A Show of Force (1990)

R   |    |  Drama, Thriller

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An American journalist in Puerto Rico in 1978 investigates the death of nationalists who may have been murdered by the police.

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  • Robert Duvall and Amy Irving in A Show of Force (1990)
  • Andy Garcia in A Show of Force (1990)
  • Claribel Medina in A Show of Force (1990)
  • Amy Irving in A Show of Force (1990)
  • Amy Irving in A Show of Force (1990)
  • Amy Irving in A Show of Force (1990)

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2 October 2013 | MrOllie
| An Interesting but not memorable film.
We know that bad things happen and we get treated like mushrooms, but most of us probably prefer not to hear the all truth as it maybe too uncomfortable for us to accept. In this film which takes place in Puerto Rico,two young men are shot dead by the police because they where supposed to be terrorists who where planning an attack. In truth, this was not the case and reporter Kate Melendez played by Amy Irving sets out to prove that the two young men had been murdered. Kate who is the sort of Journalist who "Will not drop the case" even if she herself is in danger is played pretty well by Amy, but Lou Diamond Phillips takes the acting honours as Jesus Fuentes the police undercover agent. The film boasts a good cast which includes Robert Duvall, Kevin Spacey and Andy Garcia who sports a huge black beard which almost covers his entire face. I never really felt that the film dragged although there is not a lot of action in it. An interesting movie yes, but not I thought a particularly memorable one.

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Release Date:

11 May 1990


English, Spanish

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Puerto Rico

Box Office


$152,982 (USA)

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