A mother in Queens, New York, outraged when she discovers that her son is a drug addict, becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marianna Miraldo
Bobby Jay
Nick Miraldo
Pete Solto
Eppy Lucido
José Pérez ...
Jose Morales
Gabriella Estrada
Frankie Ce De Baca
Assistant US Attorney
John Fosh
Tony Miraldo
Michael Galardi ...
Joey Miraldo
Rita Ce De Baca
Muget Moreau ...
Jacqueline Fosh
Franco Freda ...
Henri De Salles


A mother in Queens, New York, is so angered when she discovers that her son is a drug addict that she becomes an undercover agent for the DEA to clean up the drug trade in her neighborhood. Based on a true story. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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One woman's crusade to save her son's life.




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24 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Coraje  »

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Great drama
16 April 2004 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story and what a story that is!

Sophia Loren stars as the mother in a family of four. One of her two sons are a drug addict -more and more Loren is drawn into a world completely different from what she known. Suddenly she is in the middle of the drug trade in New York. Loren acts beautifully and believable and together with a great supporting cast with actors as Hector Elizondo "Courage" comes out as a very realistic drama. Director Kagan handles the story with respect. As it is a true story it also should be this way, and in the end "Courage" is a great drama about courage, a drama about an ordinary family caught up in a grim reality.

Great acting, great story. Recommended!

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