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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.

Director:

Robert Markowitz

Writers:

Alan Sharp (teleplay), Frederick Forsyth (novel)
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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 ... 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 Garth Breytenbach ... Lawyer
Morné Visser ... Arms Dealer
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Storyline

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...

Genres:

Thriller

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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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Made for television and it shows
1 May 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

You can see it is a television movie. There is not much quality to it. They didn't put a lot of effort making this movie. Maybe with a higher budget the movie could have been better. You could do something decent with the story, even though it's one of those typical I'm-a-good-guy-with-a-conscience-and-take-all-the-bad-guys-down-by-myself. It's a revenge action movie, but one without a budget, and I'm sorry to say not great acting. Sam Elliott has been better in other movies but in this one it's all cliché and average. It's clearly been made to entertain a television public on a rainy day. It's watchable but that's about it. I would rather pick another movie if you haven't seen this one. I'm sure you can find better without having to search too far.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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