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Formosa Betrayed (2009)

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An FBI agent while unveiling a series of international conspiracy is embroiled in a set of political intrigue.

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Adam Kane

Writers:

Will Tiao (story), Katie Swain (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Van Der Beek ... Jake Kelly
Wendy Crewson ... Susan Kane
John Heard ... Tom Braxton
Will Tiao ... Ming
Tzi Ma ... Kuo
Leslie Hope ... Lisa Gilbert
Kenneth Tsang ... General Tse
Chelcie Ross ... Daltry
Mintita Wattanakul Mintita Wattanakul ... Maysing
Adam Wang ... Lee
Nirut Sirichanya ... Dr. Huang
Thienchai Jayasvasti Jr. Thienchai Jayasvasti Jr. ... Captain Chen (as Tom Jay)
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Chief Loh
Pathomporn Tempark Pathomporn Tempark ... Ming's Wife
Napatcha Suthimaithee Napatcha Suthimaithee ... Ming's Daughter
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Storyline

In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. His investigation takes him across the Pacific to the island nation of Taiwan, where with the help of the outspoken widow and an unlikely spy, he learns that the Professor's killing was not a random act, but a desperate move by a scandalous government intent on keeping its nefarious activities under wraps. Our detective soon finds himself on a collision course against the U.S. State Department, the Chinese Mafia, and the Nationalist Chinese Government - in a land where the truth is not what it seems and the only people he can trust, cannot be trusted at all. Inspired by actual events. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

a search for Truth - a quest for Justice - a fight for Freedom

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az elárult sziget See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,326, 28 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$225,341, 2 May 2010
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Formosa Films,Living Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When released on DVD on November 5, 2010, it was the number 1 selling DVD, and set records for one day and one-week sales in Taiwan. See more »

Goofs

The 24 hour unshaven look worn by James Van Der Beek was not in existence in the film setting of 1983. It was considered dirty and untidy, and unless undercover no FBI agency would have allowed an agent to appear unshaved. See more »

Quotes

Tom Braxton: You gotta be true to yourself, huh? Do the right thing, only you know what that is?
Jake Kelly: That's very Chinese of you Tom.
Tom Braxton: Yeah, coming from you I'll take that as a compliment.
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Great Movie. Surpassed my expectations!!!
27 October 2009 | by AlexFURDSee all my reviews

Hey Crapone! You should see the movie for yourself instead of making things out from the internet! Obviously you haven't read Formosa Betrayed book either.

Uganda Genocide, Armenian Genocide, Tibetan Genocide, Darfur Genocide, Muslim Uyghur Turks Genocide... The truth will always prevail. When people learn to admit the truth, then we can all forgive and move on.

Movies have a way of teaching us the truth in people and this movie should be recognized for it's excellence in story, acting, filming and for showing the truth.

Thank you for putting your money, time and effort in making this film!

Peace to all : ) ... even for all you haters out there!


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