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The Fourth Angel (2001)

R  |   |  Thriller, Drama, Action  |  18 January 2002 (Canada)
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A man seeks justice when his wife and daughter are gunned down in a terrorist attack.

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Jack Elgin
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Agent Jules Bernard
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Davidson
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Maria
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Kate Stockton
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Olivia
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Jones
Joel Pitts ...
Andrew Elgin
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Joanne Elgin
Holly Boyd ...
Julia
Kal Weber ...
Kulindos
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Lewison, MI5 Officer
William Armstrong ...
Perry
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Duguay
Serge Soric ...
Ivanic Loyvek
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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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Thriller | Drama | Action

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Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »
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18 January 2002 (Canada)  »

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El cuarto ángel  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$11,737 (Hong Kong) (6 December 2002)
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Great actors in Unreal story
10 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Reporter Jack Elgin (Jeremy Irons) is taking his family on a plane trip, but terrorists take over and kill his wife and daughter. The Serbian terrorists mysteriously disappear with a $50 Million ransom. Nobody seems to know anything or want to help.

Jack uses all his contacts to track down the terrorists and take revenge. CIA official Davidson (Jason Priestley) seems to be giving him some help. FBI Special Agent Jules Bernard (Forest Whitaker) investigates after some of the terrorists turn up dead.

The story is unrealistic and convoluted. It's very odd to see a behind the desk reporter turn into Jason Bourne. The story just doesn't pass mustard. And I wonder how many times can people simply walk away from a big shootout.


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