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Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North (1989)

Oliver North survives a serious car accident. The young midshipman struggles to re-enter the Naval Academy, enters the Marine Corps, serves in Vietnam, and moves to Washington to work for the Nati.

Director:

Mike Robe

Writers:

Ben Bradlee Jr. (book), Mike Robe (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Keith ... Lt. Col. Oliver North
Barnard Hughes ... CIA Director William Casey
Annette O'Toole ... Betsy North
Peter Boyle ... Adm. John Poindexter
Paul Dooley ... Robert McFarlane
Jim Fitzpatrick ... Sergeant Major Collins
Amy Stoch ... Fawn Hall (as Amy Stock-Poynton)
Bryan Clark ... President Ronald Reagan
Miguel Ferrer ... Scott Toney
Suzanne Snyder ... Alicia
Scott Kraft ... Deroy
Terry O'Quinn ... Aaron Sykes
Thomas Byrd Thomas Byrd ... Robert Owen (as Tom Byrd)
Maria Claire Maria Claire ... Tait
Anthony De Fonte Anthony De Fonte ... Manucher Chorbanifar (as Anthony DeFonte)
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Oliver North survives a serious car accident. The young midshipman struggles to re-enter the Naval Academy, enters the Marine Corps, serves in Vietnam, and moves to Washington to work for the Nati.

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gefährlicher Ruhm - Aufstieg und Fall des Oliver North See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Papazian Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Made for TV strikes again
4 March 1999 | by PookinsSee all my reviews

Oliver North is a criminal. That said, this is a bad, bad movie. I don't know the particulars of Oliver North's personal life, but David Keith comes off as a caricature.

With lines like "buenas dias, commies" and endlessly overplayed patriotic zealotry, this movie is boring at worst and mildly entertaining at best.

Plus, it has what every made for TV movie needs, a hilarious Ronald Reagan portrayal.


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