The Fourth War (1990)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller

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Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border.




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  • Roy Scheider in The Fourth War (1990)
  • Jürgen Prochnow in The Fourth War (1990)
  • Tim Reid in The Fourth War (1990)
  • Roy Scheider in The Fourth War (1990)
  • Jürgen Prochnow and Roy Scheider in The Fourth War (1990)

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11 December 2018 | dncorp
| Needed a U.S. Army Technical Advisor
Needed a U.S. Army Technical Adviser instead of Captain Dale Dye USMC Retired.

I was "Drafted" to the Democrats Demanded Save the Democracy of the Republic of South Vietnam War. Field Artillery, then U.S. Army Airborne, Ranger, Special Forces, Special Forces Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol. Afterwards stationed at Germany Field Artillery, the 1st Armor Division Headquarters was located at Hindenburg Kaserne Ansbach FRG.

After College, University, I returned to West Germany with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Europe. I got redeployed to the Iran Iraq Wars as a U.S. Army Special Forces Officer, Commanded a Iraqis Combat Brigade (100,000). Got rotated to CIA Operation Cyclone, Training, Arming, Leading Pro U.S. Afghan Muhajeen that would later become the Northern Alliance (150,000) fighting the Pro U.S.S.R. Afghans and Pro U.S.S.R. Military that would become the Afghan Taliban. We gave the U.S.S.R. "Unacceptable Losses", just like the North Vietnamese did to Us, the Parents of the dead U.S.S.R. Military demanded the withdrawal of U.S.S.R. Military from Afghanistan. We returned to the Federal Republic of West Germany (FRG).

After the Collapse of the U.S.S.R. and Warsaw Pact Nations. At a neutral location, I got to meet my U.S.S.R. now Russian Federation Counterpart. Previously, U.S.S.R. Colonel was with the U.S.S.R. Strategic Rocket Forces turned into Spetsnaz (Russian Special Forces), similar to how I was Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces deployed as a U.S. Army Special Forces Officer. He was not happy about Afghanistan nor the Iran Iraq Wars.

Accuracy 0, So no, a U.S. Army Colonel would not act like that, maybe a U.S.M.C. Colonel.

Accuracy 7 Uniforms. Some Equipment not accurate, M-2 Bradleys, M-1 Abrams Tanks, AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopters. After some fell off and got run over riding on the outside of an APC M-113 no longer allowed. Did like the U.S.S.R. tanks, not accurate Attack Helicopter should have been a Mi-24 "Hind".

Entertainment 8.

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Release Date:

23 March 1990


English, Russian, Czech

Country of Origin

USA, Canada

Filming Locations

Bragg Creek, Alberta, Canada

Box Office


CAD22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$776,449 25 March 1990

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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