• Publication date: June 6, 2012

The Fourth War

An American and Soviet colonel antagonize one another out of boredom.

  • Publication date: June 6, 2012

The Fourth War

Program data

Duration: 90

MBC 2:

June 14, 2012 03:15 (KSA) ~ June 14, 2012 02:15 (CLT)

Col. Jack Knowles (Roy Scheider) is a veteran of the Vietnam War and a hothead who has lived his life in constant combat.  He is stationed on the German-Czechoslovakian border during the final days of the Cold War, and exceptionally bored as Gorbachev ushers a communist Soviet Union into its final days.

Jack's Soviet counterpart, Col. Valachev (Jürgen Prochnow) is merely yards away from him.  Like Jack, he is a hothead who loves fighting a good war.  As both men go at each other's throats, these two could inevitably put the Cold War back into full swing.


  • Roy Scheider
  • Jürgen Prochnow
  • Tim Reid
  • Lara Harris
  • Harry Dean Stanton
  • Dale Dye

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Rating: R