6.3/10
417
12 user 6 critic

Noriega: God's Favorite (2000)

The story of Panamanian general Manuel Antonio 'Tony' Noriega, whose meteoric career, from utter poverty, as a soldier and CIA informant who also served as source to various other powers ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The last 7 hours of former President of Chile Salvador Allende, and his closest collaborators inside the Palace of La Moneda, during the brutal military coup d'etat on Sept. 11, 1973, the day democracy in Chile ended. Based on true events.

Director: Miguel Littin
Stars: Daniel Muñoz, Aline Küppenheim, Horacio Videla
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A soldiers trapped inside a church as last refugee. A fight that no one couldn't win. A war that no one wanted to lose.

Director: Salvador Calvo
Stars: Luis Tosar, Javier Gutiérrez, Álvaro Cervantes
Hiroshima (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The grisly events leading to the first attack with a nuclear weapon.

Directors: Koreyoshi Kurahara, Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Lynne Adams, Wesley Addy, Allen Altman
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Roy Dupuis, Owen Sejake, James Gallanders
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
Nuncio
...
Vicky Amador
...
President Nicky Barletta
...
Felicidad Noriega
...
Major Giroldi
...
Colonel Diaz-Herrera
Sabi Dorr ...
Irwin
...
Father Jorge
...
Mark
...
Drug Dealer
Michael Sorich ...
Jorge Luis Abreu ...
Witch Doctor
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Adela Giroldi
Edit

Storyline

The story of Panamanian general Manuel Antonio 'Tony' Noriega, whose meteoric career, from utter poverty, as a soldier and CIA informant who also served as source to various other powers and even the Colombian drug mafia he claims to fight valiantly to please CIA director and later U.S. president Bush Sr., starts when he confesses to a priest, reminiscing how he has experienced such luck that he believes himself to be God's favorite- each time he takes more risks people tell him he went too far, but always seems to get away with it. In his marriage, he is constantly unfaithful to Felicidad 'Fela', notably with his mistress Vicky Amador. After public opinion, domestic and U.S., was scandalize by the brutal torture, rape and decapitation of generally respected Dr. Hugo Spadafora, he sees to it that the blame goes to President Nicky Barletta, only one year in office. When he feels forced to destroy a drug lab of the Medellin cartel he accepted payment from, even Fidel Castro tells him a ... Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 June 2001 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Noriega  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Oliver Stone was planning his Noriega biopic, he approached Clint Eastwood to play George Bush. Clint declined. See more »

Quotes

Major Giroldi: With God and the gringos on our side, how can we fail?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tony Noriega
26 May 2017 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

God's Favorite tell part of the life of General Manuel Noriega who ruled the Panama for many years,according some sources the movie isn't accurate, but some facts is really true,of course Spottwoode made a own dramatization but the main facts about drugs,CIA and Fidel Castro are history that nobody cannot denied...apart from that Noriega was a powerful man along the eights until your fall...the movie was shot in Phillipines and have a quite decent of self portrait "Pineapple's face" as they used to call him by Bob Hoskins,taking to us how could be the life of the dictator who was extremely poor living in a slum and achieve the power...god's choice???


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?