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Salvador (1986)

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

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Dr. Rock (as James Belushi)
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María (as Elpedia Carrillo)
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Cathy Moore (as Cindy Gibb)
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Archbishop Romero (as Jose Carlos Ruiz)
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Col. Julio Figueroa
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Salvador Sánchez ...
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HIS Assistant (as Rosario Zuniga)
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | History | Thriller | War

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Release Date:

23 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Outpost: Salvador  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,500,000, 31 December 1986
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Oliver Stone had a very hard time getting funding for this film. He was forced to put a second mortgage on his house to get finance until British producer John Daly pledged his support to the project. The film was made on a budget of just under five million dollars. See more »

Goofs

At minute 41:44, when Major Max is giving his speech at the dinner table, as he circles the table you can clearly see the camera and boom operator reflected in the black window behind him. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Bentley Hyde Sr.: If I were you, I'd get my rubber shoes on, and get to the airport.
Richard Boyle: You know you're gonna fit in really well here, you know that? You sound just like another gangster.
[claps Bentley on the shoulder and walks away]
Colonel Bentley Hyde Sr.: Dumb fuck!
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Connections

Featured in Music for the Movies: Georges Delerue (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Queen Of Hearts
Written by Hank DeVito
Performed by Juice Newton
Drunk Monkey Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Capital Records
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Heavy Stuff
1 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

Before i watched this movie i knew nothing about the troubles in El Salvador.This opened my eyes to the rein of terror that went on there ( And still does as far as i know). Salvador is a very Graphic movie that does not shirk on showing the bloodshed and trauma suffered. It is a superb debut movie by Oliver Stone which only became a taster of things to come.I enjoyed this film even though the subject matter was fairly heavy not to mention politically complex. 7 out of 10


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