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Stormbreaker (2006)

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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.

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Geoffrey Sax

Writers:

Anthony Horowitz (novel), Anthony Horowitz (screenplay)
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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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Mission one in the series that has reinvented the spy genre. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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The biggest most expensive British independent film ever made up to that point. See more »

Goofs

In the scene as Mrs Jones is leading Alex to Mr Blunt's office for the first time, Mrs Jones has a three inch tear visible in the back seam of the upper right arm of her jacket showing her white shirt underneath. This has then disappeared in the next scene where Alex is talking to Mr Blunt. See more »

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Alex Rider: If this is what you do to the winner, I'd hate to see how you treat the runner up.
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Referenced in Wild Child (2008) See more »

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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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Seek and ye shall find; just don't seek for too much...
9 January 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

Probably best to remember that this is really for young adults; it isn't meant to be scrutinised for depth of meaning; quality of script and award winning acting. It's simply a rather daft story about a lad (Alex Pettyfer) whose uncle is ostensibly killed in a car accident. After the funeral, however, he discovers that there was much more to it than that and he enlists with the secret organisation to carry on with the investigation... A few cameos from Mickey Rourke and Robbie Coltrane and some more substantial performances from Sophie Okonedo and Bill Nighy make this a perfectly watchable, if eminently predictable, adventure film with gadgets.


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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)

Gross USA:

$677,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,937,870
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2.35 : 1
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