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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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Sometimes revenge is the only solution. See more »

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Thriller | Drama | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

A Serbian character, supposedly speaking his native language, is in fact speaking Romanian. See more »

Quotes

Bernard: For a country that doesn't give its citizens the right to bear arms, there have been an unusual number of people getting shot, lately.
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The exterminating angel?
23 November 2004 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

It's strange that an earnest thespian like Jeremy Irons may have agreed to play this part .There's really nothing new under the sun.The umpteenth tale of revenge -which,as everybody knows, is a dish best eaten cold-No more gangsters and make way for the terrorists .But even if the baddies change,it's the same old song.I would save only one scene: when Irons is about to kill one more guy ,he runs into his little daughter,and begins to think over ,which he apparently didn't do much before:did he only have a thought for his motherless boy?

A weird cast does not serve the movie:Jason Priestley 's pretty face is a very bad choice;Forest Whitaker cannot do anything with a hackneyed part.Charlotte Rampling a brilliant actress who could have matched Irons every step of the way is completely wasted.Consolation prize for James Bond's fans:Lois Maxwell(Miss Moneypenny) appears as the grandma.


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