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Avenger (2006)

Not Rated | | Thriller | TV Movie 9 April 2006
A C.I.A. Agent steps in to stop a former Special Forces Operative on a for-hire mission that poses a global threat.

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Robert Markowitz

Writers:

Alan Sharp (teleplay), Frederick Forsyth (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Elliott ... Calvin Dexter
Timothy Hutton ... Frank McBride
James Cromwell ... Paul Devereaux
William Hope ... Stephen Edmonds
David Hayman ... Zoran Zilic
Jamie Bartlett 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 Justin Shaw ... Milan Radjek
Joe Vaz ... Moran
Garth Breytenbach ... Lawyer
Morné Visser ... Arms Dealer
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After his own daughter was killed in Panama in 1994, former C.I.A. 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 "Rickie" Edmonds for his pa, influential rich businessman Stephen Edmonds. Rickie left for a private Canadian war victims charity in Bosnia and went missing. Dexter discovers Rickie was beaten to a 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 Stephen to "finish the job", as such war criminals don't go to trial. But Deputy C.I.A. Director Paul Devereaux cares only for a nuclear arms project, for which he wants to use Zilic. So C.I.A. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 bostonkevinoSee 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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