An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

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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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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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According to James Woods he went to see the film at a local theatre, and while he was leaving, a refugee from El Salvador knelt before him and kissed his hand, thanking him for telling the story of her family's massacre. See more »

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Archbishop Romero is killed at point-blank range by a handgun. However, the real Romero was shot by a sniper (though in the same circumstances). See more »

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John Cassady: They're not just shooting the Indians... they're shooting at us!
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Written & Performed by Yolocamba Ita
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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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