The assassins, posing as officers, kill several agents and corner Montrose and the President in a subterranean tunnel. He goes on the run to protect the First Lady's reputation, but remains determined to save the President and to fulfill his sworn duty. But Garrison himself becomes a suspect after he is blackmailed by someone who knows of his affair with the first lady. It's a universe that makes sense, until secrets begin to tear it apart. That's a 40-minute wait before the movie begins to move. That this informer would know the secrets involved in this particular conspiracy seems unlikely, but then Clay Shaw never seemed like a likely suspect either, maybe because he wasn't one. The movie doesn't identify President Ballentine as belonging to either major party, although somehow his wife Sarah looks to me like a Democrat.
Secret Service Agent Pete Garrison Michael Douglas - It Runs in the Family has been part of the Presidential Protection detail for a long time and it has lead to him becoming very close to current First Lady Sarah Ballentine Kim Basinger , in fact too close as they are having an affair. He does, however, make peace with Breckinridge, who finally realizes that Garrison did not sleep with his wife. His former best friend and prot''g'' David Breckinridge Kiefer Sutherland keeps the focus on Garrison, perhaps as payback for an illicit affair Garrison had with his wife. After delaying for some time, Garrison is subjected to a polygraph. Yes, and I hope to see them again. But when another agent is murdered Pete discovers that there is assassination plot with a Secret Service Agent involved. Garrison, Breckinridge and Marin arrive, rescuing the President and the First Lady and killing the assassins.
In 141 years, there's never been a traitor in the Secret Service. It's never happened in the institution's 141-year history. But no: Ballentine goes to Toronto, along with Garrison, Breckinridge, Sarah, the terrorists and everybody else in the plot. She also looks like a dish, and is having a passionate affair with, yes, Agent Garrison. He lives in a high-level, orderly world of hierarchical structure, plans, maps, motorcades, code names, lingo and procedures. Johnson and screenwriter don't give her any thing to do, except handling the leering advances of her co-workers.
The investigation falls to the Secret Service's top investigative agent, David Breckinridge, a volatile combination of by-the-book and hothead, Garrison's prot? Garrison, as perhaps the greatest protective agent in the service, often has to work from gut, from pure instinct. The leader of the assassins blackmails Montrose into helping him, threatening the agent's family. The source of rancor between them comes to light: Breckinridge believes Garrison had an affair with his wife and caused the breakup of their marriage, which Garrison denies. I don't know if I'm altogether comfortable with a movie of so little consequence using international terrorists to threaten the President of the United States. Breckinridge orders every agent to be subjected to a test. I was able to spot the mole almost the first time he or she appears on the screen, by employing the Law of Economy of Characters, but his or her identity is essentially beside the point. Without describing too many plot details, I can say that every agent assigned to the office of the president is required to take a lie detector test, and that only Garrison flunks.
Stripped of his duties and now a fugitive, Garrison races to prove his innocence and save the president's life. He leaves it in the apartment and tells Marin about it, but the Secret Service find the evidence and body of the assassin were removed before they arrived. But, you know, you can't fit all that stuff into the trailer. Pete Garrison is a U. You wonder, and then you stop wondering, because, hey, it's a movie.
That makes him a suspect, and brings him into the cross-hairs of David Breckinridge , an ace investigator who used to be Garrison's best friend, until, uh, Garrison might have had an affair with his wife. Suspicion ultimately falls on Garrison, who's going to find it extremely difficult to clear his name because someone is framing him. Pete Garrison is a veteran Secret Service agent who has had a long and distinguished career helping protect the president of the United States. His close friend and fellow agent, Charlie Merriweather , is murdered. She has requested a work detail with Breckinridge because Garrison, while leading a field instruction exercise at the Academy told Jill that Breckinridge was the best investigator in the entire Service. Director Clark Johnson keeps a fast pace through the action and plot twists in this politically charged thriller. Montrose is in charge of directing security at the summit.
When a colleague is murdered, Secret Service agent Pete Garrison is put in charge of the investigation. Stripped of his duties and now a fugitive, Garrison races to prove his innocence and save the president's life. Before that can happen, however, Merriweather is shot dead at his house in a crime that is made to look like a botched robbery. The Sentinel's sleepy rhythm persists: The actors act important and alarmed, conducting investigations and taking polygraph tests, and then something blows up or someone fires a gun. It is based on the novel of the same name by former Secret Service Agent , the author of the book , also made into a. Since the presidential helicopter was shot down by a rocket while leaving Camp David a few days earlier not with the president on board , and since the Service knows it has a traitor, you might think the wise decision would be to skip Toronto and stay at home, maybe in a Panic Room.
He is one of the oldest and most experienced agents, having been involved in. Disgraced, dismissed and now a fugitive, Garrison must both clear his name and save the president from assassination. Since Douglas and Sutherland are both on autopilot -- the former is in his stoic, manly role; the latter with his Jack Bauer intensity -- the movie trudges along until Garrison goes on the lam to prove his innocence and to save the President. Suspected of being treasonous, Garrison goes on the run, pursued by Breckinridge and Marin? Gonzales Crew: Clark Johnson Director. Emotionally torn, Montrose is instructed to jam Secret Service's radios, and leave the summit with the President via a specific route. You would think the Longoria character would have had mixed feelings of being in the middle of a bitter feud.
The Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division, led by Garrison's estranged friend and former David Breckinridge , with partner Jill Marin , is tasked with investigating the plot. Well-liked and respected by his colleagues in the Secret Service, Garrison is a career agent who now heads the First Lady's detail. Breckinridge tells Garrison that he has a date with her that evening. The agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division, William Montrose , decides to randomly select the means of transporting the president using a coin toss. The characters' background especially Longoria , the motives of the mole's terrorist sponsors, and even the relationship between Garrison and the First Lady -- all ripe with dramatic possibilities -- remain unexplored.
Garrison goes to meet him, but he disappears in the crowd, and an assassin tries to kill Garrison. He searches his apartment, finding evidence that shows the perpetrators are headed to to attack the president at a summit. Jill Marin, a tough, sassy and ambitious young agent who just graduated second in her class at the Secret Service Academy, arrives for her first field posting. A deadline is approaching, because Ballentine is scheduled to attend a summit in Toronto, where he might be a prime target. Ditto how Garrison gets framed, which is kind of important to the movie.