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Formosa Betrayed (2009)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  26 February 2010 (USA)
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In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been ... See full summary »

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In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. His investigation takes him across the Pacific to the island nation of Taiwan, where with the help of the outspoken widow and an unlikely spy, he learns that the Professor's killing was not a random act, but a desperate move by a scandalous government intent on keeping its nefarious activities under wraps. Our detective soon finds himself on a collision course against the U.S. State Department, the Chinese Mafia, and the Nationalist Chinese Government - in a land where the truth is not what it seems and the only people he can trust, cannot be trusted at all. Inspired by actual events. Written by Anonymous

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$8,908 (USA) (5 March 2010)

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When released on DVD on November 5, 2010, it was the number 1 selling DVD, and set records for one day and one-week sales in Taiwan. See more »

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Jake Kelly: Professor Wen was a well respected academic. We're having a tough time picturing him as a mob boss.
Captain Chen: As you can imagine Agent Kelly, it's much easier for us to infiltrate those groups than it would be for you. Unless, of course, the Bureau is actively recruiting native speakers of Taiwanese these days?
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Incredibly well done movie
9 March 2010 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

When I saw a small advertising in my local paper for this movie, I had no idea what it was about. I thought it might be a documentary on Formosa before it became Taiwan. How wrong I was! I was totally blown away by its contents, the actors, and the cinematography. I had little knowledge of Taiwan's history prior to seeing this film. It was a real eye opener. I also didn't recognize most of the actors, except for John Heard. James Van Der Beek did an excellent job as the FBI agent Jake Kelly. I am really surprised that the film was shown in San Jose (CA) at all because it seems most viewers have seen 'Formosa Betrayed' at film festivals. This movie should get a wider distribution since, in my opinion, it is very important to let everyone know what happened. An absolute MUST-SEE!


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