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Amigo






Amigo

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Release Year: 2010
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Languages: English
Director: John Sayles
Sound: Dolby Digital
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  • The greatest superpower is love

  • Writing by: John Sayles – written by

    Produced by: Arleen Cuevas – line producer
    Mario Ontal – co-producer
    Maggie Renzi – producer
    Margie Templo – line producer
    Joel Torre – co-producer

    Cast: Chris Cooper – Col. Hardacre
    DJ Qualls – Zeke
    Garret Dillahunt – Lt. Compton
    Lucas Neff – Shanker
    Dane DeHaan – Gil
    Yul Vazquez – Padre Hidalgo
    James Parks – Sgt. Runnels
    Bill Tangradi – Dutch
    Joel Torre – Rafael
    Stephen Taylor – Private Bates
    Bembol Roco – Policarpio

    Music: Sep Caton Lee Devaney Larissa Rate
    Official Website: Visit Website


    Plot Outline:

    A fictional account of events during the Philippine-American War.


    Plot: AMIGO, the 17th feature film from Academy Award-nominated writer-director John Sayles, stars legendary Filipino actor Joel Torre as Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer (Chris Cooper) to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla fighters. But Rafael's brother (Ronnie Lazaro) is the head of the local guerillas, and considers anyone who cooperates with the Americans to be a traitor. Rafael quickly finds himself forced to make the impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by ordinary civilians in an occupied country. A powerful drama of friendship, betrayal, romance and heartbreaking violence, AMIGO is a page torn from the untold history of the Philippines, and a mirror of today's unresolvable conflicts.

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