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The Panama Deception (1992)

A film about the true reasons for the 1989 US invasion of Panama and big media complicity in these activities.

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Barbara Trent

Writer:

David Kasper
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Narrator (English version) (voice)
Carlos Cantú Carlos Cantú ... English Voice-over (voice) (as Carlos Cantu)
Diviana Ingravallo Diviana Ingravallo ... English Voice-over (voice)
Abraham Alvarez Abraham Alvarez ... English Voice-over (voice)
Alma Martinez ... English Voice-over (voice)
Lou Diamond Phillips ... English Voice-over (voice)
Pedro Pablo Celedón Pedro Pablo Celedón ... Spanish Voice-over (voice)
Richard Ferrán Richard Ferrán ... Spanish Voice-over (voice)
Alejandro Flores Alejandro Flores ... Spanish Voice-over (voice)
Julio Moline Julio Moline ... Spanish Voice-over (voice)
Margarita Stocker Margarita Stocker ... Spanish Voice-over (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashton Bancroft Ashton Bancroft ... Self - President: Refugee Committee
Manuel Becker Manuel Becker ... Self - Panamanian Cameraman
Larry Birns Larry Birns ... Self - Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Esmeralda Brown Esmeralda Brown ... Self - UN Methodist Office
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This documentary details the case that the 1989 invasion of Panama by the US was motivated not by the need to protect American soldiers, restore democracy or even capture Noriega. It was to force Panama to submit the will of the United States after Noriega had exhausted his usefulness. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Exposing The Cover Up!


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Quotes

Charles Rangel: You would think from the video clips that we have seen, that this whole thing was just a Mardi Gras, that the people in Panama were just jumping up and down with glee.
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Connections

Features ABC News Nightline (1980) See more »

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Bomba de Navidad
Written by Louie Ramirez
Performed by Ismael Rivera
Courtesy of VEV Publishing-Sonido, Inc.
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Tells it like it is
8 August 2001 | by sandin0See all my reviews

What's surprising about Panama Deception is not the facts that it delivers, but that a film that reveals so much about US policy was allowed to win the Academy Award. The film's analysis of media bias is dead on, and its seamless corroboration of the true events of the Panama invasion are irrefutable. In addition to the in-depth analysis of the history of US intervention, the film accurately predicts the current US quagmire in Colombia. This film is a classic treatise on US foreign policy, and a great example of the necessity of true independent media.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Panama Deception: Exposing the Cover Up! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,563, 2 August 1992

Gross USA:

$309,596

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$309,596
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