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Story

Director Oliver Stone (Platoon, JFK) offers up this brilliant, engrossing true-life account of the violent civil war in El Salvador as told through the perspective of a has-been journalist trying for one last grasp at glory and finding the true horror of war. James Woods is freelance journalist Richard Boyle, who leaves San Francisco broke with his drug-addled, disc-jockey buddy (Jim Belushi) to cover the escalating conflict and hopefully return to his former stature as a war correspondent. What he finds is a nation torn by random violence, shifting ideologies, poverty, and the malevolent influence of the United States. Boyle tries to make sense of the brutality he sees while extracting his girlfriend from the war zone and saving his own life. Featuring John Savage (The Deer Hunter) as an earnest photojournalist, this is a fascinating and riveting depiction of the bloody strife that tore apart a nation and mirrored the disillusionment of the Vietnam era. --Robert Lane

DVD Features

  • "Into The Valley Of Death" Documentary Featuring Interviews with Director Oliver Stone, James Woods, Jim Belushi and More
  • Audio Commentary by Director Oliver Stone
  • Approximately 25 Minutes Of Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Collectible Booklet
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Cast

James WoodsRichard Boyle
James BelushiDoctor Rock
Michael MurphyAmbassador Thomas Kelly
John SavageJohn Cassady
Elpidia CarrilloMaría
Tony PlanaMajor Maximiliano 'Max' Casanova
Colby ChesterJack Morgan
Cynthia GibbCathy Moore
Valerie WildmanPauline Axelrod
John DoeRoberto

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Oliver Stone
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 123 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaApr 23, 1986
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJun 5, 2001
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