- Original title
- Running time
- 120 min.
- United States
Oliver Stone, Richard Boyle (Story: Richard Boyle)
José Carlos Ruíz,
Hemdale Film Corporation
Drama | El Salvador Civil War. Journalism. Photography. Based On A True Story
- Synopsis / Plot
- A journalist, down on his luck in the US, drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980 military dictatorship, including the assasination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. Meanwhile he has to find a way of protecting his Salvadorean girlfriend and getting her out of the country.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actor (James Woods), Original Screenplay
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actor (James Woods). 6 Nominations
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