DirectorBruno Barreto Initial DVD releaseDecember 7, 2004 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateMay 11, 1990 (1990-05-11) Based onMurder Under Two Flags
by Anne Nelson WriterAnne Nelson (book), Evan Jones (screenplay), John Strong (screenplay) CastKevin Spacey (Frank Curtin), Amy Irving, Andy Garcia (Luis Angel Mora), Robert Duvall (Howard), Lou Diamond Phillips (Jesus Fuentes) Similar moviesEyewitness (1981)
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A Show of Force is a 1990 American thriller drama film directed by Bruno Barreto. The film is based on events and theories surrounding the Maravilla Hill case in Puerto Rico adapted from Anne Nelson's book, "Murder Under Two Flags."
In 1978, Kate Melendez (Amy Irving) is a television news reporter who investigates the mysterious deaths of two radical Puerto Rican activists. The government claims they were terrorists while others claim the two were merely student activists. Despite threats to her own life, Melendez investigates the deaths, gradually leading her to conclude that undercover American agents were responsible for framing the activists as terrorists, and then murdering them.