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One Man's War (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 20 April 1991
Based on true events: a Paraguayan doctor and his family seek justice for his son, who was tortured to death by the dictatorial regime of Alfredo Stroessner.

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Sergio Toledo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Hopkins ... Joel
Norma Aleandro ... Nidia
Fernanda Torres ... Dolly
Leonardo García Vale ... Joelito
Miah Michelle Miah Michelle ... Analy
Ana Ofelia Murguía ... Dona Teresa
José Antonio Estrada José Antonio Estrada ... Leandro
Rubén Blades ... Perrone
Sergio Bustamante ... Gomes
René Pereyra René Pereyra ... Pena
Claudia Guzmán Claudia Guzmán ... Charo
Rufino Echegoyen Rufino Echegoyen ... Duarte
Salvador Sánchez ... Ramirez
Malena Doria Malena Doria ... Senora Ramirez
Gerardo Quiroz Gerardo Quiroz ... Ramirez's Son
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Based on true events: a Paraguayan doctor and his family seek justice for his son, who was tortured to death by the dictatorial regime of Alfredo Stroessner.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killing of Joelito See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sir Anthony Hopkins created such a hard time for Writer and Director Sergio Toledo, that, after this movie was finished, Toledo decided to quit filmmaking, even though his first movie, Vera (1986), received great accolades in his home country, Brazil. Toledo never set foot on a set again. See more »

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Based on a True Story
22 April 2001 | by jheaneySee all my reviews

A doctor in Paraguay runs a clinic funded by sales of his artwork in America. While in America, he tries to expose the repressive Paraguayan regime. His obsession brings repercussions from the government against his family. Some movies based on true stories seem to over-dramatize events or relationships to convey their points. This movie suffers a bit from caricatures in the familial relationships, and it hurts the pacing in the beginning of the movie. That aside, after some slow development, the characters flesh out and the movie improves a great deal. Overall, a good movie


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