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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 »

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Commander Hamilton
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John Stryzack
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William Hawk (as John Haymes Newton)
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Paul Bladon
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Alma Concepcion ...
Emma Salazar
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Maria Salazar
Daria Ramirez ...
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Richard Joson ...
Jimmy cruz
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Jess Santiago
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Angela
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Senator Bladon
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Special Agent Cooper (as Michael Sellers)
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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 <rcouttie@newprint.com>

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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20 August 1997 (Philippines)  »

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Hyv√§sti, Amerikka  »

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PHP 75,000,000 (estimated)
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Provides interesting commentary on American - Filipina Relations
30 June 2000 | by (Simi Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

The sailors and airmen of the U.S. bases in the Philippines at first thought the Filipinas they met in the bars there were nothing more than little brown sex toys. Filipinas, however, have a way of getting under a man's skin. Between 1972 and 1992 23,000 of these little brown sex toys became wives of American servicemen returned home with them, and are now living the American dream as middle class wives and mothers. One of the protagonists in this movie must choose between his Filipina sweetheart and his cheerleader American girlfriend.


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