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52 Ratings

Under Fire

Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
United States, Mexico, 1983
Drama, War


Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979.

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Under Fire Directed by Roger Spottiswoode

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1984 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Score

BAFTA Awards

1985 | Nominee: Best Editing

Golden Globes (USA)

1984 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1984 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Actress

1984 | 3rd place: Best Cinematography

Critics reviews

The ideas and characters of Under Fire seem less complex and compelling to me now than in 1983, but in the age of American Sniper—a film that seems more perplexing and problematic the more I think about it—the ever-shifting moral equations of Spottiswoode’s movie, written by Clayton Frohman and future director Ron Shelton, are certainly worth pondering.
May 24, 2015
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