In September1973, in Chile, the American journalist Charles Horman arrives in Valparaiso with his friend Terry Simon to meet his wife Beth and bring her back to New York with him. However, they are surprised by the military coup d'état sponsored by the US Government to replace President Salvador Allende and Charles is arrested by the military force. His father Ed Horman, a conservative businessman from New York, arrives in Chile to seek out his missing son with Beth. He goes to the American Consulate to meet the Consul that promises the best efforts to find Charles while the skeptical Beth does not trust on the word of the American authorities. The nationalism and confidence of Ed in his government changes when he finds the truth about what happened with his beloved son. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
According to Dennis Schwartz at Ozus' World Movie Reviews, "this one rattled the US government so much, that upon the film's release in 1982 the then-Secretary of State Alexander Haig
, appointed by President Reagan, was forced to issue indisputable denials of the film's allegations". See more
In the opening scene, as Charlie and Terry are getting out of Capt. Tower's car, Terry opens her door just a bit and pauses, as Capt. Tower hands her his card. Shot is from outside the car on Terry's side. In the next shot, from Capt. Tower's side, the door hasn't been opened yet. See more
Consul Phil Putnam
Please try to understand. There are so many cases. They're all so important, and this isn't the only one we're working on.
It's the only one I care about.
Consul Phil Putnam
You and a lot of other people. Listen, I've never seen so many cables from Washington. What kind of pull do you have up there anyway?
I'm an American citizen.
MY WHOLE WORLD IS FALLING DOWN
Written by Bill Anderson
(uncredited) and Jerry Crutchfield
Performed by Brenda Lee
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more