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?
, America's Ambassador to Chile at the time of the coup, and the basis of the character played by Richard Venture
, together with two other parties, sued Thomas Hauser
, and Universal Pictures' parent company MCA, for implying in the film that he and his team were complicit in the disappearance and death of Charles Horman. The suit was dismissed and Davis and co lost the suit. Due to the statute of limitations expiring, a lawsuit against Hauser was dismissed. In a January 2007 Q & A, Costa-Gavras
said that Lew Wasserman
, then head of Universal, so strongly supported the film, he insisted the studio refuse to negotiate any financial settlement. When the lawsuits were first enacted, Universal withdrew the film from distribution. After they were over, Universal re-released the movie in 2006. 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
Now, erm, I owe you an apology.
No, you don't.
No, no, no. Well, for a long time now I've sold you short. Both of you. I don't really know why. Unless it's because I'm getting old. And I'm very stubborn.
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Written by Chuck Berry
Performed by Chuck Berry
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