On July 1, 1968, America, Britain and Russia signed a treaty to halt the spread of nuclear weapons.The powers then added four extra clauses. The most secret of them was, and remains, the final. On winter, the Chairman of the KGB hatches a plan to breach this Fourth Protocol and destroy NATO. He sends an agent, Major Petrofsky (Pierece Brosnan), to assemble the operation. It is now up to MI6 agent John Preston (Michael Caine), who now must race against an unknown deadline to stop him and his devasting mission.
Solid Political Cold War Thriller
- The Fourth Protocol review by CP Customer
This is a trip down memory lane, a British thriller from the 80's that proves to be quite a flashback. Caine plays his usual role of a maverick character, operating on the extremes of his remit to get results. A young Brosnan is a cold, clinical KGB agent following orders without question. Overall the Fourth Protocol is a standard political thriller, typical of the period. Restrained by budget, it lacks many of the huge explosions and effects we have come to expect from thrillers nowadays. The action sequences are particularly cumbersome and a few of the supporting cast are very wooden.