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Goodbye America (1997)

In 1992 the US Navy closes its base at Subic Bay. A trio of Navy SEALS are involved with island women. Hawk, an idealist, the amiable Bladon who is deeply in love with a prostitute, and the increasingly mentally unbalanced Stryzack.

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Thierry Notz

Writers:

Michael D. Sellers (story) (as Michael Sellers), Bob Couttie (story) (as Robert Couttie) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wolfgang Bodison ... Commander Hamilton
Corin Nemec ... John Stryzack
John Newton ... William Hawk (as John Haymes Newton)
Alexis Arquette ... Paul Bladon
Rae Dawn Chong ... Special Agent Danzig
Nanette Medved Nanette Medved ... Lisa Velasquez
Alma Concepcion ... Emma Salazar
James Brolin ... Ed Johnson
Angel Aquino ... Maria Salazar
Daria Ramirez ... Anna
Richard Joson Richard Joson ... Jimmy cruz
Raymond Bagatsing ... Jess Santiago
Maureen Flannigan ... Angela
Michael York ... Senator Bladon
Michael D. Sellers ... Special Agent Cooper (as Michael Sellers)
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It is November 1992 and the US Navy is preparing to surrender its largest overseas facility at Subic Bay, Philippines, after almost a century. For both countries, and for the navy, it is a time of change. With manpower low US Navy SEALS are helping protect the base, including William Hawk, John Stryzack and Paul Bladon headed by Commander Hamilton. Olongapo City, beside the base faces an uncertain future. Lisa Velasquez is part of the local Mayor's team that wants to turn the base into a new city. Emma Salazar, a one-time bar-girl now engaged to marry Bladon, sees her own future under threat with the impending arrival of Bladon's senator father, and Bladon's American girlfriend, Angela. For Hawk, the quiet, thoughtful professional on his last tour it is a time of decision and he finds himself in conflict with the prickly Lisa. Lisa herself is facing the abandonment of her mother, Anna by her American stepfather, Ed Johnson. Emma's innocent sister, Maria arrives unexpectedly planning ... Written by Bob Couttie <rcouttie@newprint.com>

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For Love, For Honor, For Country... There is a price See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1997 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Adiós América See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

PHP75,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,635
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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tasteless
29 June 2001 | by prime_boy27See all my reviews

The main villain's performance wasn't that bad. The Philippine cast was quite ok especially Nanette Medved and Raymond Bagatsing. The missing points are: the storyline, the photography and the somewhat boring performances of some of the American actors. I'd give it a 4/10 rating.


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