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Encyclopedia > The Sentinel (2006 film)
The Sentinel
Directed by Clark Johnson
Produced by Bill Carraro
Michael Douglas
Marcy Drogin
Arnon Milchan
George Nolfi
Written by Gerald Petievich
(Novel)
George Nolfi
(screenplay)
Starring Michael Douglas
Kiefer Sutherland
Kim Basinger
Eva Longoria
Jackie Burroughs
Music by Christophe Beck
Cinematography Gabriel Beristain
Editing by Cindy Mollo
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Language English
IMDb profile

The Sentinel is a 2006 thriller film starring Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria, and Kim Basinger. The film was released April 21, 2006. It is based on the novel of the same name by former Secret Service Agent Gerald Petievich. Image File history File links Sentinel2006. ... Clark Johnson, (born 1954) sometimes credited as Clark Slappy Jackson and J. Clark Johnson, is an American actor and director who has worked in both television and film. ... Douglas at the Cinedom Movie Theater in Cologne, Germany, January, 1997 For other uses, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... Arnon Milchan (1945-) is movie producer and businessman. ... George Nolfi is an American screenwriter. ... George Nolfi is an American screenwriter. ... Douglas at the Cinedom Movie Theater in Cologne, Germany, January, 1997 For other uses, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born St. ... On the cover of Playboy, February 1983 Kimila Ann Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an American film actress of German, Irish, Swedish and 1/8th Cherokee descent. ... Eva Jacqueline Longoria (born March 15, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated film and television actress. ... Jackie Burroughs (born 1938) is a Canadian actress. ... Christophe Beck interviewed on a Buffy The Vampire Slayer DVD featurette Christophe Beck (born 1972 in Montreal, Canada), also credited as Chris Beck, is a Canadian film and television composer. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thriller films are movies that primarily use action and suspense to engage the audience. ... Douglas at the Cinedom Movie Theater in Cologne, Germany, January, 1997 For other uses, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born St. ... Eva Jacqueline Longoria (born March 15, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated film and television actress. ... On the cover of Playboy, February 1983 Kimila Ann Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an American film actress of German, Irish, Swedish and 1/8th Cherokee descent. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Secret Service is a United States federal government law enforcement agency that is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security (prior to the founding of that department in 2003, it was under the United States Department of the Treasury). ...

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Selected Cast

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Summary

Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) is one of the personal bodyguards for the First Lady of the United States, Sarah Ballentine (Kim Basinger). He also is one of the oldest and most dedicated of the agents. A fellow agent, Charlie Merriweather (played by Clark Johnson), is shot in the chest, and Garrison is emotionally hurt by the incident as he is one of Merriweather's closest friends. He gets wind from a trusted informant that the killing of Merriweather is related to an assassination plot against the President, and reports the assassination plot to his superiors. The information provided by the informant showed that a mole with access to the President's security detail had provided information to the assassins. The U.S. Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division, led by David Breckinridge (Kiefer Sutherland) with rookie partner Jill Marin (Eva Longoria), is tasked with investigating the plot, and polygraphs every agent. Meanwhile, the mole found out about the discussion with the informant, and Garrison's budding affair with the First Lady, and attempts to blackmail him by luring him to a coffee shop known to be a meeting point for Colombian gangs. Along with failing the polygraph test, Garrison becomes unwittingly framed by the mole and becomes the prime suspect for providing the information to the assassins. Douglas at the Cinedom Movie Theater in Cologne, Germany, January, 1997 For other uses, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation). ... First Lady is an unofficial term that is sometimes applied to the female spouse of a male head of state or head of government. ... On the cover of Playboy, February 1983 Kimila Ann Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an American film actress of German, Irish, Swedish and 1/8th Cherokee descent. ... Clark Johnson, (born 1954) sometimes credited as Clark Slappy Jackson and J. Clark Johnson, is an American actor and director who has worked in both television and film. ... An informant (sometimes informer) is someone who provides information to law enforcement agencies. ... Assassination is the deliberate killing of an important person, usually a political figure or other strategically important individual. ... A mole is a spy who works for an enemy nation and works within his nations government. ... The United States Secret Service is a United States federal government law enforcement agency that is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security (prior to the foundation of that department in 2002, it was under Treasury). ... Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born St. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no experience. ... Eva Jacqueline Longoria (born March 15, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas) is a Golden Globe Award-nominated film and television actress. ... Polygraph results are sometimes recorded on a chart recorder A polygraph (commonly and inaccurately referred to as a lie detector) is a device which measures and records several physiological variables such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiration and skin conductivity while a series of questions are being asked, in an...


In addition, there is some personal friction between Garrison and Breckinridge because Garrison mentored Breckinridge, and Breckinridge believes that Garrison had an affair with his wife and caused the breakup of their marriage. As it turns out, though, he is really having an affair with the First Lady. Garrison escapes capture by Breckinridge and conducts an independent investigation of the assassination plot, while making brief contact with the First Lady to deny his involvement. He tries to contact the informant who gave him the tip, but finds that he has been killed. He briefly meets up with Breckinridge while finding the informant, but Breckinridge refuses to kill him, despite giving other agents "shoot to kill" orders. Using his contacts with sympathetic agents and family members, he stumbles onto an apartment rented by one of the assassins, and finds information that the assassins are headed to Toronto, Canada to attack the president at the G8 summit. He tells Marin of the discovery but finds that any incriminating evidence has been removed. Motto: Diversity Our Strength Map of Ontario Counties, Toronto being red Area: 641 sq. ... The Group of Eight (G8) consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. ...


Meanwhile, the First Lady discloses her involvement in the personal affair to Breckinridge. Breckinridge catches up to Garrison in Toronto and tells Garrison that he believes Garrison's denial. Together, they discover the identity of the assassins and the mole, William Montrose (Martin Donovan), who conveniently was never polygraphed. Unfortunately, Montrose is in charge of directing security at the G8 summit. Breckinridge and Garrison race to the summit, trying to whisk the President away to safety, with Montrose and the assassins, some of whom are dressed as RCMP officers, trying to kill the President and take the First Lady hostage. Ultimately, the team of Marin, Breckinridge, and Garrison are able to successfully save the President, but Garrison is forced to take an early retirement due to the disclosure of the affair with the First Lady. Martin Donovan (1957, California) is an American stage and movie actor. ... Royal Canadian Mounted Police heraldic badge. ...

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Box office

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Critical Reception

The film received many poor reviews, earning a "Rotten" rating of 33% on the aggregate movie review site Rotten Tomatoes. However, some critics praised the film as a "standard" thriller. As Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said, "At a time when American audiences seem grateful for the opportunity to drool at mindless horror trash, it is encouraging that well-crafted thrillers are still being made about characters who have dialogue, identities, motives, and clean shirts." He gave the film a favorable 3 star rating. [1] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Roger Ebert (right) with Russ Meyer, 1970 Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is an Emmy Award-nominated American television personality, author, and film critic who began writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, every week since 1967. ... New Chicago Sun-Times home located at 350 N. Orleans St. ...

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DVD

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DVD Releases

DVD Name Region 1 Region 2
The Sentinel August 29, 2006 January 1, 2007
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Cast Interviews

  • Eva Longoria The Sentinel
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References

  1. ^ RottenTomatoes.com. The Sentinel. Retrieved on 2006-10-08.
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