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Betrayed (1988)

 -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  26 August 1988 (USA)
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An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.

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Katie Phillips / Cathy Weaver
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Michael Carnes
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Gladys Simmons
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Reverend Russell Johnson
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A woman starts work on a farm, and gets to know the owner. They get on well, and she also gets on with his children. He asks her to stay on when the work is finished. Things are not what they seem, and we discover the woman is actually an FBI agent... Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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26 August 1988 (USA)  »

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Summer Lightning  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$25,816,139 (USA)
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Tom Berenger's favorite film of the ones he has been in. See more »

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Michael Carnes: She has trouble about killing Old Wes. How do you feel about dropping that piece of shit, Al?
Al Sanders: Terrific! Like cleaning something off my shoe.
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Performed by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
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Potentially explosive subject matter manufactured for depressing results
15 October 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Federal agent Debra Winger goes undercover in rural Texas as a combine operator, infiltrating a group of down-home guys and their families in the hopes of linking them to white supremacy and the murder of a shock-talk radio host. Winger is romanced by the group's ringleader (Tom Berenger), and very quickly seems to cross many lines that aren't covered in the FBI trainee's manual. Berenger takes Winger to a KKK camp-out, to a human hunt (with a black man as the target) and to a bank robbery (to finance their cause), yet Debra's superiors actually request that she get more probing evidence! An exasperating movie, with facetious, halting dialogue leaving whole sequences feeling half-finished--and Winger's character without much personality. Director Costa-Gavras seems intent on underplaying this whole matter, to the point where even shocking moments come off as muted, matter-of-fact occurrences. **1/2 from ****


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