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  • TBC
  • Drama, War
  • 1983
  • 135 mins

Under Fire

Under Fire

About

Spottiswoode's thrilling film braves the front line with three American correspondents (Nolte, Hackman and Cassidy) sent to report on the Sandinista rebellion against Nicaragua's Somoza government during the late 1970s. Nolte excels as a hardened photographer whose objectivity is ground down by the injustice he witnesses. It had taken the real-life execution of an ABC reporter by Samoza's troops to bring the Nicaraguan conflict to the world's attention.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Holly Palance, Ed Harris, Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Alma Martinez
  • Director: Roger Spottiswoode
  • Writer: Clayton Frohman, Ron Shelton
  • Producer: Jonathan T Taplin
  • Photographer: John Alcott

In a nutshell

Spottiswoode captures the random terror of the war zone, the press corps's acute journalistic instinct for story and survival, and the appalling moral dilemmas that reporters must confront.

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