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Down Came a Blackbird (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  22 October 1995 (USA)
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Helen McNulty is a journalist struggling to regain control of her life a year after she was abducted and tortured in Central America. She goes to a clinic for survivors of torture, where ... See full summary »

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Tomas Ramirez
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Helen McNulty
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Anna Lenke
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Myrna
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Jan Talbeck
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Rob Rubenstein
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Captain Alonso Delacrux
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Sergeant Manuel Ortega
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Tedd Dillon ...
Man at Train Station
Ángel Jara ...
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Helen McNulty is a journalist struggling to regain control of her life a year after she was abducted and tortured in Central America. She goes to a clinic for survivors of torture, where she reflects on her experiences and learns about others who have suffered similar experiences. She is drawn to Professor Ramirez, another patient at the clinic, who is still being pursued by his attackers. She thinks he can relate to her suffering, and she begins to learn why. Written by Sean Lahman <sean@baseball1.com>

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One would save them, one would expose them, and one would betray them.

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Rated R for depictions of torture, and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Final film appearance of Raul Julia. In poor health throughout filming, he died from a stoke two weeks after filming ended, and one year before its release. See more »

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The train that Raul Julia is on is VIA Rail, a Canadian only rail company but the police officers in the station have American flag patches on their uniforms. See more »

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Harrowing
2 June 2001 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Down Came a Blackbird is a harrowing film. Some scenes made me feel sick since they made me think about how some people can make other people suffer.

The script is well-written, and the acting is brilliant. Especially Raul Julia impressed me. (6/10)


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