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The Fourth Angel (2001)

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A man seeks justice after his wife and two daughters are gunned down in a terrorist attack.

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John Irvin

Writers:

Robin Hunter (novel), Allan Scott (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Irons ... Jack Elgin
Forest Whitaker ... Bernard
Jason Priestley ... Henry Davidson
Briony Glassco ... Maria Elgin
Charlotte Rampling ... Kate
Lois Maxwell ... Olivia
Timothy West ... Jones
Joel Pitts Joel Pitts ... Andrew Elgin
Anna Maguire ... Joanne Elgin
Holly Boyd Holly Boyd ... Julia Elgin
Kal Weber ... Kulindos
Ian McNeice ... Lewison
Bill Armstrong Bill Armstrong ... Perry (as William Armstrong)
Garrick Hagon ... Duguay
Serge Soric Serge Soric ... Ivanic Loyvek
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Storyline

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 two daughters are among the slaughter victims. Western governments seem unwilling to go after the fiends, even hiding the identity of a high-profile 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 Duguay. 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 »

Genres:

Thriller | Drama | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and some language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English | French | Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

18 January 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

El cuarto ángel See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lois Maxwell's final film project. See more »

Goofs

Elgin and Barnard board a train to Oxford. The train itself clearly indicates Gatwick Airport as its destination. See more »

Quotes

Maria: No-one ever wished on their death-bed that they'd spent more time at the office!
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more holes than a pair of fishnet stockings
8 November 2004 | by steve-1297See all my reviews

I can't believe some of the scores this film is getting on the IMDb website! Have I been issued with the Special Edition naff version? Edited by Dewhurst, produced by Bernard Matthews, this film should be housed in Battersea. I'm sorry for all the UK-centric references but if you're elsewhere and you've got no toenails to cut or you haven't got a beer mat collection to catalogue then this film might just be worth 90 mins of your remaining lifespan (as long as you haven't got any paint to watch drying). The plot has more holes than a pair of fishnet stockings and the direction and editing is astonishingly ham fisted. What on earth is Irons doing in this film?


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