14th July 2010


All Genres:
Drama, War

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA


Languages: English

Director: John Sayles



Cast: Chris Cooper … Col. Hardacre
Garret Dillahunt … Lt. Compton
DJ Qualls … Zeke
Dane DeHaan … Gil
Lucas Neff … Shanker
Yul Vazquez … Padre Hidalgo
Stephen Taylor … Private Bates
James Parks … Sgt. Runnels
Bill Tangradi … Dutch
Joel Torre … Rafael
John Arcilla … Nenong
Irma Adlawan … Josefa
Ronnie Lazaro … SImon
Rio Locsin … Corazon
Bembol Roco … Policarpio


Plot: AMIGO, the 17th feature film from Academy Award-nominated writer-director John Sayles, stars legendary Filipino actor Joel Torre as Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer (Chris Cooper) to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla fighters. But Rafael's brother (Ronnie Lazaro) is the head of the local guerillas, and considers anyone who cooperates with the Americans to be a traitor. Rafael quickly finds himself forced to make the impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by ordinary civilians in an occupied country. A powerful drama of friendship, betrayal, romance and heartbreaking violence, AMIGO is a page torn from the untold history of the Philippines, and a mirror of today's unresolvable conflicts. Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Village  American  Filipino  Friendship  Uniform   See »


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