The Fourth War (1990)




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The Fourth War finds director John Frankenheimer delving into the same Cold-war territory he'd previously cultivated in films like The Manchurian Candidate. Col. Jack Knowles (Roy Scheider), serving at a faraway post on the German-Czech border, carries on a personal war with his Soviet counterpart, Colonel Valachev (Jurgen Prochnow). Both have been hardened by past combat experiences, and both have been embittered by the exigencies of red tape, bureaucracy, and diplomatic deal-making. Their … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Kenneth Ross, Stephen Peters
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On DVD: Oct 24, 1990
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
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Full Review… | June 1, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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