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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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Cast

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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashton Bancroft Ashton Bancroft ... Himself - President: Refugee Committee
Manuel Becker Manuel Becker ... Himself - Panamanian Cameraman
Larry Birns Larry Birns ... Himself - Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Esmeralda Brown Esmeralda Brown ... Herself - UN Methodist Office
Humberto Brown Humberto Brown ... Himself - Former Panamanian Diplomat
Eugene Carroll Eugene Carroll ... Himself - Center for Defense Information (as Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll)
Julio Cesar Guerra Julio Cesar Guerra ... Himself - Panamanian Photojournalist
Ramsey Clark Ramsey Clark ... Himself
Jeff Cohen Jeff Cohen ... Himself - Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA | UK

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

Gross USA:

$309,596
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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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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Soundtracks

Fragile
Written and Performed by Sting
Used by kind permission of Magnetic Publishing, Ltd.
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Enraging, powerful documentary
16 October 2002 | by Reuben-10See all my reviews

I watched this tape because of a term paper I was doing on the Panama invasion in 1989. I thought I had a good idea of the invasion, but this documentary showed what the biased news did not and was not allowed to show. After seeing the tape, I was enraged by the dirty back-room Realpolitik courtesy of Bush I and his henchmen. The comments by the Pentagon spokesman and military general were ironic when excellently juxtaposed with images that refuted their half-truths and deception. The documentary is not the kind you would ever see on the History Channel, but (perhaps for that reason) it is well worth watching. I am no history buff, but this 1 1/2 hour exposé was quick and done. You might understand why people in yet another corner of the world hate U.S. Americans after being enlightened and angered by _The Panama Deception._


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