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Susan Kane
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Ming
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Kuo
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Lisa Gilbert
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General Tse
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Daltry
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Maysing
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Lee
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Dr. Huang
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Pathomporn Tempark ...
Ming's Wife
Napatcha Suthimaithee ...
Ming's Daughter
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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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a search for Truth - a quest for Justice - a fight for Freedom

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26 February 2010 (USA)  »

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

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$124,554 (USA) (5 March 2010)
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The Kaohsiung Protest scene is the largest in the movie, contained over 1,000 extras, and took nearly 3 full days to film. The 20 foot tall replica statue of Chiang Kai Shek was custom designed by the art department, and remains in storage in Thailand. See more »

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Susan Kane: You have no authority here. This is Taiwan! And in case you haven't noticed, I'm the only thing connecting you to your natural born rights.
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WOW Why Isn't This Getting a Larger Release
18 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I managed to see Formosa Betrayed at a film festival and was really blown away. Political suspense films rarely grip you this much while still holding onto their intelligence. Wherever you are you must try to get to a theater to see this or anticipate the DVD release because it is not one to miss. Many political thrillers get bogged down in technicalities or are just idiotic in their execution, but Formosa Betrayed hits every right note. I was skeptical too when I saw James Van Der Beek was the star, but he truly rises to the occasion. Will Tiao also amazed me despite the fact that he is essentially unknown. Formosa Betrayed takes you through a whirlwind of action, suspense, and the fight for justice. Get out to the theaters on February 26th to see it; you won't regret it!


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