Elliott plays Vietnam veteran-turned-lawyer Calvin Dexter, a character he can relate to.
In his words, I felt we were contemporaries. Vietnam was my war, and although I didnt go there like Dexter, I was in the National Guard. Plus, he has a wife and a daughter and so do I.
But some things were harder for him to relate to. The film was shot entirely in Capetown, South Africa, but has scenes set in Washington, D.C., Bosnia and South Africa.
He admits, They try to shoot some scenes in an underground parking garage and say its Washington, but you never forget youre in South Africa.
The Avenger, which also stars Timothy Hutton and James Cromwell, debuts April 9.
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