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The Fourth Angel (2001)

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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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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The plane is said to have landed in Limassol airport, but there is no airport in Limassol - the only airports in all of Cyprus are in Larnaca and Paphos. See more »

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Jack Elgin: The British and the American governments must do something to bring these hijackers to justice! Fifteen people died! My wife, my daughters, and neither the Americans under whose flag the airplane was flying, nor the British government, can just be allowed to abandon them, and walk away!
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Undertouted and underestimated
2 March 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Fourth Angel" tells of one man's quest for retribution beyond all reason as he, the protag (Irons), takes on a bunch of hijackers while trying to avoid inquiries from government agents. Typically British in its austerity of production, this flick makes for a good middle-tier drama by creating a series of believable moral and practical dilemmas to which the well portrayed protagonist must react. A satisfying though not sterling blend of action, intrigue, and human drama, "The Fourth Angel" is not a no-brainer and, considering the complexity of the intrigue over the run time, is very well managed throughout. Not for Hollywood blockbuster freaks, this little import now on cable is well worth a look for those into foreign intrigue and movies that make you think but not too much. (B)


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