Cast overview, first billed only:
 Tony O'Neil
Johnny Delgado ...
 Lt. Col. 'Red' Kapunan (1988)
Roy Alvarez ...
 Col. 'Tiger' Tecson (1988)
Ray Ventura ...
 Gen. 'Eddie' Ramos (1988)
Joonee Gamboa ...
 Juan 'Johnny' Ponce Enrile (1988)
Ruben Rustia ...
Mervyn Samson ...
 Gen. Ver (1988)
Pudji Waseso ...
 Father Villegas (1988) (as Pudji Waeso)
Rolando Tinio ...
 Cardinal Sin (1988)
Rez Cortez ...
 Col. 'Gringo' Honasan (1988)
Vic Diaz ...
 Maj. General Olivas (1988)
Freddie Santos ...
 Butz Aquino (1988)
Edwina Kinnes ...
 Mother Superior (1988)
Mars Cavestany Jr. ...
 Capt. Morales (1988)


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Release Date:

27 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein gefährliches Leben  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The producers McElroy & McElroy had previously been forced to abandon filming in the Philippines with a movie called The Year of Living Dangerously (1982). A similar title to "A Dangerous Life" - for which they arranged a two million dollar insurance cover against being forced out again. See more »

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Compelling but not convincing
6 July 2005 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

I have seen this mini series thrice. I must say it's much more fictional than factual. Although Ruben Rustia was awesome for his role as President Ferdinand Marcos (he received a Best Actor award), none of the other actors/actresses were convincing, including Gary Busey. Maybe Anti-Marcos people would disagree otherwise, but I'll give this mini series a 2/10 score. Sri Lankans substituted for Filipinos? There's one obvious goof in this movie. When Air Force General Sotelo landed his helicopters at Camp Crame, you can notice in the background the moving traffic along E. Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA). During this so-called EDSA Revolution, the only vehicles on EDSA are some military and news vehicles.

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