The Sentinel parents guide

The Sentinel

Overall C+

Secret Service agent Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) is accused of being a traitor about the same time as he discovers a plot to assassinate the President of the United States. Now he must find a way to clear his name while also trying to protect the country's Commander in Chief.

Release date April 20, 2006

Violence C-
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C-
Substance Use B

Why is The Sentinel rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Sentinel PG-13 for some intense violence and a scene of sensuality.

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The Sentinel
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Why is The Sentinel rated PG-13? The Sentinel is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some intense violence and a scene of sensuality.

Although only a few seconds of sensuality are seen, a major plot element of this movie involves a character and his affair with a woman. Violence is also depicted in the shootings of about a half-dozen people—most seen on screen and with some blood, along with frequent moments of physical conflict. As well, during most of the film, characters are in peril. Moderate and mild profanities are frequent, and there is one sexual hand gesture.

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The Sentinel
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A ViolenceCoarse Language, Not recommended for children.-----
Ontario PG Violence. Not recommended for young children.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

The Sentinel is directed by and stars Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Basinger.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Sentinel movie is August 28, 2006. Here are some details…

Be on your guard for the DVD release of the Sentinel. Available in either widescreen or pan and scan presentations, the disc offers the following bonus material: alternate/deleted scenes (with optional commentary), and alternate ending (with optional commentary), an audio commentary with director Clark Johnson and writer George Nolfi and the theatrical trailers. Also included are the documentaries The Secret Service on a Tradition of Excellence and In the President’s Shadow: Protecting the President. Audio tracks are provided in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital Surround) and Spanish (Dolby Digital Surround), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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