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Friendly Fire (1998)

Ação Entre Amigos (original title)
Brazil in the early 70s. Miguel, Eloi, Osvaldo and Paolo take part in armed attacks against the military dictatorship. They pay a heavy price with torture and arrest. Today the four friends... See full summary »

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Leonardo Villar ...
Correia
Helio Lahal ...
Passageiro do ônibus
Zécarlos Machado ...
Miguel (as Zé Carlos Machado)
Cacá Amaral ...
Elói
Carlos Meceni ...
Paulo
Genésio de Barros ...
Osvaldo
Melina Anthís ...
Lúcia
Rodrigo Brassoloto ...
Young Miguel
Sergio Cavalcante ...
Young Elói
Herberson Hoerbe ...
Young Paulo
Douglas Simon ...
Young Osvaldo
José Mayer
Fernando Torres ...
Hugo Assis
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Brazil in the early 70s. Miguel, Eloi, Osvaldo and Paolo take part in armed attacks against the military dictatorship. They pay a heavy price with torture and arrest. Today the four friends still see each other. Only Miguel is politically active. On a photograph from a political meeting in Sao Paolo he recognises the policeman who tortured them 25 years ago and who was responsible for the death of Miguel's girlfriend. The policeman has been officially dead for a few years. On one of their fishing trips together, Miguel tells his friends of his discovery. When they hunt down and confront their nemesis they come into conflict with both themselves and each other. Written by <ftwaeoi@yahoo.com>

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Até onde seus amigos estão com você?

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Crazy Credits

In the end titles, dialogs from different moments of the movie are played again with music of the soundtrack, while the credits go being displayed. After the last line of the credits, one can hear "Acabou, Paulo! Acabou!" ('It's the end, Paulo! It's the end!') See more »

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16 February 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film came blazing out, throwing us into the journey of four men who track down the chief torturer of their political prison past. They seek revenge but it all goes a little nasty. Too much happens in so little time with an over abundance of dialogue, that it never manages to build up into a fine suspense thriller. Maybe it just had a point to get across. But what?


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