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Richard Boyle
James Belushi James Belushi
Doctor Rock
Michael Murphy Michael Murphy
Ambassador Thomas Kelly
John Savage John Savage
John Cassady
Tony Plana Tony Plana
Major Maximiliano 'Max' Casanova
Colby Chester Colby Chester
Jack Morgan - State Department Analyst
Cynthia Gibb Cynthia Gibb
Cathy Moore


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Oliver Stone Oliver Stone
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Rick Boyle Rick Boyle
(as Richard Boyle)


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A good movie

3 years, 1 month ago at Jan 11 22:18
For many years, Oliver Stone was a struggling director and at the time of production, he thought that this movie was going to be his last chance, having already made 'Seizure' and 'The Hand' which were both failures. However, in 1986, he made two movies which both managed to be, at least critically, successful. Of course, we all remember 'Platoon', crowned with the highest prize, in my opinion the... read more
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A journalist, down on his luck in the US, drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980 military dictatorship, including the assasination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. Meanwhile he has to find a way of protecting his Salvadorean girlfriend and getting her out of the country.
Release date: 23 April 1986
UPC: 044005744521
Tags: Drama (8), War (8), 1980s (8), Genocide (7), Thriller (6), Journalism (6), Photography (5), True Story (5), Central America (4), Political (4), Blood (4), Vulgar (4), Biography (3), Independent Film (3), Photographer (3), Death (3), Photojournalist (2), 1986 (2), Marijuana (2), Nun (2)
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"June 20 "It is widely rumoured sir, that you are the head of the death squads terrorizing the countryside of the city!" Not one of Oliver Stone's best films, but it's still pretty good. It had a great performance from James Woods, a really compelling story and for once James Belushi is actually tolerable and is actually decent in this movie which surprised me. It also reminded me of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas at the beginning of the movie which was amusing. It never crossed the line of g"


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A good movie

“For many years, Oliver Stone was a struggling director and at the time of production, he thought that this movie was going to be his last chance, having already made 'Seizure' and 'The Hand' which were both failures. However, in 1986, he made two movies which both managed to be, at least critically, successful. Of course, we all remember 'Platoon', crowned with the highest prize, in my opinion the best movie about the Vietnam war and rightfully considered as his magnum opus. However, we tend to forget the other movie he made back then in 1986, a movie so overlooked that it did not have a wide distribution in the United States. Eventually, it was re-released after the success of 'Platoon'. Anyway, it is actually a damned fine picture. Indeed, it is one of those edgy movies that Stone used t” read more

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