Beyond the Limit (1983)
"The Honorary Consul" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  30 September 1983 (USA)
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Dr. Eduardo Plarr, despite the name is an Anglo working in a Latin American country. His work is a return home after several years. He begins to form and re-establish friendships and begins... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charley Fortnum, Consul
Leon (as Joaquim De Almeida)
Stephanie Cotsirilos ...
Domingo Ambriz ...
Eric F. Valdez ...
Pablo (as Eric Valdez)
Nicolás Jasso ...
Miguel (as Nicolas Jasso)
Leonard Maguire ...
Jorge Russek ...
Erika Carlsen ...
Josefina Echánove ...
Senora Sanchez (as Josefina Echanove)


Dr. Eduardo Plarr, despite the name is an Anglo working in a Latin American country. His work is a return home after several years. He begins to form and re-establish friendships and begins an affair. All of this comes together to create problems when he is asked to help revolutionaries kidnap a diplomat. Written by John Vogel <>

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Against a background of treachery, intrigue and torture . . . the poignant story of the love of two men for the same woman. [Australia Theatrical] See more »


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30 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Beyond the Limit  »

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$11,800,000 (estimated)


$4,800,000 (USA)

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The genealogy of Dr. Eduardo Plarr (Richard Gere) was half-Paraguayan and half-British. See more »


Colonel Perez: Is this why you've been lying to me?
Dr. Eduardo Plarr: An affair always involves a few lies.
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Version of Honorární konzul (1991) See more »

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The Competent Adaptation
10 June 2003 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

Competent adaptation of a typical Graham Greene story, a tale of moral dilemma, forgiveness and redemption in a quasi-fascist South America. Direction and acting are ordinary, although Michael Caine and Richard Gere are at least well cast; Bob Hoskins (an Argentinian policeman!) less so. Not badly done, but slightly detached; Greene packs a bigger punch on the page.

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