Detonator II: Night Watch

Synopsis: UN agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to Hong Kong and involves them in not only art theft and forgery, but the high-tech schemes of Martin Schraeder and his Korean cohort Mao Yixin.
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director(s): David Jackson
Production: New Line Home Entertainment
94 min

Come on, children!

Run, Maria!

- Maria! Maria!

- Oh!

Maria, run!

Come on, children!

- I'm coming, Graham!

- Come on.

Come on,

get in the boat.

I don't want to!



- Maria!

- Come back!

It's okay, Maria.

I've got you!

You'll be okay!

Get off the beach!

Get down and stay down!



Swim, Maria!


Get your heads down!

Get your heads down!

Move it!


Come on.

We can do it!

Swim! Luke!



- Come on!

- Luke!

Come on!

- You can do it! Swim!

- Maria, swim!

Swim, baby, swim.

Come on!

Okay, come on!

Grab my hand!

Yeah. That's it. Yes!

Come on. Come on, you're okay.

You're okay. Let's go.


Find the one phone

in amongst all those

that's a weapon, could you?

What would you look for?

That one phone

will change everything.

War is about to find

a new home.

E c onomic powerhouses

have been slugging it out for years,

but in moments

a third-rate power

will become a world threat.


I'm goi ng to activate

one chip.

Our strategy will be

dropping mining stock...

Don 't worry

about your tips.

I've just sent all my research

papers for printing.

That gives you

three more hours...

We've tapped into everything moving

th rough the exchange from one phone.

Isolate a conversation.

Dollars, not yen?

It's that or watch

- We can 't take that.

- That's right.

Okay, I 'll authorize $5 billion

for discretionary buying

as of 1100 hours.

Want to buy today,

get rich tomorrow?

What about military


To hear strategic air command,

we need just one of our phones.


Their superhighway

will end right here.

- Now show me phase two.

- What, so soon?

Show me.

- I'll sell you at 3-5-1.

- 51, Hong Kong air. I got a bid of 51.

I've got a bid of 51.

That's going to be today's high--

Total information



we have a phone.

But to control the phones,

they needed

one final tool.

Now we launch

the satellite.

And now Roger Flint

reports from Wall Street.

Yesterday's meltdown

of the Hong Kong stock exchange

roared through Wall Street

like a money scorching--

You can feel the panic

from up here.

By the closing bell

the Dow had fallen over 1,000 points.

Dan McGavin, a broker with Brenner,

Nathan, Hart summed it up.

Once Joe average

gets it into his head

the market's out of control,

they want out, any price.

They were telling me,

" Sell, sell, sell," but nobody's buying.

This is a nervous group.

Now here's a look at how the Hong Kong

crash affects the small investor.

We lost everything,

our kids' savings...

Who would think

a thunderstorm in Hong Kong

could make such a mess?

I think it's more

than the thunderstorm.

Trading in Hong Kong

will be suspended...

- Sir.

- What's up?

We lost communication

with Graham and Sheehan at 0700.

- What about the diplomat's children?

- Not a word.

Thank you.

Amid the global

financial chaos,

a glimmer of good news

for the residents of Amsterdam.

After two years

on a nine-country world tour,

the priceless " Night Watch,"

Rembrandt's largest work,

finally returns

to its home,

Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum.

Beginning tomorrow,

the majestic piece

will again be on exhibition

for the anxious public.

The finest example

of baroque chiaroscuro

ever created.

Oh, what a magnificent piece!

Bring me a basket.

I have to throw up.




Bring me

Abraham's " Rembrandt."

Yes, Dr. Armand.

What is it, Louis?

The drummer.


What do you mean?

Maybe it's his drum.

- Page 347, please.

- Looks perfectly fine to me.


What color is this dot?


- It's blue.

- Yes. And this dot?

Let's see what the X-ray

machine shows.

Miles, this is not

the " Night Watch."

This is a fake.


Not one country will help.

How can that be, inspector?

They don't want the blame.

It should never

have left these walls.

It's not my fault, Louis.

Do you expect me

to guard a painting

- day and night for two years?

- I would have,

if it was my idea

to launch its tour.

Gentlemen, calm down.

We're bringing in

experts from the U.N.

The U.N.?

Huh! This isn't

about terrorism.

Because our intelligence

was wrong.

The kids had been

hidden in the village.

You got them out,

all of them.


They're alive

because of you.


How do you feel

about that?

You want me to say

the mission was a success?

All right,

the mission

was a success.

Opening up

to your feelings

Is nothing to be

ashamed about, Michael.

Excuse me. You want

to work, Michael?

I don't think

that would be wise.

Would you make

a note of that, doctor?


I don't know.

Detective work, no combat.

Expense accounts.

Hmm. Something

to keep me busy?

- Exactly. It'll be with Carver.

- Ah.

Mr. Caldwell, I can't

authorize field work

until Michael's psychological

evaluation's completed.

Thank you.

Could you make

a note of that also?

- Would you say this job will be cushy?

- You could say that.

- Travel?

- Here and there.

Sabrina Carver,

you said?

I did.


Thank you.

Let's go.

It's not Sabrina,

you know.

- Of course not.

- No, I mean it.

I couldn't stand another

moment with that shrink.

Come on in.

Yes, sir?

Carver, what do you know

about Rembrandt's " Night Watch"?

Um... the company of

Captain Frans Banning Cocq

and Lieutenant Willem

Van Ruytenburch,

commissioned in 1640,

completed in 1642.

I know a little bit about it, sir.

Hi, Michael.

- Hello, Sabrina.

- How are you?

Not bad.

You cut your hair.

Oh, yeah.


I'm really sorry

about what happened.

I mean, I know it must

be hard for you.

- You got the kids out.

- I've already heard that one.

I've been thinking of teaming you two

up. Any objections, Carver?

- No.

- Excellent.

" Night Watch"

has been stolen

and a forgery substituted.

I want you two

to find the original.

You'll start in Amsterdam

at the Rijksmuseum.

On this one, Carver

will be in command.

- Nick, just a moment here on this--

- Her art expertise

- tips the scales in her favor.

- Okay.

You can spend some more time

with the psychologist. Here.

Special services

will fill you in on that.

- It does more than tell the time?

- lndeed it does.

Oh yeah,

look at that. Huh.

Dick Tracy to Chief.

Dick Tracy to Chief.

It's okay. I haven't lost my sense

of humor. I'm still a fun-loving guy.

Yeah, that's what

I'm afraid of.

Hair looks good,

by the way...


From our X-ray lab,

this is what is

underneath it.

A real old painting?

Oh, yes. It's Dutch.

The 17th century.

A landscape.

You know, rarely

do we sample the paint

- since it's a destructive process.

- Uh-huh.

So a forger generally uses

an old canvas as a base,

and he hopes to pass

any cursory analysis.

Is there any record of the original

painting changing hands?

Cash purchase at auction,

Sotheby's, Kensington.

While being transported,

the van was stolen.

Gosh, this is

an amazing forgery.

Just what the Dutc h

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Alistair MacLean

Alistair Stuart MacLean (Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacGill-Eain; 21 April 1922 – 2 February 1987) was a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories. His works include The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra and Where Eagles Dare – all three were made into popular films. He also wrote two novels under the pseudonym Ian Stuart. more…

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