Based on the novel of the same name by Gerald Petievich THE SENTINEL offers a rare look at the world of the Secret Service and questions what would happen if an insider were involved in a plot to kill the President of the United States. Agent Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) has earned his stripes and is a fixture in the Secret Service. In 1981 he took a bullet during the assassination attempt on President Reagan. More than twenty years later he is an essential element in the first line of defence for current first lady Sarah Ballentine (Kim Basinger). But Garrison has some secrets--secrets that could end his career if they were discovered. When a plot to assassinate President John Ballentine (David Rasche) is suspected Garrison finds himself the primary suspect. Heading the investigation is Agent David Breckenridge (Kiefer Sutherland) who is convinced that Garrison--his former best friend and mentor--slept with his wife. With the help of rookie agent Jill Marin (Eva Longoria) who was trained by Garrison Breckenridge is determined to crack the case and keep the president safe--even if it means taking Garrison down. When accused of treason Garrison leads Breckenridge and the other agents on a wild chase and the truth becomes more and more twisted. Is Garrison running in order to escape or is he trying to prove his innocence while protecting his secrets Can Breckenridge put aside his old grudge and make decisions based strictly on the evidence presented Will Marins allegiance remain with her new supervisor or with Garrison the field instructor who recommended her for her new assignment Most important can the agents uncover the truth before more of their colleagues--and the president--die Directed by Clark Johnson (S.W.A.T.) who appears as Agent Charlie Merriweather the film also features Martin Donovan Ritchie Coster and Blair Brown.
Release Date: 14 May 2007
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 103 minutes
Production Year: 2006
Main Language: English