MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,384 this week

The Panama Deception (1992)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 776 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 11 critic

A film about the true reasons for the 1989 US invasion of Panama and big media complicity in these activities.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 26 Mar 2011
 
a list of 126 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
T
a list of 3152 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 17 Dec 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Panama Deception (1992)

The Panama Deception (1992) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Panama Deception.
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

Director: Robert Kane Pappas
Stars: Charles Lewis, Robert McChesney, Mark Crispin Miller
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Edward Asner, Sean Astin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jesse Jackson, Juan Munoz, Ray Rogers
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In this documentary feature, filmmaker Robert Greenwald chronicles the Bush Administration's case to invade Iraq following the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The film examines the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: David Albright, Robert Baer, Milton Bearden
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A film about the work of the artist most famous for her monuments such as the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Civil Rights Fountain Memorial.

Director: Freida Lee Mock
Stars: Maya Lin
Documentary | Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick
Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Susan Raymond
Stars: Susan Raymond, Deanna Burney
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This controversial documentary about the stand-off between an unorthodox Christian group - the Branch Davidians, under the leadership of the young, charismatic David Koresh - and the FBI ... See full summary »

Director: William Gazecki
Stars: Dan Gifford, Clive Doyle, Jack Harwell
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of the child refugees who were transported to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris
Stars: Judi Dench, Lory Cahn, Kurt Fuchel
Documentary | Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Using previously unreleased archival material in addition to contemporary interviews, this academy award-winning documentary tells the story of the Frank family and presents the first ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Blair
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Glenn Close, Anne Frank
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film is a hilarious and affectionate look at the path to stardom inside the competitive world of opera.

Directors: Allie Light, Irving Saraf
Stars: William S. Jones
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson
Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Herself - Narrator (voice)
Abraham Alvarez ...
English Voice-over (voice)
Carlos Cantú ...
English Voice-over (voice) (as Carlos Cantu)
Diviana Ingravallo ...
English Voice-over (voice)
...
English Voice-over (voice)
...
English Voice-over (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashton Bancroft ...
Himself - President: Refugee Committee
Manuel Becker ...
Himself - Panamanian Cameraman
Larry Birns ...
Himself - Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Esmeralda Brown ...
Herself - UN Methodist Office
Humberto Brown ...
Himself - Former Panamanian Diplomat
Eugene Carroll ...
Himself - Center for Defense Information (as Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll)
Julio Cesar Guerra ...
Himself - Panamanian Photojournalist
Ramsey Clark ...
Himself
Jeff Cohen ...
Himself - Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Edit

Storyline

This documentary details the case that the 1989 invasion of Panama by the US was motivated not by the need to protect American soldiers, restore democracy or even capture Noriega. It was to force Panama to submit the will of the United States after Noriega had exhausted his usefulness. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Exposing The Cover Up!


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

31 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Panama Deception: Exposing the Cover Up!  »

Box Office

Gross:

$309,596 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Charles Rangel: You would think from the video clips that we have seen, that this whole thing was just a Mardi Gras, that the people in Panama were just jumping up and down with glee.
See more »

Connections

Features NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Bomba de Navidad
Written by Louie Ramirez
Performed by Ismael Rivera
Courtesy of VEV Publishing-Sonido, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Shocking, depressing, and chillingly accurate.
16 June 2003 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Although the film maker's bias tends to show through, this is probably the most thourough (I bet I spelled that wrong) account of the US invasion of Panama I have ever seen. I have already read volumes of books, all of which agree with what was expressed in this documentary (and the funny thing was, I wasn't specifically looking for that, either. I couldn't find any first-hand accounts that towed the US-government line).

I have two friends who served in Panama, and became very disillusioned after the things they were ordered to do. Although most people will never hear of this, much of what is discussed in this documentary is actually standard military practice all over the world. I'm not defending it, i'm not attacking it. I'm just stating it; shelling of civilians is somewhat of a game to many military men. Most of my male family members in the States are military guys, and there was a massive change in them after their tour of duty.

The funny thing is, I think this is a great documentary, and i'm further from the left than Reagan. But, you can't argue with the truth. A splendid look at how the truth gets shut out sometimes.


18 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Lies,lies nenue
My 2 cents jtfsouth
Where can I buy this DVD? GenerationFilms
Supported by Fact and Eyewitness Account vincelongo
Good, but only one piece of the real story... ryanj-7
Discuss The Panama Deception (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?