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Friendly Fire (1998)

Ação Entre Amigos (original title)
Brazil in the early 70s. Miguel, Eloi, Osvaldo and Paolo take part in armed attacks against the military dictatorship. They pay a heavy price with torture and arrest. Today the four friends... See full summary »

Director:

Beto Brant

Writers:

Marçal Aquino (screenplay), Marçal Aquino (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Leonardo Villar Leonardo Villar ... Correia
Helio Lahal Helio Lahal ... Passageiro do ônibus
Zécarlos Machado Zécarlos Machado ... Miguel (as Zé Carlos Machado)
Cacá Amaral Cacá Amaral ... Elói
Carlos Meceni Carlos Meceni ... Paulo
Genésio de Barros Genésio de Barros ... Osvaldo
Melina Anthís Melina Anthís ... Lúcia
Rodrigo Brassoloto Rodrigo Brassoloto ... Young Miguel
Sergio Cavalcante Sergio Cavalcante ... Young Elói
Herberson Hoerbe Herberson Hoerbe ... Young Paulo
Douglas Simon Douglas Simon ... Young Osvaldo
José Mayer José Mayer
Fernando Torres Fernando Torres ... Hugo Assis
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Storyline

Brazil in the early 70s. Miguel, Eloi, Osvaldo and Paolo take part in armed attacks against the military dictatorship. They pay a heavy price with torture and arrest. Today the four friends still see each other. Only Miguel is politically active. On a photograph from a political meeting in Sao Paolo he recognises the policeman who tortured them 25 years ago and who was responsible for the death of Miguel's girlfriend. The policeman has been officially dead for a few years. On one of their fishing trips together, Miguel tells his friends of his discovery. When they hunt down and confront their nemesis they come into conflict with both themselves and each other. Written by <ftwaeoi@yahoo.com>

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Até onde seus amigos estão com você?

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friendly Fire See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

In the end titles, dialogs from different moments of the movie are played again with music of the soundtrack, while the credits go being displayed. After the last line of the credits, one can hear "Acabou, Paulo! Acabou!" ('It's the end, Paulo! It's the end!') See more »

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16 February 2003 | by mifunesamuraiSee all my reviews

This film came blazing out, throwing us into the journey of four men who track down the chief torturer of their political prison past. They seek revenge but it all goes a little nasty. Too much happens in so little time with an over abundance of dialogue, that it never manages to build up into a fine suspense thriller. Maybe it just had a point to get across. But what?


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