The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
A journalist, down on his luck in the US, drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980 military dictatorship, including the assasination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. Meanwhile he has to find a way of protecting his Salvadorean girlfriend and getting her out of the country.Written by
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This was one of a number of Latin American related movies made by Hollywood in the 1980s that Mexican actress Elpidia Carrillo appeared in, with the others being Beyond the Limit (1983), Under Fire (1983) and The Border (1982). Capillo's part in the latter was said to have been very similar to her role in this film. See more »
Archbishop Romero is killed at point-blank range by a handgun. However, the real Romero was shot by a sniper (though in the same circumstances). See more »
[doesn't understand the insults being spoken at him in Spanish]
Yeah up yours too, Jack!
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In the beginning the viewer thinks he has stumbled upon a road-trip gone wrong movie; this initial impression is strengthened by the presence of James Belushi, in a fantastic comedic/dramatic role. However, Stone ratchets up the tension in this political thriller as events escalate and force the protagonists to make difficult choices and take sides... an incredible film and memorable performances by Belushi and James Woods, who plays the ultimate cynic. a must see film.
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