Cold War adversaries Col. Jack Knowles (Roy Scheider) and his Russian counterpart, Col. Valachev (Jürgen Prochnow), are stationed on opposite sides of the German-Czech border. Both men are responsible for a group of troops in their remote settings, and both have been shaped by their combat experiences and a shared aversion to their superiors' ways of doing things. After a defector is killed, things escalate into a full-fledged battle with serious geopolitical ramifications.
The Fourth War was one of the most popular Movies that year. This was Wolf Schmidt’s 4th Movie. The Fourth War was one of this most popular pieces. This was John Frankenheimer’s 18th Movies in this genre. His most popular Movie was Dead Bang. If you liked that Movie, you should also try The Package, The Hunt for Red October, and The Amateur.