Synopsis: Alex Rider thinks he is a normal school boy, until his uncle is killed. He discovers that his uncle was actually spy on a mission, when he was killed. Alex is recruited by Alan Blunt to continue the mission. He is sent to Cornwall to investigate a new computer system, which Darrius Sayle has created. He plans to give the new computer systems to every school in the country, but Mr. Blunt has other ideas and Alex must find out what it is.
Director(s): Geoffrey Sax
Production: Weinstein Company
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Settle down, everybody.

Quiet, please.

Mobile phones off.

Thank you very much.


So, what is it that makes us what we are?

What is it that defines us?

Is it where we live?

Is it our schooling?

Or is it our family?

Alex Rider. Family?


- Yes, sir?

- Have you prepared something for us?

- Yes.

- Come on, then.

There's not much I can say about my family.

I didn't know my parents.

They died when I was small.

I live with my uncle.

He's never around,

so I can't tell you much about him either.

I have a housekeeper

because he's always away on business.

She's an American. Her name is Jack.

She's always there for me,

which is great, because... he isn't.

My uncle...

He's never gonna set the world on fire

because he's got a real boring job.

Intruder alert! Intruder alert!

His work means a lot to him, but...

...he never talks about it.

Where's your uncle now?

He mentioned a conference in Cornwall.

Life in the slow lane.


That's the way to do it.

Oh, what a pity!

I wish I knew more about my uncle,

but he's not easy to pin down.

And that's about it.

The end.

Thank you, Alex.

Hey, Sabina.


I was wondering - do you wanna

do something this weekend?

I can't. I have riding lessons,

and... I'm going out with my parents.

It doesn't matter.


- Next weekend?

- Whatever.

- Hey, Alex?

- Hey. Are you coming home?

Yeah, I'm on my way now.

How was the conference?

Uh... It was fine.

- You know how they are.

- No, I don't. You never tell me.

There isn't much to tell. Wait a minute.

Hello? Hello?


- What was that?

- Nothing.

I'm really sorry about last week.

I know I said I'd be there,

but this trip just came out of nowhere.

As always.


I'll be back in time for dinner,

whatever Jack's cooked.

- Then we've got the whole weekend.

- Really?

- When did I ever let you down?

- Really want me to answer that?

Yeah, I know. Look, I'll see you soon, OK?

I'm glad you called.

Yeah, me too.

I'll see you later, Alex.

- Bye.

- Bye.

On The Road

# And then I see you again

# And that look is in your eyes

# You blew my mind but it wasn't real


# You and I

# We're floating in a kaleidoscope of lies

# And tell me why

# You dress the truth in a velvet disguise

# I wanna break free

# You can never shake what I believe

# And the sunrise

# Paints the skies red with shame

# And you wake up

to find the whole world's gone insane

# But if you hide yourself away

# Well, I say

# Hey, you've only got yourself to blame

# Blame, blame, blame...

# Got to decide

# Whether or not you believe all those lies

# But take it from me

# They got a stranglehold

# On the air we breathe

# And the sunrise burns the sky red with shame

# And we wake up

to find the whole world's gone insane

# But if you hide yourself away

# Well, I say

# You've only got yourself to blame




Jack, are you here?




Let's begin.

I met the most amazing guy

at the fishmonger's today.

Know what the problem with this country is?

Every good-looking guy

is either gay or married.

Except for you, but you're too young.

Will you please eat something?

- He's coming. He's just stuck in traffic.

- He'd have rung.

He's probably gone to the office

to put in a report,

and next thing we know

he's on his way to Hong Kong.

Let me down again.

- Well, his work means a lot to him.

- Yeah, it means a lot.

All the more for us.

What did I tell you?

Who's a genius?

Come on.

We are gathered here today

to bid farewell to a man

called before his time.

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Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz, OBE (born 5 April 1955) is an English novelist and screenwriter specialising in mystery and suspense. His work for young adult readers includes The Diamond Brothers series, the Alex Rider series, and The Power of Five series (a.k.a. The Gatekeepers). His work for adults includes the play Mindgame (2001), the two Sherlock Holmes novels The House of Silk (2011) and Moriarty (2014), Magpie Murders (2016) and The Word is Murder (2017). He is also the most recent author chosen to write a James Bond novel by the Ian Fleming estate, titled Trigger Mortis (2015). He has also written for television, contributing scripts to ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot and Midsomer Murders. He was the creator and writer of the ITV series Foyle's War, Collision and Injustice and the BBC series New Blood. more…

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