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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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Jack Elgin
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Bernard
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Davidson
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Maria
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Kate
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Olivia
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Andrew
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Joanne
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Julia
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Kulindos
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Lewison
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Perry
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Duguay
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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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Sometimes revenge is the only solution. See more »

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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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$334,895 (France) (17 August 2001)
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Lois Maxwell's final film project. See more »

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

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The exterminating angel?
23 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

It's strange that an earnest thespian like Jeremy Irons may have agreed to play this part .There's really nothing new under the sun.The umpteenth tale of revenge -which,as everybody knows, is a dish best eaten cold-No more gangsters and make way for the terrorists .But even if the baddies change,it's the same old song.I would save only one scene: when Irons is about to kill one more guy ,he runs into his little daughter,and begins to think over ,which he apparently didn't do much before:did he only have a thought for his motherless boy?

A weird cast does not serve the movie:Jason Priestley 's pretty face is a very bad choice;Forest Whitaker cannot do anything with a hackneyed part.Charlotte Rampling a brilliant actress who could have matched Irons every step of the way is completely wasted.Consolation prize for James Bond's fans:Lois Maxwell(Miss Moneypenny) appears as the grandma.


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