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I don't think the script did it justice but the acting did.
A look at war-ravaged Nicaragua during the Somozoa regime and the revolution that brought it down, through the eyes and camera lenses of some very brave journalists.
Necessary movie about the Nicaraguan war, that needs some time to get going.
Should have been better.
I found this movie sanctimonious 30 years ago and I find it so now. I still like it simply because I like the subject, the period, and the cast; but for all its alleged moral conundrums and shades of gray, at its heart it is really a self-congratulatory liberal happy-movie. In it a character who supports Somoza exclaims, "In twenty years we'll see who's right!" Thirty years later I'm more confident than ever he was. Reagan and Bush caught a lot of flack for their policies, but the record speaks for itself. By 1993 practically the only country in all of Latin America that was not a democracy was that erstwhile favorite of the Left, Cuba. Perhaps Hollywood will make a movie based on that, but I doubt it.
Interesting and well acted.
Hackman and Nolte as journalists covering the escalating conflict in Nicaragua in 1979. Got better in the second half. Didn't love this film but I think they did a great job on getting the atmosphere and setting of a third world nation in a state of civil war. Was glad to see pitcher Denny Martinez had a strong fan following before his Montreal Expos days.
Maybe its my abhorance and dislike of any of joanne cassidy acting, but this rings earnest, yet false.
Great movie. Very suspenseful, very touching, with great performances from Nolte and Cassidy.
Started off great but then just slowly but surely went down the drain!