Amigo Movie 2011

Amigo_movie_posters_2011Movie: Amigo
Release Date: August 19, 2011 (limited)
Studio: Variance Films
Director: John Sayles
Screenwriter: John Sayles
Starring: Joel Torre, Garret Dillahunt, Chris Cooper, D.J. Qualls, Yul Vazquez, Tita Cecile, James Parks
Genre: Drama

Summary: John Sayles’ fictionalized account of the Philippines-American War that took place between the countries at the turn of the century after two American privates killed three Filipino soldiers in a suburb of Manila. The incident turned into a bloody war that lasted two years as the Philippines Army used guerilla tactics to make up for being under-equipped to face the overwhelming American forces.

Based on Sayles’ 1000-page historical fiction novel “Some Time in the Sun” which he spent years writing, the novel helped him raise the finances to get the project back on track as a film.

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