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The Fourth Protocol Details


Scripted by Frederick Forsyth from his own novel, The Fourth Protocol is a fact-based spy thriller. The titular protocol is a secret agreement between America, Britain and Russia to cease smuggling nuclear weapons into their respective countries. This figures into the schemes of several rogue spies, who hope to destroy NATO by embarking on just such a smuggling endeavor. Russian agent Valeri Petrofsky (Pierce Brosnan) is ordered to stage a nuclear accident in England, then arrange the evidence to point to the Americans. British intelligence agent John Preston (Michael Caine) begins wondering why such nuclear-weapon components like lithium are showing up in the unlikeliest places. Ignored by his superiors, who figure that Preston is merely an old-line anti-Commie paranoic, Preston gathers the clues that will enable him to find out who's behind the potential breaking of The Fourth Protocol. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 28, 1987


Michael Caine
as John Preston
Pierce Brosnan
as Maj. Valeri Petrofsky
Joanna Cassidy
as Col. Irina Vassilieva
Ned Beatty
as Gen. Borisov
Betsy Brantley
as Eileen MacWhirter
Ray McAnally
as Gen. Karpov
Peter Cartwright
as Jan Marais
Ian Richardson
as Sir Nigel Irvine
Matt Frewer
as Tom MacWhirter
Anton Rodgers
as George Berenson
Joanna Dickens
as Woman Shopper
Mick Ford
as Sgt Bilbow
Julian Glover
as Brian Harcourt-Smith
Michael Bilton
as Kim Philby
Juanita Waterman
as Black Girl on Underground Train
Johnny Allan
as Night Porter
Phil Smeeton
as Boyfriend
Tariq Yunus
as Imigration Officer
Jiri Stanislav
as Ivan Timoshenko/Winkler
Caroline Blakiston
as Angela Berenson
Neville Phillips
as Man in Overcoat
Ronnie Golden
as Busker
Cyril Conway
as Military Figure
Matthew Marsh
as Barry Banks
Gordon Honeycombe
as TV Announcer
Kenneth Midwood
as Chaplain
Sally Kinghorn
as Girlfriend
Stephen Persaud
as Black Kid
Philip Jackson
as Harry Burkinshaw
Michael Seezen
as Joey
John Murtagh
as Scottish Policeman
Christopher Walker
as Skinhead
Alexei Jawdokimov
as Aeroflot Pilot
Patsy Smart
as Preston's Housekeeper
Sean Chapman
as Capt. Lyndhurst
Clare Kelly
as Landlady
Julian Jacobson
as Conductor
Alan North
as Gen. Govorshin
Steve Halliwell
as Plastercast Courier
Mark Rolston
as Russian Decoder
Sarah Bullen
as Dorothy
Renos Liondaris
as Greek Cafe Owner
Ronnie Laughlin
as Driver at Scene
Jerry Harte
as Prof. Krilov
Boris Isarov
as Dresser
James Older
as Timmy Preston
Ronald Pickup
as Dr. Wynne-Evans
Rosy Clayton
as Mrs. Susie Adrian
David Conville
as Bursham
George Zenios
as Greek Cafe Owner
Michael Gough
as Sir Bernard Hemmings
Aaron Swartz
as Gregoriev
John Horsley
as Sir Anthony Plumb
Rebecca Burrill
as Nurse
Julia Verdin
as Jill Dunkley
Sam Douglas
as Russian Soldier
Nancy Crane
as Natasha, Karpov's Secretary
Roy Alon
as Russian Seaman
Richard Ridings
as Skinhead


John MacKenzie
Timothy Burrill
Frederick Forsyth
Michael Caine
Frederick Forsyth
Frederick Forsyth
Book Author
Richard Burridge
George Axelrod
Phil Meheux
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Lalo Schifrin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Allan Cameron
Production Designer
Tim Hutchinson
Art Director
Frederick Forsyth
Executive Producer
Michael Caine
Executive Producer
Peter Howitt
Set Designer
Tiny Nicholls
Costume Designer
Chris Munro
Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Hutchinson
Special Effects
Eddie Stacey
Lynn Stalmaster
Priscilla John