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?
Set in South America, the film was actually shot in Central America, in Mexico under great secrecy by Hollywood's standards, as its subject matter was considered so controversial. See more
The opening credits roll on a shot of Charlie looking out on the street from the back seat of Capt. Tower's car. The window covers about half of his face, so it's a little more than halfway down. In the next shot showing the car, Charlie is still staring out the window (hasn't moved), but the window is most of the way down. 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 DING A LING
Written by Chuck Berry
Performed by Chuck Berry
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