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Writers (WGA):
Alan Sharp (teleplay)
Frederick Forsyth (novel)
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Release Date:
9 April 2006 (USA) See more »
No peace without justice...
A CIA Agent steps in to stop a former Special Forces Operative on a for-hire mission that poses a global threat. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Sam Elliott ... Calvin Dexter

Timothy Hutton ... Frank McBride

James Cromwell ... Paul Devereaux

William Hope ... Stephen Edmonds

David Hayman ... Zoran Zilic
Jamie Bartlett ... Van Rensburg

Lucy Russell ... Curtis
Jacqueline Chan ... Madame Huong (as Jacqui Chan)

Andre Jacobs ... Fleming

Antonio David Lyons ... Washington Lee
Steven Pillemer ... Rickie Edmonds
Justin Shaw ... Milan Radjek

Joe Vaz ... Moran

Garth Breytenbach ... Lawyer

Morne Visser ... Arms Dealer
Russel Savadier ... Colonel Barney (as Russell Savadier)

Nicholas Pauling ... Emile

Patrick John Walton ... Bosnian Man (as Patrick Walton)
Bart Fouche ... Jet Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claire Hills ... Amanda Jane Dexter
Mongi Mthombeni ... Beke
Pieter Tredoux ... Aide to Mr Edmonds
Anjelika Yakovchuk ... Nadja Tudjman
Faniswa Yisa ... Hooker

Directed by
Robert Markowitz 
Writing credits
Alan Sharp (teleplay)

Frederick Forsyth (novel "Avenger")

Produced by
Baz .... consulting producer
Mitch Engel .... producer
Judy Goldstein .... executive producer
Judy Goldstein .... producer
Genevieve Hofmeyr .... supervising producer
Judith Craig Marlin .... associate producer
Wolfgang Petersen .... executive producer
Larry Spiegel .... executive producer
Larry Spiegel .... producer
Rosemary Tanguinia .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Stephen Graziano 
Cinematography by
Oliver Bokelberg 
Film Editing by
David Beatty 
Production Design by
Christiaan Wagener 
Art Direction by
Birrie le Roux 
Set Decoration by
Graeme Blem 
Fred Du Preez 
Costume Design by
Moira Anne Meyer 
Makeup Department
Jilly Green .... hair stylist
Production Management
Alan Shearer .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dale Butler .... second assistant director
Carl Lawrence Ludwig .... first assistant director
Jacques Terblanche .... third assistant director
Corry John Turner .... second assistant director
Art Department
Storm Dyssell .... standby props
Egbert Kruger .... property master
Andrew McCarthy .... set dresser
Tracy Perkins .... set dresser
Marius Pretorius .... scenic artist
Maeve Slemon .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Sean Byrne .... sound editor
Charlie Charles .... adr
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Kahl Henderson .... adr mixer
Conrad Kuhne .... production sound mixer
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
Kevin Bitters .... special effects foreman
Mick 'Stuntie' Milligan .... special effects technician
Donavin Waters .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Brian Goodwin .... digital effects artist
Jannes Hendrick .... digital compositor
Christopher D. Martin .... digital compositor
Robin Muir .... digital compositor
Mark Spatny .... digital effects supervisor: Stargate Digital
Hilton Treves .... visual effects supervisor
Daryl Andrews .... stunt performer
Oliver Bailey .... stunt performer
Henie Bosman .... stunt performer
Dan Hirst .... stunt performer (as Daniel Hirst)
Adam Horton .... stunt double
Adam Horton .... stunt performer
Grant Hulley .... stunt coordinator
Grant Hulley .... stunt double
Jake Mervine .... stunt actor
Mick 'Stuntie' Milligan .... stunt performer
Anton Moon .... stunt performer
John Smith .... stunt performer
Franz Spilhaus .... stunt rigger
Anton Voster .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Belcher .... camera operator
Trevor Michael Brown .... camera operator
Guy Hodgen .... first assistant camera
Evan Maclachlan .... first assistant camera
Richard Rolf .... Steadicam operator
Wayne Shields .... best boy electrician
Casting Department
Matthew Janion .... casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rick de Souza .... lead costumer
Jacomina Jankowitz .... costume set supervisor
Widaad Williams .... wardrobe assistant
Location Management
Robert Bentley .... location manager
Music Department
Joe Fischer .... music manager
Transportation Department
Laurie Dunn .... unit transport manager
Mark Hardy .... transportation administrator
Lester Sweetman .... unit transport manager
Other crew
Kathleen Browne .... production secretary
Billi Bruins .... production accountant
Morag Cameron .... script supervisor
Karen Clark .... personal assistant to producer
Kyle Cooper .... title sequence: executive producer
Gary Green .... action double
Gary Green .... stand-in
Aparna Jayachandran .... trainee script supervisor
Marie Krige .... payroll accountant
Myrto Makrides .... script supervisor: second unit
Dianne Mapp-Cheek .... production accountant
Lance Peters .... armorer
Stephen Schuster .... title designer: Prologue
Johanna Silverman .... assistant: Mr. Cromwell
Andrew Spicer .... on-set dialect coach
Andrew Strachan .... assistant production coordinator
John V. Stuckmeyer .... production executive
Marcelleno Trout .... production assistant
Jan van Diermen .... film transfer
Lynne-Anne Vosloo .... office production coordinator

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92 min
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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.See more »


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27 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
jackal it ain't...fading of former glory, 20 April 2006
Author: pavor nocturnus from Canada

I am actually not surprised that some people liked this movie, it's the same thing with the junk food, the more you eat it, the more you want it. The same principle applies here, and there will be some happy customers at the end. So, if you like generic, mindless movies, where unbelievable characters do unbelievable things, you'll like this movie. The premise of the movie is something that was recycled many times over. Forsyth is considered to be one of the most popular authors. However, being popular does not make you a good writer. Even in the 'Jackal', his much acclaimed book, the characters of the OAS are portrayed in a flat, one dimensional manner (you keep wandering why there are people who are willing to sacrifice themselves for a such a cause), but this was (mercifully) not the focal point of that story, and it did not stick out that much. (>>>This part may contain spoilers<<<) The 'Avenger', on the other hand, is focused on such a premise, and we learn very little about the main character and nothing about the main villain, or his fight, except that he is a psychopathic killer (together with his fellow Serbs, a fact speaking how much generic the script is). Forsyth uses the stereotypes left and right, to the point that there is no single original part in his story - first, you have a strong silent hero, who actually might be a hidden psychopath himself (considering his Vietnam past), played by Sam Elliott. Sam Elliott is a lovable actor, a perfect cowboy, but here he does not belong (least because he is over 60 and walks like he needs a hip replacement). His daughter is killed by a foreigner, who happens to be a Panamanian serial killer (because Americans are not capable of such crimes, or because we would relate in an unexpected way to an American serial killer? - no, in Forsyth's lack of imagination, this was a way to show a man beyond the reach of justice). Sam is out to avenge a man killed in Bosnia together with his girlfriend by psycho-killer Serbs (incidentally, there were also six children killed during the same incident, because this is how many children Serbs need to kill in order to be hated?). The girlfriend happens to share the last name with the former president of Croatia, showing the depth of the source of Forsyth's information ("the research", says Forsyth, 'there I was one day sitting in my living room, drinking tea and reading the newspapers, and bam!, there it was, in front of me, my new book!'). The plot never thickens, and the sequence of predictable events follows. The directing is mediocre and did not help in improving the experience (one of the most annoying things were the flashbacks with a 'whoooosh' sound). The action scenes are done without much thought or skill (first fight with the guard who actually ambushes the main character would be, in normal life, the end of the story). In all honesty, there are some bright moments - the CIA director, portrayed by James Cromwell was one of them. If somebody told me that he is, indeed, a CIA director, I might believe. He became an archetypal chief of a governmental institution and he is good at it. Timothy Hutton repeats his role from the 'Nero Wolfe Mystery', but with the sinister twist - that is, he twists arms here. Not enough for me to like the move, or even get close to it. On a good day, I would give it 3/10. But this is not my good day, and Mr.Smith gives it 2/10...

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