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Under Fire (1983)

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This gripping, emotional story of a roving photographer's transformation from a neutral artist with a camera to an involved human rights activist with a camera begins in Chad, travels to Nicaragua in the early 1980s, and ends when the Nicaraguan dictator Somoza takes off for the palm trees and beaches of Florida. Nick Nolte brilliantly interprets his role as the photographer Russell Price, and Joanna Cassidy is Claire, the radio journalist he meets while in Chad, along with her lover, Time

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Clayton Frohman

Sep 4, 2001

Vestron Video

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (2) | DVD (1)

Director Roger Spottiswode, after a couple of earlier actioners, has great potential.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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A thrilling film, with a head, a heart, and muscle.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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This is the kind of movie that almost always feels phony, but "Under Fire" feels real.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Means well but it is fatally confused.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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[Spottiswoode] succeeds brilliantly in creating the chaotic last days of Somoza's government while at the same time incisively evaluating the moral dilemma faced by war correspondents.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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A timely political drama, well acted by Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman.

May 7, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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above-average battle movie

February 26, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

Presents a fascinating look at a journalist caught up in the tensions and violence in Nicaragua's civil war

July 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Spottiswoode captures the random terror of the war zone, the press corps's acute journalistic instinct for story and survival, and the appalling moral dilemmas that reporters must confront.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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Three outstanding performances highlight this gritty drama.
March 23, 2008
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Riveting little political thriller that seems to be all but forgotten!
January 9, 2008
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    1. Hub Kittle: That's not my blood.
    – Submitted by George P (9 months ago)
    1. Russell Price: I had to make a decision. I think I made the wrong one.
    – Submitted by George P (9 months ago)
    1. Oates: I got more of a bit part here, but I'm not that good.
    – Submitted by Jesse K (19 months ago)
    1. Claire Stryder: I have round heels.
    – Submitted by Jesse K (19 months ago)
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