Porto Rico, 1978. The Antillian autonomous US Commonwealth is divided by supporters of becoming a full US member state and independence activists, including a violent wing the governor labels as terrorists. Divorced reporter Kate Melendez, widow of independista lawyer Juan, gets in personal danger when she stumbles on a dark set-up. Federal agent Jesus Fuentes officially infiltrated an operation to illegally broadcast a message on Constitution Day in which students Jorge Rey and Alfredo Ruiz are killed. He instigates kidnappings and murders, covered by powerful people. She's scared away, but the senate appoints a special investigator, Luis Angel Mora.Written by
When Carla De Ruiz is being interviewed by Kate Melendez, she refers to her husband as "Arnaldo" instead of "Alberto". (The character Alberto is based on Arnaldo Dario Rosado, who was murdered on Cerro Maravilla.) This error can't be seen on the "televised" interview. See more »
Chavez knows a lot of information that I need.
He was obviously afraid of how you were going to get it.
This isn't Chile. This isn't Cuba. We're Americans. We operate under the American law.
So you gonna tell me the charges, then?
Every citizen's duty is to support enforcement of the law.
What are the charges against me? Because I've got two kids at home, and you have no right holding me here.
I don't like you, either. You think you know what's going on. But you don't know a damn thing.
You didn't ...
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Que Bonita Bandera
Written by Flor Morales Ramos See more »
All-star cast, cheesy script
This movie was an attempt to portray actual events, but it fictionalized the story and the locales so much that it detracts from the movie. In addition is what I perceive as the pro-nationalist slant of the script.
All in all, the movie presents great examples of early work by Andy Garcia, Lou Diamond Phillips, Kevin Spacey and also has Robert Duvall.
If you can stand the inaccuracies, watch it for the cast of then future stars, and for Robert Duvall in a solid supporting role.
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