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Under Fire
Directed by:
Roger Spottiswoode

Directed by Roger Spottiswoode, "Under Fire" (also known as "Sotto tiro") is a Drama/War film, released in the USA on October 21 of 1983 . Nick Nolte is starring, alongside Ed Harris, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Alma Martínez and Holly Palance.

Dateline: Central America. The First Casualty of War is the Truth.

Who is the director of "Under Fire":

Under Fire was directed by Roger Spottiswoode, a Canadian director, producer, and writer.

Before directing Under Fire, Roger Spottiswoode had directed Terror Train, released in 1980. Since, he directed The Best of Times, released in 1986, Turner & Hooch (1989), Air America (1990), Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992), Mesmer (1994), and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).

What was the release date of "Under Fire":

Under Fire was first released in the United States on Friday, October 21, 1983. Also released on this day were Americana (dir. David Carradine), All the Right Moves (dir. Michael Chapman), The Dead Zone (dir. David Cronenberg), and The Right Stuff (dir. Philip Kaufman). This was thirty-five (35) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, June 13, 1984 in France; Friday, November 11, 1983 in Germany; Monday, January 30, 1984 in Spain and on Saturday, November 09, 1985 in Japan.

What is the cast of "Under Fire":

At the casting of Under Fire we find Nick Nolte, previously seen in 48 Hrs. (1982) and Heart Beat (1980); Ed Harris (Creepshow (1982), Knightriders (1981)); Gene Hackman (Reds (1981), All Night Long (1981)) [ more... ]

  • Gene Hackman and Ed Harris have both also be seen in The Firm, released in 1993.
  • Gene Hackman and Ed Harris can be seen in Absolute Power, released in 1997.
  • Nick Nolte and Richard Masur also worked together in Who'll Stop the Rain, released in 1978.
  • Hamilton Camp and Gene Hackman also worked together in All Night Long, released in 1981.

What is the Storyline of "Under Fire":

Nicaragua 1979: Star photographer Russel Price (Nick Nolte) covers the civil war against president Somoza. Facing the cruel fighting - people versus army - it's often hard for him to stay neutral. When the Guerillas have him take a picture of the leader Rafael, who's believed to be dead, he gets drawn into the happenings. Together with his reporter friends Claire (Joanna Cassidy) and Alex (Gene Hackman) he has to hide from the army.


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