, smoke, blood all that stuff. - But of course. its still a childish "I want to be spy" movie. – And its from 2006.

Imo the movie in itself deserves a 6 out of 10 stars because of the plot, it doesn't get more because everything happened too fast. I would definitely recommend it for some younger children. But I give the review from my side, so its my opinion that counts.


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