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The Fourth War (1990)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  23 March 1990 (USA)
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Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Col. Jack Knowles
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Col. Valachev
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Lt. Col. Clark
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Elena
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Gen. Hackworth
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Sergeant Major
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MP Corporal
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Gawky Soldier
Neil Grahn ...
Needle-Nose Soldier
Ernie Jackson ...
Knowles Driver
Ron Campbell ...
Young US Soldier
John Dodds ...
Defector
Richard Durven ...
Young Soldier
Harold Hecht Jr. ...
Dwayne
Alice Pesta ...
Hannelore
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Can a war veteran survive when there is no war? Hardly so. And it is all the more difficult when there are two war heroes! Posted on each side of the Czech-West German border, US colonel Jack Knowles and his Soviet counterpart Colonel Valachev, have been champing at the bit since Gorbachev launched his Glasnost policy. Fortunately for them, a serious border incident (the killing of a defector) will allow them to resume war. A private war first, but a war that will involve a serious troop confrontation. Bad for Gorbachev, good for the two sworn enemies who had been craving for action... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Two proud heroes with no one left to fight... But each other.

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Drama | Thriller

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23 March 1990 (USA)  »

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$1,305,887 (USA)
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Star Billing: Roy Scheider received top billed first billing whilst Jürgen Prochnow was billed second. See more »

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The worst movie I have ever paid to see
15 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was suckered into paying to see this movie in the theater because of the title and because I like the actors.

For 19 years now, this movie has been my standard by which to judge all terrible films.

There was no excuse for the distribution of this film.

Plodding, meandering, insulting to the intelligence of the viewer, and not a sufficient allegory for the cold war to have made it worth seeing.

The only reason to watch this movie is to see how truly awful a movie can be.


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