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USA & UK: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria, Martin Donovan, Ritchie Coster, Kim Basinger, Blair Brown, David Rasche, Kristin Lehman, Raynor Scheine, Chuck Shamata, Paul Calderon, Clarque Johnson, Raoul Bhaneja, Yanna McIntosh, Josh Peace, Simon Reynolds, Geza Kovacs, Jasmin Geljo, Danny A Gonzales, Jude Coffey, Neil Girvan, Gloria Reuben, Scott Gibson, Ron Lea, Mung Ling Tsui, Stanley Taylor, Noor Naghmi, Roman Podhora, Joachim Johnson, Eldridge Hyndman, Gordon Bolan, Sarah Plommer, Matt Birman, Max McCabe-Lokos, Sterling Jarvis, Jeff Kassel, Richard Hughes, Steven Ambrose, Conrad Coates, Rose Avenue Public School Choir, Taborah Johnson, Gordon Currie, Nick Alachiotis, Jung-Yul Kim, Anthony "Chip" Brienza, Scott Douglas, Jozsef Pinter, Richard Bunting, Yuri Browne, Jim Teunissen, Danna Howe, Fred Beckette, Allan Vrkljan, Kylanna Lee, Rosario Rivadeneira
Director: Clark Johnson
USA & UK: 108 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some intense action violence and a scene of sensuality
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate action violence
USA Release Date: 21 April 2006
UK Release Date: 1 September 2006
UK DVD Release Date: 29 January 2007
Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) is a U.S. Secret Service agent who saved a president's life by jumping in front of a hail of bullets, over twenty years ago. Well-liked and respected by his colleagues in the Secret Service, Garrison is a career agent who now heads the First Lady's detail. He lives in a high-level, orderly world of hierarchical structure, plans, maps, motorcades, code names, lingo and procedures. It's a universe that makes sense, until secrets begin to tear it apart. Pete's fellow agent and friend, Charlie Merriweather (Clarque Johnson), hints at wanting to share critical and confidential information. 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 investigation falls to the Secret Service's top investigative agent, David Breckinridge (Kiefer Sutherland), a volatile combination of by-the-book and hothead, Garrison's protege, and, until recently one of Garrison's best friends. Breckinridge follows the evidence and only the evidence and scrupulously tries to avoid working from his gut. That's what being a great investigator requires. Garrison, as perhaps the greatest protective agent in the service, often has to work from gut, from pure instinct. In protective work that is often all you have.
Garrison's and Breckinridge's recent falling out was triggered by Breckinridge's mistaken belief that Garrison was having an affair with Breckinridge's now ex-wife.
Jill Marin (Eva Longoria), 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. 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.
Together the trio begins to uncover what appears to be an inside job to assassinate the president - a traitor in the ranks of the Secret Service. It's never happened in the institution's 141-year history.
Suspicion ultimately falls on Garrison, who's going to find it extremely difficult to clear his name because someone is framing him. Whoever is framing Garrison knows he's vulnerable because he's devoting considerable effort to hiding a monumental secret. Suspected of being treasonous, Garrison goes on the run, pursued by Breckinridge and Marin - his own colleagues - as he tries to nail the real mole and save the president's life.
Feature Running Time: 103 minutes
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1/ 16x9
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio commentary by Clark Johnson and George Nolfi
'The Secret Service: Building On A Tradition Of Excellence' featurette
'In The President's Shadow: Protecting The President' featurette