6.3/10
4,850
45 user 19 critic

Betrayed (1988)

An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.

Director:

Costa-Gavras

Writer:

Joe Eszterhas
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Music Box (1989)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A lawyer defends her father accused of war crimes, but there is more to the case than she suspects.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

French rocker Johnny Hallyday stars as a professional thief just released from jail. He returns to stealing to support his family. After several successful thefts, he decides to include his under-aged kid into the "family business".

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Johnny Hallyday, Fanny Ardant, Guy Marchand
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A married New York cop falls for the socialite murder witness he's been assigned to protect.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Lorraine Bracco
Black Widow (1987)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A federal investigator tracks down a gold digging woman who moves from husband to husband, kills them and collects the inheritance.

Director: Bob Rafelson
Stars: Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey
Hanna K. (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An Israeli lawyer is defending a Palestinian charged by The Military Court System in the Israeli-Occupied Territories. It's a tough case because of a strong political background.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Jean Yanne, Gabriel Byrne
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An F.B.I. Agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Louis Seigner, Roland Bertin, Michael Lonsdale
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A drama centered around the illegal immigrants living in the EU.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Léa Wiazemsky
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An unknown Polish writer can't publish his novels, so his ex-wife decides to help him and get some of the profit for herself. She finally finds a publisher, but there's a strange single condition that could cost the writer his life.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: André Dussollier, Pierre Arditi, Jirí Menzel
Missing (1982)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron
Last Rites (1988)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Angela, the beautiful Mexican mistress of a NY mobster, asks virginal Father Michael for protection after Zena, the mobster's wife, kills her cheating husband. Michael becomes torn between his vows, Angela and his sister - Zena.

Director: Donald P. Bellisario
Stars: Tom Berenger, Daphne Zuniga, Chick Vennera
Shattered (1991)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After a horrific car wreck leaves him an amnesiac, a man slowly begins to unravel his shocking past.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Stars: Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debra Winger ... Katie Phillips / Cathy Weaver
Tom Berenger ... Gary Simmons
John Heard ... Michael Carnes
Betsy Blair ... Gladys Simmons
John Mahoney ... Shorty
Ted Levine ... Wes
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Flynn
Albert Hall ... Al Sanders
David Clennon ... Jack Carpenter
Robert Swan ... Dean
Richard Libertini ... Sam Kraus
Maria Valdez Maria Valdez ... Rachel Simmons
Brian Bosak Brian Bosak ... Joey Simmons
Alan Wilder ... Duffin
Clifford A. Pellow Clifford A. Pellow ... Reverend Russell Johnson
Edit

Storyline

A woman starts work on a farm, and gets to know the owner. They get on well, and she also gets on with his children. He asks her to stay on when the work is finished. Things are not what they seem, and we discover the woman is actually an FBI agent... Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer Lightning See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$25,816,139
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Heard, Alan Wilder and Ralph Foody all appear in Home Alone (1990). See more »

Goofs

Reversed footage: As the family arrives to the camp site, smoke falls downwards from the sky to the torches. See more »

Quotes

Gary Simmons: [about Jack Carpenter] You hitched your wagon to him? What did you do that for Bobby? Why man, why?
Bobby Flynn: Gary what did I keep telling you in 'Nam? I said you were the best point man I ever saw but stick to that. Don't do anything else. Leave the formation to me.
Gary Simmons: But look at him Bobby. There's nothing inside. And what are you going to do when the shit hits the fan? When he's caught stealing money or dicking some jailbait?
See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1988 (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Race Is On
Written by George Jones and Don Rollins
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tom Berenger's own favorite
20 September 2005 | by ODDBearSee all my reviews

Debra Winger plays an FBI agent investigating the death of an obnoxious radio talk show host, but he may have been killed by some white supremacist group. She goes undercover in America's heartland and befriends farmer Tom Berenger, who may have had something to do with the whole thing.

Racism and political beliefs courtesy of Costa-Gavras. Many viewers feel this film completely missed the mark on both accounts. I, on the other hand, have always enjoyed the film very much and think of it mostly as a drama piece, focusing mostly on Berenger's and Winger's relationship. As a suspense flick it also delivers, with high tension especially during the climatic finale. Granted, some scenes are pretty tough to take, but from my point of view this is an excellent study of how many "pure" white folks see the world. They're not depicted here as complete and utter monsters, but regular folks who have radically different worldview than most (I hope).

On the trivia side, Berenger himself said in an interview that this was his favorite among all his films.


16 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 45 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed