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Curacao (1993)

George C. Scott and William Petersen are expatriates living in Curacao. Their bound together by an understanding that each is hiding from a dangerous past.



(novel) (as James David Buchanan), (screenplay) (as James David Buchanan)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cornelius Wettering
Stephen Guerin
Van Vlaanderen
Henry Rawlings
David Dunard ...
Agent #1
Worthy Hsung (as George Kee Cheung)
Larry Stewart ...
Larry Bucklan ...
Gilbert John Sparen ...
Orlando Cuales ...
Agent #2


The island of Curaçao was discovered in 1499 by Alonso de Ojeda, one of Columbus's lieutenants. The inhabitants were Indians of huge physical proportions therefore aptly called "Isla de los Gigantes" or (Islands of the Giants). Within 20 years, the name Curaçao appeared on a Portuguese map. The island remained Spanish until the Dutch conquered it in 1643. Written by Anonymous

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27 June 1993 (USA)  »

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CIA: Exiled  »

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The procucer of this movie arranged that it was shot in its entirety on Curaca. With a budget of US$ 7,000,000+ it was the most expensive production ever filmed on this location. See more »

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Pretty Low budge effort
6 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

It is is very sad to see someone of the calibre of George C Scott in a low budget thriller which would have been better if the original novel was written by Graham Greene and directed by someone somewhat more experienced in the genre. NOT TO MENTION A BETTER CINEMATOGRAPHER. There are so many missed opportunities with the scenery and carnival merely glossed over, rather than captured to locate the movie solidly in the exotic setting of the novel.

Elsewhere in the viewer comments on this site, one very astute observer complained about the variety of diabolically bad accents in this film. Ever since I saw George C Scott as Rochester in Jane Eyre, I have prayed for him NEVER to ever accept again a role which required him to assume a British accent. Just every now and then, he could just possibly pass for British or a very British sounding South African played obviously by an American actor. I can stomach Meryl Streep's extraordinarily laboured accents (both British and Australian) - at least she gets it right even though with every utterance, she demands that we marvel at her skill. Well, I am sorry that Mr. Scott is no Meryl Streep, and it just destroys the illusion - like having Michele Yeoh speak excruciating Mandarin with a strong Singaporean accent in Crouching Tiger etc.

Peterson acts no differently than what we see on CSI. Except he is still very handsome and more or less slim in this movie. He is the Harrison Ford of TV. Same old expressions for every emotion, every situation. No on second thought, Ford has two - perplexed/pained and happy. I have never seen a smile on Mr. CSI!

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