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Salvador (1986)

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A journalist, down on his luck in the US, drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980 military dictatorship, including the assasination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He forms an... See full summary »

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Doctor Rock
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Ambassador Thomas Kelly
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John Cassady
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María (as Elpedia Carrillo)
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Jack Morgan - State Department Analyst
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Cathy Moore (as Cindy Gibb)
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Colonel Bentley Hyde Sr.
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Pauline Axelrod
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Colonel Julio Figueroa
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Army Lieutenant
Salvador Sánchez ...
Human Rights Leader
Rosario Zúñiga ...
Human Rights Assistant
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A journalist, down on his luck in the US, drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980 military dictatorship, including the assasination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. Meanwhile he has to find a way of protecting his Salvadorean girlfriend and getting her out of the country. Written by Tony Bowden <t.bowden@qub.ac.uk>

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En eksplosiv film af Oliver Stone, manden bag PLATOON... [Denmark] See more »

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23 April 1986 (USA)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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While the film received much critical praise, it did not have wide distribution in the United States. It was re-released after the success of Platoon (1986). See more »

Goofs

The position of the gun in the red-shirted man's hand changes from lowered to 90 degrees with his body. See more »

Quotes

Major Maximiliano 'Max' Casanova: [talking to his henchmen] Now... who will be the one among you who will rid me of this Romero?
[several men stand up. Major Max approaches one of them and gives him a single bullet]
Major Maximiliano 'Max' Casanova: You will be famous!
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Los Vientos De Octubre
Instrumental Written & Performed Yolocamba Ita
Courtesy of Discos Pentagrama S.A.
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Salvador is one wild ride
11 December 2003 | by (Jakarta, Indonesia) – See all my reviews

In the beginning the viewer thinks he has stumbled upon a road-trip gone wrong movie; this initial impression is strengthened by the presence of James Belushi, in a fantastic comedic/dramatic role. However, Stone ratchets up the tension in this political thriller as events escalate and force the protagonists to make difficult choices and take sides... an incredible film and memorable performances by Belushi and James Woods, who plays the ultimate cynic. a must see film.


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