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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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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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$11,800,000 (estimated)

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$4,800,000 (USA)
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The Paramount Pictures studio changed the film's title from "The Honorary Consul" to "Beyond the Limit" for the film's American release. They did this because they believed that public audiences would not generally know what a 'consul' or an 'honorary consul' was. John Mackenzie and others involved in the making of this movie were against the American title change. 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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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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