Universal/Polygram/Guber-Peters (Edward Lewis &
W: Costa-Gavras & Donald
Stewart [based on the book by Thomas Hauser]
DP: Ricardo Aronovich
Ed: Françoise Bonnot
Jack Lemmon (Ed Horman), Sissy
Spacek (Beth Horman), Melanie Mayron (Terry Simon), John Shea (Charles Horman), Charles Cioffi (Capt. Ray Tower)
A near excellent political thriller set in unnamed
South American country amid civil unrest. During a curfew under martial law, a young journalist goes missing and his wife and father unite to discover his whereabouts and
discover truths about America's involvement into the military coup.
The performances from Jack Lemmon & Sissy
Spacek make this a gripping watch and the taut direction and screenplay by Constantin Costa-Gavras cannot be faulted.