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Goodbye America (1997)

It is November 1992 and the US Navy is preparing to surrender its largest overseas facility at Subic Bay, Philippines, after almost a century. For both countries, and for the navy, it is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Thierry Notz

Writers:

Michael D. Sellers (story) (as Michael Sellers), Bob Couttie (story) (as Robert Couttie) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wolfgang Bodison ... Commander Hamilton
Corin Nemec ... John Stryzack
John Newton ... William Hawk (as John Haymes Newton)
Alexis Arquette ... Paul Bladon
Rae Dawn Chong ... Special Agent Danzig
Nanette Medved Nanette Medved ... Lisa Velasquez
Alma Concepcion ... Emma Salazar
James Brolin ... Ed Johnson
Angel Aquino ... Maria Salazar
Daria Ramirez ... Anna
Richard Joson Richard Joson ... Jimmy cruz
Raymond Bagatsing ... Jess Santiago
Maureen Flannigan ... Angela
Michael York ... Senator Bladon
Michael D. Sellers ... Special Agent Cooper (as Michael Sellers)
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It is November 1992 and the US Navy is preparing to surrender its largest overseas facility at Subic Bay, Philippines, after almost a century. For both countries, and for the navy, it is a time of change. With manpower low US Navy SEALS are helping protect the base, including William Hawk, John Stryzack and Paul Bladon headed by Commander Hamilton. Olongapo City, beside the base faces an uncertain future. Lisa Velasquez is part of the local Mayor's team that wants to turn the base into a new city. Emma Salazar, a one-time bar-girl now engaged to marry Bladon, sees her own future under threat with the impending arrival of Bladon's senator father, and Bladon's American girlfriend, Angela. For Hawk, the quiet, thoughtful professional on his last tour it is a time of decision and he finds himself in conflict with the prickly Lisa. Lisa herself is facing the abandonment of her mother, Anna by her American stepfather, Ed Johnson. Emma's innocent sister, Maria arrives unexpectedly planning ... Written by Bob Couttie <rcouttie@newprint.com>

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Sometimes A Few Good Men Aren't Enough. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1997 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Adiós América See more »

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Budget:

PHP 75,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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The World as we leave it
29 March 2006 | by msn20See all my reviews

I had the chance to be there when the movie was filmed in Subic Bay, I recently was reading the script again and I realized things I didn't realize when it was made. This is a movie where you need to open your eyes and heart, some people take it serious but you need to realize "How it was then" and thus is why one can find a lot of issues about females. Now it didn't portray the women as being bad, So one can say that this is a balanced movie. Some females might get offended but normally those are the ones who live a different lifestyle and made find it hard to adapt to how the navy is. For the budget was not high but made it work with what they had. And it made everyone I know happy,sad,and fruitful. I like the fact that the Michael Sellers made the effort to get production with the aircraft carrier. clever. Everything shown was actually in a building that existed, unlike other movies they have to make the scene, here again Clever mike used natural resources to make it come together. Wonderful movie just remember open your thoughts.


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