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 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 »


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

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Hailed as a reading hero, Anthony Horowitz has won many major awards, like the Bookseller Association/Nielson Author of the Year Award, the Children's Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards, and the Red House Children's Book Award. See more »

Goofs

In his room at Sayles Alex is seen taking his pyjamas out of his case but when his things are later searched they are back in his case. See more »

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[Sayle's security guard faces off with Alex. Alex bows. The guard returns the bow - and Alex kicks him in the crotch]
Alex Rider: Schoolboy trick.
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Connections

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Good to be Here
Written by Nick Atkinson, Luke Potashnick, David Neale and Ben Smyth
Performed by Rooster
©2004 Brightside Recordings, a division of Blue Sky Music Ltd.
Under exclusive license to Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
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Bright and breezy, but too predictable in terms of story
4 January 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Stormbreaker was a decent film; this is an opinion coming from someone who has little knowledge of the books. It isn't as innovative as Spy Kids, but it is decent. The special effects and the action are above average, the performances from Mickey Rourke, Ewan McGregor and Bill Nighy are great and Alex Petyfer is an appealing enough lead, the soundtrack is nice and the film goes along at a fast pace. However the storyline is very predictable and sometimes ludicrous, the script is a bit weak in places, I found Alicia Silverstone surprisingly irritating here and the cameos from Stephen Fry and Robbie Coltrane are too brief to allow them to shine properly.

Still, it is a fun and mildly enjoyable flick. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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Language:

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Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker See more »

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Budget:

GBP40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$677,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,937,870
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