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Director:
Writers:
Gerard Reve (novel)
Gerard Soeteman (writer)
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Release Date:
24 March 1983 (Netherlands) See more »
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Tagline:
Christine is young, beautiful and rich. Her three husbands all died tragically. It's time for Christine to find her fourth man.
Plot:
A man who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman who may lead him to his doom. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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(24 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeroen Krabbé ... Gerard Reve

Renée Soutendijk ... Christine Halsslag

Thom Hoffman ... Herman
Dolf de Vries ... Dr. de Vries
Geert de Jong ... Ria
Hans Veerman ... Begrafenisondernemer
Hero Muller ... Josefs
Caroline de Beus ... Adrienne

Reinout Bussemaker ... Eerste echtgenoot
Erik J. Meijer ... Tweede echtgenoot
Ursul de Geer ... Derde echtgenoot
Filip Bolluyt ... Surfer
Hedda Lornie ... Verkoopster boekhandel
Paul Nygaard ... Violist
Guus van der Made ... Treinkelner
Pamela Teves ... Verpleegster
Hella Faassen ... Vrouw bij lezing
Helen Hedy ... Verkoopster AKO

Directed by
Paul Verhoeven 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerard Reve  novel
Gerard Soeteman  writer

Produced by
Rob Houwer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Loek Dikker 
 
Cinematography by
Jan de Bont 
 
Film Editing by
Ine Schenkkan 
 
Art Direction by
Roland de Groot 
 
Costume Design by
Elly Claus 
 
Makeup Department
Patrick de Loor .... hair stylist
Kathy Kühne .... hair stylist
Kathy Kühne .... makeup artist
Christopher Tucker .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Remmelt Remmelts .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jindra Markus .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Strengholt Laurens .... props
 
Sound Department
Meep Mulder .... re-recording mixer
Ad Roest .... adr mixer
Ad Roest .... foley mixer
Ad Roest .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Tholen .... sound recordist
Tom Tholen .... sound
Math van Duurling .... sound recordist
Math van Duurling .... sound recordist: effects and atmosphere
 
Special Effects by
Harrie Wiessenhaan .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Dickey Beer .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Erisman .... lighting technician
Hugo Van Baren .... key grip
 
Other crew
Frank Herrebout .... production assistant
Marjan Taconis .... location manager
Jelte Velzen .... assistant to producer
Ineke van Wezel .... assistant to producer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"De vierde man" - Netherlands (original title)
"The 4th Man" - USA (video box title)
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Runtime:
102 min
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Trivia:
The movie rights to the novel, on which the film was based, resided with Joop van den Ende. However, he refused to work again with actor Jeroen Krabbé, whom director Paul Verhoeven wanted for the lead role. Fortunately, the movie rights would expire at the end of that year. Verhoeven was at writer Gerard Reve's house on New Year's Eve to buy the movie rights from him just after midnight.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: At the beginning of the movie, as Gerard is getting out of bed, the boom mic is visible in a mirror behind him.See more »
Quotes:
Gerard Reve, Herman:[are confronted with a sudden shower]
Herman:Damn weather!
Gerard Reve:[yelling and pointing to trees] There!
Gerard Reve, Herman:[ran to the trees]
Herman:We all get soaked!
Gerard Reve:That one's open!
Gerard Reve, Herman:In that tomb?
Gerard Reve:Dead men don't bite, only live ones do.
Gerard Reve, Herman:[going inside]
Herman:[got licked by Gerard and turns towards him] Do you want to get hit?
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Zwartboek: The Special (2006) (V)See more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Paul's best flick of Dutch era, 18 December 2011
Author: ardavan_sh2006 from Iran

I always have been a great fan of Paul Verhoeven & i believe that "Basic Instinct" is the BEST erotic-thriller ever made( no matter what the others say, it's undoubtedly a masterpiece of the genre & time will enhance the judgments, i'm sure).

And....this "the Fourth Man" is the best flick of Paul's "dutch" era.

As it always has been said , it's a wonderful combination of Bergman(for its philosophical theme) & Hitchcock (for the kind of suspense it creates) , too.

it has a compelling screenplay with a touch of surrealism. "the third man" (sorry, it's my other favorite,...Carol Reed always stays in my mind!).."the 4th man" also opened the gates of Hollywood for the dutch director.

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