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

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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:
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Charley Fortnum, Consul
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Dr. Eduardo Plarr
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Colonel Perez
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Clara
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Leon (as Joaquim De Almeida)
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Aquino
Stephanie Cotsirilos ...
Marta
Domingo Ambriz ...
Diego
Eric F. Valdez ...
Pablo (as Eric Valdez)
Nicolás Jasso ...
Miguel (as Nicolas Jasso)
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Belfrage: British Ambassador
Leonard Maguire ...
Dr. Humphries
Jorge Russek ...
Senor Escobar
Erika Carlsen ...
Senora Escobar
Josefina Echánove ...
Senora Sanchez (as Josefina Echanove)
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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 an affair. All of this comes together to create problems when he is asked to help revolutionaries kidnap a diplomat. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The first time he saw her, she was a prostitute. The second time, she was his best friend's wife. The third time she was his. [USA theatrical] [as Beyond The Limit] See more »


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30 September 1983 (USA)  »

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$11,800,000 (estimated)

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$4,800,000 (USA)
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First of two movies in a year set in a Latin American country with a central character who was an alcoholic British consul. In this movie, it was Michael Caine as the drunken diplomat Charley Fortnum. In the other film Under the Volcano (1984), it was Albert Finney as the dipsomaniac diplomat Geoffrey Firmin. See more »

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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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Surpassingly mis-cast film
1 February 2010 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

It was difficult to watch this film because of the miscasting of Richard Gere who seems at last partially anesthesthetized through the entire movie. There is not one bit of passion in his manner or his speech and, whenever he is on the screen, there is a hole through which all tension drains. Bob Hoskins is not a convincing Latin at all, neither in accent nor in manner. Better casting in these two parts would have improved this film immeasurably.

An interesting, semi-error shows many of the main characters sweating through their shirts. In tropic and sub-tropic regions, locals have heat adapted well enough so that they sweat almost unnoticeably in normal conditions and thus can appear crisp and unruffled in temperatures where those of us from more temperate climates sweat like water buffalo.


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