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Salvador (1986)

Cast: James Woods, James Belushi, John Savage, Kara Glover, Elpidia Carrillo

Director(s): Oliver Stone

Language: English

Genre: Historical Drama


Oliver Stone's first overtly political film, SALVADOR is a passionate protest against the savagery unleashed by fascist thugs in El Salvador during the early 1980s with the complicity of the U.S. government. It stars James Woods as combat photojournalist Richard Boyle, an erratic, cynical character with a taste for all things chemical. Hearing rumors of war, he and Dr. Rock (Jim Belushi), another free spirit, head for El Salvador by car. After viewing a right-wing officer's collection of severed... [Get complete synopsis]


motleymitch wrote on February 21, 2006, 12:06 pm
James Woods rules.
This film was so intense thematically, but Woods (and surprisingly, James Belushi) bring such a perfect mix of lighthearted paranoia and cynicism to it. That's not to say the film is to be taken lightly - there's one scene (the rape and murder of some nuns) that has forever been lodged in my mind as one of the most uncomfortable of film scenes to get over. That unpleasantness aside, it's a joy to watch Woods chew his way through this stuff.
Hey, the guy kills vampires fer chrissakes!

Jefferygn wrote on February 21, 2006, 1:38 pm
Yup... great freakin' movie.

And yes, those nuns getting killed is still burned in on my cerebral cortex...

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