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Noriega: God's Favorite (2000)

The story of Panamanian general Manuel Antonio 'Tony' Noriega, whose meteoric career, from utter poverty, as a soldier and CIA informant who also served as source to various other powers ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Writer:

Lawrence Wright
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Hoskins ... Manuel Noriega
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Nuncio
Rosa Blasi ... Vicky Amador
Luis Avalos ... President Nicky Barletta
Denise Blasor ... Felicidad Noriega
Nestor Carbonell ... Major Giroldi
Tony Plana ... Colonel Diaz-Herrera
Sabi Dorr Sabi Dorr ... Irwin
John Verea ... Father Jorge
Richard Masur ... Mark
David Marshall Grant ... Drug Dealer
Michael Sorich ... Fidel Castro
Jorge Luis Abreu Jorge Luis Abreu ... Witch Doctor
Edward Edwards ... Oliver North
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Africa ... Adela Giroldi
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The story of Panamanian general Manuel Antonio 'Tony' Noriega, whose meteoric career, from utter poverty, as a soldier and CIA informant who also served as source to various other powers and even the Colombian drug mafia he claims to fight valiantly to please CIA director and later U.S. president Bush Sr., starts when he confesses to a priest, reminiscing how he has experienced such luck that he believes himself to be God's favorite- each time he takes more risks people tell him he went too far, but always seems to get away with it. In his marriage, he is constantly unfaithful to Felicidad 'Fela', notably with his mistress Vicky Amador. After public opinion, domestic and U.S., was scandalize by the brutal torture, rape and decapitation of generally respected Dr. Hugo Spadafora, he sees to it that the blame goes to President Nicky Barletta, only one year in office. When he feels forced to destroy a drug lab of the Medellin cartel he accepted payment from, even Fidel Castro tells him a ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Metro Manila, Philippines

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Al Pacino signed on to play Noriega for $10m on a pay or play basis. When the project didn't go ahead, Pacino declined to take the paycheck, telling Oliver Stone he'd wait to get paid if he worked with him in the future. The pair later re-teamed for " Any Given Sunday ". See more »

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Major Giroldi: With God and the gringos on our side, how can we fail?
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just one thing
23 February 2001 | by cz_frebieSee all my reviews

this movie here about Noriega i have to say is very good, I was born and raised in Panama, and I believe that this movie does not portray the life of Noriega like it really should be, I think that they needed to do a bit more research in order have made a better movie.


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