It is November 1992 and the US Navy is preparing to surrender its largest overseas facility at Subic Bay, Philippines, after almost a century. For both countries, and for the navy, it is a ... See full summary »
It is November 1992 and the US Navy is preparing to surrender its largest overseas facility at Subic Bay, Philippines, after almost a century. For both countries, and for the navy, it is a time of change. With manpower low US Navy SEALS are helping protect the base, including William Hawk, John Stryzack and Paul Bladon headed by Commander Hamilton. Olongapo City, beside the base faces an uncertain future. Lisa Velasquez is part of the local Mayor's team that wants to turn the base into a new city. Emma Salazar, a one-time bar-girl now engaged to marry Bladon, sees her own future under threat with the impending arrival of Bladon's senator father, and Bladon's American girlfriend, Angela. For Hawk, the quiet, thoughtful professional on his last tour it is a time of decision and he finds himself in conflict with the prickly Lisa. Lisa herself is facing the abandonment of her mother, Anna by her American stepfather, Ed Johnson. Emma's innocent sister, Maria arrives unexpectedly planning ... Written by
Bob Couttie <email@example.com>
Critics all over the country expressed their dismay over this film, which received huge theatrical release in 1997 but ended up a disappointment, both critical and box-office. The story of three sisters who lived during the afternath of the U.S. Bases' exit in the country in 1991 was, honestly, suited primarily for a TV-movie slot. Poorly-written dialogue, amateurish performances (from the American cast)and a predictable plot didn't gave justice to the film's undermining potential. The director (Thierry Notz) and the American cast are just a product of low-profile U.S. movies and their performances show. A disappointment from ABS-CBN. 5/10
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