Critics of the film point to a muddled and sometimes unbelievable unravelling of the plot. Berenger and Winger are amazing in their roles. Winger's performance was praised by some reviewers, who felt she was successful in conveying complex and mixed emotions throughout. There are a couple of scenes very similar to this as well. You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. Here were people I believed in, involved in a story that no one could believe in.
The image here is of the devil riding close behind. The sheer brilliance of the director left me wondering if this film was really made in 1988. Throwing caution to the wind, she falls in love with Simmons, a veteran who appears to command the respect of the local community. Betrayed ends like an open-ended question. Upon the first ten minutes of this film, you would probably assume that it was a love story. The young girl was annoying. A short while later, her suspicions are aroused by talk of family secrets and as more chilling events unfold, Katie is exposed to the fact that Gary is the leader of a group involved in heinous, often gut-wrenching, acts of racial violence.
Polaire , Bill Conti , Patrick Blossier , Joële Van Effenterre , Mary Goldberg , Patrizia von Brandenstein , Stephen Geaghan , Jim Erickson , Joe I. After it is done, he runs out into the rain behind Berenger wrapped in a plastic tarp. Although not convicted two members of the white supremacist group, The Order, were convicted of violating his civil rights and sentenced to 190 years in prison. It is reprehensible to put a sequence like that in a film intended as entertainment, no matter what the motives of the characters or the alleged importance to the plot. Winger giving the best performance that I have ever seen her do, while Berenger takes a character riddled with evil and makes him human.
This film did nothing close to that. When I first began this film, I was expecting a very true Hollywood production. They get on well, and she also gets on with his children. I know that members of one of them were recently convicted of the murder of Alan Berg, the liberal Denver talk show host whose murder inspired this story. One was the heavy-handed way in which the plot sets up Winger for danger. I imagine that Costa-Gavras, whose left-wing credentials are impeccable, saw this scene as necessary to his indictment of the racist underworld he was exposing.
A short while later, her suspicions are aroused by talk of family secrets and as more chilling events unfold, Katie is exposed to the fact that Gary is the leader of a group involved in heinous, often gut-wrenching, acts of racial violence. Be prepared if you see this for some embarrassing, yet disturbing images of ethnic hatred in this film. Throwing caution to the wind, she falls in love with Simmons, a veteran who appears to command the respect of the local community. Betrayed Betrayed is a 1988 English Film stars Debra Winger , Joe Eszterhas , Costa-Gavras , Tom Berenger , John Heard , Betsy Blair , John Mahoney , Ted Levine , Jeffrey DeMunn , Albert Hall , Fred Keating , David Clennon , Robert Swan , Richard Libertini , Maria Valdez , Brian Bosak , Alan Wilder , Terry David Mulligan , Timothy Hutton , Alan Wilder , Irwin Winkler , Joe Eszterhas , Hal W. Berenger asks Winger to stay on his farm when the harvest is over, and she does.
The white supremacist and white separatist movements were at their apex in the mid to late 1980's, with many organizations in Michigan, Florida, Washinton, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Montana and other states. Som ugerne går, og intet mistænkeligt dukker op, indleder Cathy et forhold til Gary. How can this honest, open-faced farmer from a world of Sunday church services and apple pie be a neo-Nazi killer? Costa-Gavras must have considered it a political film, Eszterhas undoubtedly saw it as a thriller, and Winger and Berenger, to give them full credit, interpret it as the complicated human stories of their characters. In too deep, Katie pleads with boss and mentor Michael Carnes to release her from the assignment, but he refuses, instead turning the screw on her mixed loyalties. There is a certain chemistry between them right from the start, and when she establishes a rapport with his two children, they begin to fall in love.
Meaning Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. Also, there were some dopey scenes to this film. Tom Berenger was so intimidated by her that Winger had to make coffee for him and kid with him the entire time to put him on ease. There were some parts that I felt I was the director of the film watching some bad lines happen between Berenger and Winger … but it was only a couple. Critics of the film point to a muddled and sometimes unbelievable unravelling of the plot. . Not much was handed to you on a silver platter.
Ultimately, she must betray either the man she loves or the country she has sworn to protect. There is one scene that stands out the most in my mind. Snart er Cathy stillet over for sit livs sværeste valg; skal hun forråde den familie, hun er kommet til at elske - eller skal hun gøre sin pligt for det land, hun har svoret at beskytte? But then also be prepared to see John Mahoney of Say Anything… fame do his best work ever. He asks her to stay on when the work is finished. Ultimately, she must betray either the man she loves or the country she has sworn to protect. It does not paint a pretty picture of our society. Over and over, I found myself asking why the Winger character, who is so intelligent, makes such stupid decisions in the film, inspiring her own betrayal.