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A Show of Force (1990)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  11 May 1990 (USA)
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An American journalist in Puerto Rico in 1978 investigates the death of nationalists who may have been murdered by the police.

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Kate Melendez
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Luis Angel Mora
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Jesus Fuentes
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Howard
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Frank Curtin
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Machado
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Captain Correa
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Pepita
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Julio Dominguez
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Alice Ryan
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Walker Ryan
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Asencio
Fernando Quinones ...
Fernando Quinones
Claribel Medina ...
Carla De Ruiz
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Porto Rico, 1978. The Antillian autonomous US Commonwealth is divided by supporters of becoming a full US member state and independence activists, including a violent wing the governor labels as terrorists. Divorced reporter Kate Melendez, widow of independista lawyer Juan, gets in personal danger when she stumbles on a dark set-up. Federal agent Jesus Fuentes officially infiltrated an operation to illegally broadcast a message on Constitution Day in which students Jorge Rey and Alfredo Ruiz are killed. He instigates kidnappings and murders, covered by powerful people. She's scared away, but the senate appoints a special investigator, Luis Angel Mora. Written by KGF Vissers

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When a person murders, it's a crime. When a government murders, it's a cover-up.

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Drama | Thriller

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11 May 1990 (USA)  »

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A terror csapdájában  »

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$152,982 (USA)
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All-star cast, cheesy script
1 February 2002 | by (Boston, MA USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was an attempt to portray actual events, but it fictionalized the story and the locales so much that it detracts from the movie. In addition is what I perceive as the pro-nationalist slant of the script.

All in all, the movie presents great examples of early work by Andy Garcia, Lou Diamond Phillips, Kevin Spacey and also has Robert Duvall.

If you can stand the inaccuracies, watch it for the cast of then future stars, and for Robert Duvall in a solid supporting role.


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