The Fourth Angel (2001)

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A man seeks justice when his wife and daughter are gunned down in a terrorist attack.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Elgin
Agent Jules Bernard
Kate Stockton
Joel Pitts ...
Andrew Elgin
Joanne Elgin
Holly Boyd ...
Kal Weber ...
Lewison, MI5 Officer
William Armstrong ...
Serge Soric ...
Ivanic Loyvek


The Economist reporter Jack Elgin, a workaholic, takes his family on a working trip to India, where he is to interview the PM. But their US airplane is hijacked in Limassol (Cyprus) by the unknown August 15 terrorist movement, which ends up in a bloodbath. Jack can save his pre-teen son Andrew, literally in his arms, but his wife and daughter are among the slaughter victims. Western governments seem unwilling to go after the fiends, even hide the identity of a high-profile fatal victim. Although now a single father, Jack uses all his contacts and snooping skill to seek the truth himself. A London-based Serbian free newspaper editor sets him on the trail of four Balkanic killers, but is murdered. Jack decides to exact revenge himself, tipped-off by Sûreté-contact Dugay. Meanwhile US embassy official Davidson and FBI Special Agent Jules Bernard play a key part in the official, MI5-lead investigation, which ends up crossing Jack's path. Written by KGF Vissers

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They took everything he had. Revenge is all that's left. (DVD box-art) See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »





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Release Date:

18 January 2002 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

El cuarto ángel  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$334,895 (France) (17 August 2001)


$11,737 (Hong Kong) (6 December 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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A Serbian character, supposedly speaking his native language, is in fact speaking Romanian. See more »

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Good actors, bad movie
28 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I think the manuscript of this movie was written on the piece of toilet-paper. No respect whatsoever to many important details which intrinsically make the movie. For example, the names of some Serbian terrorists (that I remember) are Caradan Maldic, Ivanic Loyvek and Leo Hasse. What kind of names are that? Certainly not Serbian! By the way, Caradan Maldic!!! What a name, I laughed for days thinking about it. Probably an implication on Karadzic and Mladic. Secondly, there have never been any cases of terrorism done by Serbians. A journalist like the main character ought to have known that. Thirdly, the actors playing Serbian terrorists are not even Serbs nor do they speak Serbo-croatian. All this aside, this movie is solidly acted but the story is paper-thin and full of holes. At times it makes no sense whatsoever!!!

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