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A small-town lawyer and former Special Forces operative hires himselfout to those seeking retribution for the violent murders of loved onesin the action-adventure thriller Avenger.During the Vietnam War, hisduty was to locate and destroy the jungle hideouts of the enemy. Buttoday, Cal Dexter (Sam Elliott - Conagher, Fail Safe) is nothing morethan an ordinary attorney in a New Jersey town . . . or so it seems tomost. Covertly, he has been hired by a billionaire mining tycoon totrack down and deliver justice to the man who killed the industrialist'sgrandson, an American aid worker in Bosnia. As his quest takes Dexteraround the globe, CIA agent Frank McBride must stop him before hismission of vengeance throws the world into chaos.

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  • Actors: Sam Elliott, Timothy Hutton, James Cromwell, David Hayman, William Hope
  • Directors: Robert Markowitz
  • Writers: Alan Sharp
  • Producers: Mitch Engel, Wolfgang Petersen, Larry Spiegel, Judy Goldstein, Rosemary Tarquinio
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GH3PMW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,106 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Avenger" on IMDb

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By Mel Odom VINE VOICE on October 7, 2006
Format: DVD
Soft-spoken, hard-eyed, and traveler of a million rough-and-tumble miles, Sam Elliott plays Calvin Dexter, an ex-army special forces warrior who served as a tunnel rat in Vietnam. Armed with a .45 and a flashlight, these guys faced enemies and traps as they wound through miles of underground tunnels. In AVENGER, Dexter is grieving over his daughter's murder and putting his gun out for hire to people who have had loved ones murdered by predators the law won't touch. Contracted by Stephen Edmonds, an affluent businessman, Dexter travels to Bosnia to find out what happened to Edmonds's grown son. Then he has to travel to South Africa and confront a covert op team put into place by the United States to bag his prey.

Sam Elliott is one of those guys you just don't forget. His presence on the screen -- whether as cowboy (THE SACKETTS, CONAGHER), cop (FATAL BEAUTY, SHAKEDOWN), military officer (THE HULK), or hunk (LIFEGUARD) -- leaves a lasting impression. Frederick Forsyth, bestselling author of several thrillers (AVENGER, THE DOGS OF WAR) wrote the book the movie was based on.

I'm a Sam Elliott fan. The man can simply do no wrong in my eyes. I loved him in THE SACKETTS and in MASK (he co-starred with Cher), and I enjoyed him in AVENGER. The made-for-TV movie is a solid piece of work, not like the over-the-top action of "24," but a nice movie to watch and relax while enjoying a story that grips you enough and a character that warms to you. Although the movie doesn't have the frentic pacing of many of today's films, and doesn't rely on a lot of violence or computer generated effects (I love those too, but they are a different venue), it delivers a great story. The scene cuts and movement through the various viewpoint characters is solid as well, pushing the story along quickly.

People who might find Jack Bauer too violent or too unbelievable will probably enjoy AVENGER. And for Elliott's many fans, this is another dependable delivery.
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This is a 'can't put down' movie -- if you start it, you won't be able to leave the room until it finishes.

This is not one of those movies --- which there seem to be a lot of lately --- that has a poorly written script -- where you wind up stopping the DVD after the first ten minutes, and throwing it into the trash.

We thoroughly enjoyed this one! Sam Elliott is apparently one of those stars who has standards when it comes to what type of script he will allow to be paired with his name, and sold to the public.

Sam -- keep them coming !!!
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I really wanted to like this movie with Sam Elliot, but it fell far short. True there was some action and a few explosions, but no logical basic for locating the bad guys so quickly. Finding one survivor turned monk,locating his room in a Hugh monistary, and talking to him with his vow of silence not very likely! Almost every situation has no logical buildup, let alone finding some rich kid missing for over a year in a mud hole with only some skeleton remains and no cloths. Fighting against the CIA and congressional committees, and getting away with it, not likely. Selling plutonium to the bad guys for tens of millions with only a few grams as proof they had a large supply of enriched weapons grade fuel, again not logical. Sorry a low budget made for video with super star potential was completely disappointing and with 3 stars and one great star I really enjoy. Sam Elliot is so stereo typed as a cowboy he seems like a duck out of water. SORRY!
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During recent weekends, I had spent some leisure time to watch three action movies on cable television.

The three movies shared a common thread: the principal character was more or less a lone wolf operative, with military background; trained in covert operations & skilled in weaponry.

Although they did not have the plot intensity or complexity when compared with any of the recent 'Bourne' or even 'Bond' movies, they were generally entertaining.

For me, entertainment comes first when I watch a movie.

The first one was 'Target'.

The second movie was 'Avenger', starring Sam Elliott as Calvin Dexter. He played a highly decorated Vietnam war veteran, & an ex-tunnel rat with the Special Forces, who had turned himself into a mercenary for hire.

This movie was roughly based on Frederick Forsyth's novel. I had read many of the author's works e.g. 'Day of the Jackal', 'The Odessa File', 'Dogs of War', during my younger days. Many of his works had been made into movies bearing the same names.

Tormented by the death of his only daughter in the hands of a Panamanian drug dealer, whom he subsequently eliminated, he reluctantly embarked on a personal mission to knock off the bad guys for a price, especially when the authorities had refused to bring them to justice.

In the movie, he took on a contract to locate the only son of a rich & powerful businessman. The latter had apparent connections with the CIA top brass. The son had gone missing while undertaking a missionary trip to war-torn Bosnia. In an earlier scene, his son was actually shot to death by a Bosnian army colonel, Zoran Zilic.
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