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Avenger (2006)

Not Rated | | Thriller | TV Movie 9 April 2006
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
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Van Rensburg
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Curtis
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Madame Huong (as Jacqui Chan)
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Fleming
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Washington Lee
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Rickie Edmonds
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Milan Radjek
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Moran
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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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A superb film
1 June 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have never been a fan of Frederick Forsyth. I find his writing to be crass,commercial, and at times laughably naive.That notwithstanding I am amazed at how truly excellent this film of his potboiler book came out to be. Full credit to all the fine cast,especially Sam Elliot. He proves once again that he is a true treasure in a world of false gold. Marsha Mason and Roger Ebert both gave this film 5 stars and I now see why. 2006 was not a great year for movies once you get beyond the top 5

  • 10 films. It is then a real delight that such a wonderful sleeper
pops up on video. It is rare for a film adaptation of a bestseller to exceed the book. But this is a case of just such a rarity.Do have your self a treat and watch this fine film.


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