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Salvador

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Original title
Salvador
Year
Running time
120 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Oliver Stone, Richard Boyle (Story: Richard Boyle)
Music
Georges Delerue
Cinematography
Robert Richardson
Cast
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Producer
Hemdale Film Corporation
Genre
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.
Awards
1986: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actor (James Woods), Original Screenplay
1986: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
1986: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actor (James Woods). 6 Nominations
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