A Show of Force (1990)

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By Scott Goldfine

In 1978, two college students were murdered in Puerto Rico as part of a political gambit. This drama, starring Amy Irving as a TV reporter, attempts to document the way it might have happened. Unfortunately, hazy plotting and awkward editing suppress what should have been an intriguing film.

Andy Garcia and Robert Duvall are wasted in supporting roles. Also stars Amy IrvingLou Diamond Phillips and Kevin Spacey. Rated R.

GRADE: C-

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