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Avenger (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  9 April 2006 (USA)
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A CIA Agent steps in to stop a former Special Forces Operative on a for-hire mission that poses a global threat.

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Calvin Dexter
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Frank McBride
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Paul Devereaux
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Stephen Edmonds
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Zoran Zilic
Jamie Bartlett ...
Van Rensburg
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Curtis
Jacqueline Chan ...
Madame Huong (as Jacqui Chan)
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Fleming
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Washington Lee
Steven Pillemer ...
Rickie Edmonds
Justin Shaw ...
Milan Radjek
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Moran
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Lawyer
Morne Visser ...
Arms Dealer
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After his own daughter was killed in Panama in 1994, former CIA agent Calvin Dexter became a private 'specialist' in cases which wouldn't reach justice trough the regular legal channels. Two years later he accepts to find Richard 'Ricky' Edmunds for his pa, influential rich businessman Stephen Edmonds. Ricky for a private Canadian war victims charity in Bosnia and went missing. Dexter discovers Ricky was beaten to pulp and drowned for no other crime then helping street boys from the other side by Zoran Zilic and his Serbian paramilitary 'order'. He offers Steven to 'finish the job' as such war criminals don't go to trial. But deputy CIA director Paul Devereaux cares only for a nuclear arms project he wants to use Zilic for. So CIA troubleshooter Frank McBride is ordered to protect him and handle Dexter. Written by KGF Vissers

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No peace without justice...

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Cal Dexter: I haven't given up my faith in the law, it's justice I'm having some doubts about.
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This was a TV movie? can't be - it was too good!
10 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I happened to surf past this last night, and I have to say it surprised me. I was a big Frederick Forsythe novel fan years ago, and I did not realize this was based on one of his books until the credits rolled.

I missed the first half-hour (I'll watch it again sometime), but I was still able to enjoy every minute after that. I typically think about TV movies as being on a different scale - but this movie breaks the mold.

If you enjoyed "Day of the Jackal" (the original) you'll really like this one too. The main character "Dexter" had just the right mix of "good guy, bad guy" and the cinematography of the locations/background made me feel like I was on the mission with him. Heck, even my wife liked it!


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