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Under Fire Movie

Movie Review for Under Fire


This 80’s movie portrays one of the many civil wars that occurred in Central America, and how a neutral photographer deals with it.

Under Fire DVD


Under Fire twirls around of the most turbulent times in the history of Nicaragua. Anastasio Somoza Debayle is the president, but also a dictator who ruled with an iron fist. He was the inheritor of a country that was managed by the Somoza family since the mid 1930’s.

So, when the photographer Russell Price starts to become a nuisance for the dictator, he will have to hide from the army in order to survive. Unfortunately, the only ones that can help him in Under Fire is the guerrilla financed by Cuba.


Russell Price - Nick Nolte
Oates - Ed Harris
Alex Grazier - Gene Hackman
Claire - Joanna Cassidy
Isela - Alma Martínez


Although the story of Under Fire is fictional, it was inspired in actual events.

The musical score of Under Fire was nominated by the Academy.

Academy Awards:

Jerry Goldsmith won for Best Original Score for Under Fire.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Under Fire was released to theatres on 10/21/1983 by Orion, and grossed $5,700,000 at the box office in the US.

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