Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker


1h 33m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Alex Rider is a normal teenager who lives with his uncle, a boring bank manager, or so it seems until his uncle, Ian Rider, disappears under mysterious circumstances. Alex soon learns that his uncle was a spy for Britain¹s secret intelligence service MI6. Uncle Ian had actually prepared Alex for a career in espionage by encouraging his hobbies, and with Alex's skills in languages, scuba diving, mountaineering and martial arts, he has all the attributes of a perfect spy. Recruited by Mr. Blunt and Mrs. Jones, and armed with special gadgets, he embarks on his first mission. Billionaire Darrius Sayle is donating a free Stormbreaker mega-computer to every school in Britain. But is there more to his generosity than meets the eye? Going undercover, he infiltrates Sayle's compound. He meets the tycoon's sinister sidekicks, vixen publicist Nadia Vole and the disfigured mute Mr. Grin, and tests out the impressive and secretive Stormbreaker computer. While exploring a restricted area, Alex begins to figure out the mysterious Stormbreakers--he knows he's onto something big. Suddenly, Sayle and his evil henchmen capture Alex. Using his cunning and his MI6 gadgets, Alex manages to escape. He hitches a ride to London to stop Sayle from activating the Stormbreakers and releasing their secret weapon throughout Britain. But time is running out. With the help of his housekeeper Jack Starbright and his friend Sabina Pleasure, Alex takes Sayle head-on in a dangerous race against time to stop the evil plan. Within days he¹s gone from schoolboy to super spy, but will his first assignment be his last?

Film Details

Also Known As
Stormbreaker
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Foreign
Spy
Teens
Thriller
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Action Cars Ltd; Afm Lighting; Alliance Films; Andy Dixon Facilities; Angel Studios; Angels the Costumiers; Apex Car And Limo Service; Arri Group; Audiolink Radio Communications; Bapty & Co; Barclays Bank; Baseblack; Bell Theatre Services; Bellwood Media; Bickers Action; C&M Location Services; Casting Collective; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; David Deane Associates; Dda Public Relations; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Double Negative Visual Effects; Dynamic International; Dynamic International Freight Services; Edit Hire; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Film Finances, Inc.; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hyperactive Broadcast, Ltd.; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Isle Of Man Film; Lays International; Lee Lifting; London Metropolitan Orchestra; Matthew Mcdonnell; Media Safety; Midnight Transfer; Nationwide Access Ltd.; One8six; Pangea Media Group; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Rising Star; Ruari Bennett-Dowdney; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Special Treats Production Company; Take 2 Film; The Moving Picture Company; The Travel Company; Totally Entertainment; U.K. Film Council; Vip Medienfonds Film & Entertainment (Vip Media Funds)
Distribution Company
The Weinstein Company; Belga Films; Bioscop; Central Partnership; Contender Entertainment; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Golden Scene; Gulf Film, Llc; Imagem Filmes; Impacto Cine; Independent Films (If); Magic Box Slovakia, S.R.O.; Mediapro; Medusa Film; Metropolitan Filmexport; Metropolitan Films; Myndform; Nu-Metro; Scanbox Entertainment; The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company; Tripictures; Village Roadshow Limited; Vision; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Alex Rider is a normal teenager who lives with his uncle, a boring bank manager, or so it seems until his uncle, Ian Rider, disappears under mysterious circumstances. Alex soon learns that his uncle was a spy for Britain¹s secret intelligence service MI6. Uncle Ian had actually prepared Alex for a career in espionage by encouraging his hobbies, and with Alex's skills in languages, scuba diving, mountaineering and martial arts, he has all the attributes of a perfect spy. Recruited by Mr. Blunt and Mrs. Jones, and armed with special gadgets, he embarks on his first mission. Billionaire Darrius Sayle is donating a free Stormbreaker mega-computer to every school in Britain. But is there more to his generosity than meets the eye? Going undercover, he infiltrates Sayle's compound. He meets the tycoon's sinister sidekicks, vixen publicist Nadia Vole and the disfigured mute Mr. Grin, and tests out the impressive and secretive Stormbreaker computer. While exploring a restricted area, Alex begins to figure out the mysterious Stormbreakers--he knows he's onto something big. Suddenly, Sayle and his evil henchmen capture Alex. Using his cunning and his MI6 gadgets, Alex manages to escape. He hitches a ride to London to stop Sayle from activating the Stormbreakers and releasing their secret weapon throughout Britain. But time is running out. With the help of his housekeeper Jack Starbright and his friend Sabina Pleasure, Alex takes Sayle head-on in a dangerous race against time to stop the evil plan. Within days he¹s gone from schoolboy to super spy, but will his first assignment be his last?

Crew

George Ackroyd

Executive

Adam Aitken

Plasterer

Adrian Aitken

Plasterer

Damon Albarn

Song

Nicholas Alderton

Rigging Electrician

Paul Alexiou

Visual Effects Editor

Phil Allchin

Transportation Captain

Lucy Allen

Stunts

Vickie Allen

Assistant Director

Maya Amsellem

Executive

Stewart Anderson

Software Engineer

Maria Andersson

Song

Timothy Andrews

Driver

Steve Anthony

Best Boy

Karl Apsey

Carpenter

Lee Apsey

Carpenter

David Armitage

Modelmaker

Chris Armsden

Rendering Artist

Joe Arnold

Digital Effects Supervisor

Jennie Asplund

Song

Johanna Asplund

Song

Simon Atkinson

Apprentice

Kate Attwooll

Software Engineer

Josh Austin

Executive

Lawrie Ayres

Props

Will Ayres

Props

Kevin Babey

Production

Andrew Baggarley

Software Engineer

James L Bailey

Software Engineer

John Baker

Props

Ray Baker

Stunts

Samantha Barber

Script Supervisor

Jane Barclay

Executive

Sarah Barker

Visual Effects Editor

Tibor Barna

Aerial Unit

Joel Barry

Legal Services

Ray Bateman

Generator Operator

Joe Belcher

Executive

Colin Bell

Legal Services

Kieran Belshaw

Software Engineer

Kieran Belshaw

Film Lab

Nigel Bennett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ruari Bennett-dowdney

Cable Operator

Nicole Benvenuto

Executive

Lee Betts

Painter

Robert Betts

Painter

Sarah Bing

Legal Services

Sarah Bird

Casting

Nic Birmingham

Animation Director

James Birtchnell

Apprentice

Eileen Bishop-kreit

Executive

Samantha Black

Production

John Bloomfield

Costume Designer

Arie Bohrer

Production Accountant

Monica Bolger

Tutor

Jennifer Bonnell

Executive

Guy Bostock

Transportation Coordinator

Hayley Botes

Executive

Andrew Boucher

Executive

Dameon Boyle

Digital Effects Artist

Anderson Chet Bradshaw

Stunts

Mark Brady

Carpenter

Richard Briscoe

Visual Effects Supervisor

Matthew Bristowe

Visual Effects Producer

Andre Brizard

2-D Artist

Alan P Brooks

Carpenter

Andy Brown

Music Contractor

Stephen Brown

Rigging Electrician

Zoe Brown

Legal Services

Mike Bryant

Software Engineer

Julian Bucknall

Camera Assistant

Paul Budd

Painter

Andrew Bunday

Rendering Artist

Judy Burdsall

Executive

Gary Burns

Construction

Ian Burrows

Construction

James Busby

Rigging Electrician

Gary Butcher

Helicopter Pilot

Roisin Byrne

Software Engineer

Jack Cain

Painter

Nick Cain

Executive

Clarissa Caleo-green

Executive

Paul Call

Adr Mixer

Neal Callow

Illustrator

Susan Cameron

Executive

Nick Cannon

Software Engineer

Sally Caplan

Executive

Kelly Carmichael

Executive

Thomas Carrick

Modelmaker

David Carter

Legal Services

Lucas Carter

Executive

Will Case

Graphic Designer

Donna Casey

Accountant

Chas Cash

Cg Supervisor

Marc Cass

Stunts

Julia Castle

Construction

Suzy Catliff

Casting Director

Renato Celani

Assistant

Kirstin Chalmers

Makeup Designer

Susan Charles

Legal Services

Alan Chesters

Construction Manager

Leigh Chesters

Carpenter

Lee Chidwick

Software Engineer

Nick Chopping

Stunts

Alastair Christian

Script Supervisor

Steve Christian

Producer

Tony Christian

Stunts

Mally Chung

Location Manager

Helen Clare

Software Engineer

Helen Clare

Film Lab

Megan Clark

Post-Production Supervisor

Alexandra Clarke

Executive

Stuart Clarke

Stunts

Tom Clode

Aerial Unit

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Ed Colyer

Adr Mixer

Sean Conner

Assistant Camera

Grant Connor

Digital Effects Artist

Richard Conway

Electrician

Nicholas Paul Cook

Carpenter

Ian Copeland

Software Engineer

James Corless

Sound Department

John Corlett

Driver

Tony Cosh

Production

George Cottle

Stunts

Felicity Cottrell

Foley Artist

Clare Coulter

Legal Services

Zoe Cranley

Digital Effects Artist

Alastair Crawford

2-D Artist

Tom Crooke

Assistant Location Manager

Adam Crosby

Painter

Ben Crosby

Painter

Simon Crowe

Executive

Jim Crowther

Grip

Dickinson Cruickshank

Accountant

Chris Wei Cui

Stunts

Guy Cunis

Executive

Rachel Cuperman

Production Associate

Mimi Curran

Legal Services

Matt Curtis

Main Title Design

Liam Daniel

Photography

Freddie Dash

Digital Effects Artist

Oli Shafer Davies

Digital Effects Artist

Colin Davis

Driver

Rebecca Davis

Office Runner

Rupert Davis

Rotoscope Animator

Alexandra Day

Visual Effects Producer

Bruno De Santa

Costumes

Ray De-haan

Stunts

Mark Dearn

Construction

Tom Debenham

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dimitri Delacovias

Matte Painter

Erin Dempsy

Executive

Kelly Dent

Stunts

Steve Dent

Animal Supplier

Nicola Deschamps

Executive

Keith Devlin

Digital Effects Supervisor

Caroline Dewing

Executive

Robert Diebelius

Rigging Electrician

Sylvan Dieckman

Digital Effects Artist

Charlie Dillon

Rigging Electrician

Pamela Domoney

Executive

Mariann Donato

Executive

Ciaran Donnelley

Carpenter

Ciaran Donnelly

Carpenter

Lucy Donowho

Costumes

Jim Dowdall

Stunts

Alex Downie

Executive

Jonathan Downing

Props

Mike Dowson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Uwe Dreher

Executive

Chris Drew

Storyboard Artist

Shelly Drury

Executive

Henry Duarte

Wardrobe

Gillian Duffield

Executive

Martin Duffy

Carpenter

Hilary Dugdale

Executive Producer

James Dunn

Special Effects

Paul Dunn

Special Effects Supervisor

Wilma Dunn

Special Effects Coordinator

Michael Durkin

Special Effects Technician

Kerstin Dyroff

Production Manager

Dave Early

Matte Painter

Paddy Eason

Digital Effects Artist

Paddy Eason

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jonathan East

Rendering Artist

Adam Eastall

Driver

Dina Eaton

Music Editor

Imre Edes

Aerial Unit

Jamie Edgell

Stunts

Jake Edmonds

Production

Charles Edwards

Product Placement

Lee Edwards

Carpenter

Toby Eedy

Camera Assistant

Richard Eigen

Executive

Yasmine Elghamrawy

Digital Effects Artist

Steve Ellingworth

Key Grip

Guy Elson

Digital Effects Artist

Kate Elson

Office Runner

Michael Elson

Visual Effects Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Stormbreaker
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Action
Adaptation
Adventure
Foreign
Spy
Teens
Thriller
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Action Cars Ltd; Afm Lighting; Alliance Films; Andy Dixon Facilities; Angel Studios; Angels the Costumiers; Apex Car And Limo Service; Arri Group; Audiolink Radio Communications; Bapty & Co; Barclays Bank; Baseblack; Bell Theatre Services; Bellwood Media; Bickers Action; C&M Location Services; Casting Collective; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; David Deane Associates; Dda Public Relations; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Double Negative Visual Effects; Dynamic International; Dynamic International Freight Services; Edit Hire; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Film Finances, Inc.; Goldcrest; Goldcrest Post Production; Hyperactive Broadcast, Ltd.; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Isle Of Man Film; Lays International; Lee Lifting; London Metropolitan Orchestra; Matthew Mcdonnell; Media Safety; Midnight Transfer; Nationwide Access Ltd.; One8six; Pangea Media Group; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Rising Star; Ruari Bennett-Dowdney; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Special Treats Production Company; Take 2 Film; The Moving Picture Company; The Travel Company; Totally Entertainment; U.K. Film Council; Vip Medienfonds Film & Entertainment (Vip Media Funds)
Distribution Company
The Weinstein Company; Belga Films; Bioscop; Central Partnership; Contender Entertainment; Entertainment Film Distributors, Ltd.; Golden Scene; Gulf Film, Llc; Imagem Filmes; Impacto Cine; Independent Films (If); Magic Box Slovakia, S.R.O.; Mediapro; Medusa Film; Metropolitan Filmexport; Metropolitan Films; Myndform; Nu-Metro; Scanbox Entertainment; The Weinstein Company; The Weinstein Company; Tripictures; Village Roadshow Limited; Vision; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 13, 2006

Released in United States on Video May 22, 2007

Based on the novel "Stormbreaker" written by Anthony Horowitz; published by Philomel Books May, 2001.

Samuelson Productions bought the rights to the entire series of Alex Rider novels, which include: Book 1 "Stormbreaker" published by Philomel Books May, 2001; Book 2 "Point Blank" published by Philomel Books April, 2002; Book 3 "Skeleton Key" published by Philomel Books April, 2003; Book 4 "Eagle Strike" published by Philomel Books April, 2004; Book 5 "Scorpia" published by Philomel Books March, 2005; Book 6 "Ark Angel" published by Philomel Books April 20, 2006.

Released in United States Fall October 13, 2006

Released in United States on Video May 22, 2007