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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.

Director:

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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Alex Rider - you're never too young to die... 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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The British newspaper The Independent claims the Alex Rider series reinvented the spy genre. See more »

Goofs

Special forces in the British military, such as the SAS and SBS, are never referred to as such, and certainly not in writing. See more »

Quotes

[Alex dings a Xylophone]
Mr. Smithers: Don't do that!
Alex Rider: Why, is it dangerous?
Mr. Smithers: No, it's very annoying.
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Connections

Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #32.5 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I Predict a Riot
Written by Nick Hodgson, Ricky Wilson, Simon Rix, Nick Baines and Andrew White
Performed by the Kaiser Chiefs
Published by Rondor Music London Ltd.
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Action packed fun for older children and adults
18 July 2006 | by lyndon_graySee all my reviews

I was at the World premiere in London and I was apprehensive about watching a film adaptation of a book as some of them work and others don't. This one definitely does. From the first minutes of the film, you know that you're in for a thrilling adventure. Alex Rider, played superbly by Alex Pettyfer, is very believable as a school kid thrown into the deep end by Bill Nighy who hams it up brilliantly as spymaster Alan Blunt. Alex Rider is a deadly weapon on two legs as you'll see as the film progresses. Marvellous Micky Rourke, plays the evil villain who keeps a very unusual and deadly pet and looks as if he's just stepped off the set of a Revlon ad (you'll see!!). There's lots of action, some love interest, but that's not overplayed and although some of the evil characters look as if they've been loaned out from Cirque Du Soleil, including Micky Rourke, they play their parts as they should be, comically but with a twist of evil thrown in. It all works very well but Alex Pettyfer is a revelation. He plays the part coolly, calmly and with a great deal of conviction. I think Sean Connery would be proud of him. The film throws in a few James Bondesque clichés and there is one scene in the film which will remind you of a particular person from Goldfinger !! All in all highly enjoyable, my 11 year old niece and 14 year old nephew and their friends really enjoyed it and I think you will too.


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