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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.

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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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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)

Gross USA:

$677,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,937,870
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The books allude to the fact the adventures of Alex Rider could be made into a film series but Stormbreaker is currently the only one to be adapted. See more »

Goofs

Upon first arriving at the SAS camp, Alex is told "there are no ranks" (amongst other things) but the soldier telling him this is wearing the rank slide of Corporal. See more »

Quotes

[Darrius Sayle is on a large TV screen in the MI6 Headquarters, giving an interview to the BBC]
Alan Blunt: [pauses the video and stands up] We don't trust him.
Alex Rider: Why not?
Alan Blunt: Well, we don't trust anyone. It's sort of what we do.
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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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Passable Bond-for-kids action flick
27 July 2018 | by areatwSee all my reviews

For a relatively unknown spy action thriller, 'Stormbreaker' is a surprisingly entertaining film, even if it does try a little too hard to be the kids' version of James Bond. As you would expect, this film is full of gimmicks and never takes itself too seriously, with a bunch of over-the-top action sequence and a shallow plot that feels like it is almost entirely built around the action.

It does serve a purpose though and it's an ideal choice to pass some time. If you can see past the many plot and character flaws, there is sufficient entertainment from the action scenes alone, and that's what most people want to see from a film like this. 'Stormbreaker' is a passable family spy action film - it won't leave you bored but it won't leave much of an impression either.


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