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This United States/Philippine co-production examines how the real-life closing of the U.S. naval base at Subic Bay profoundly effected both the local Filipino community and the Americans who had served there. As the base's operations slowly wind down and naval manpower begins to dwindle, Commander Hamilton (Wolfgang Bodison) relies on three Navy SEALs to help keep the base secure. William Hawk (John Haymes Newton), a longtime soldier nearing the end of a tour of duty, is involved with Lisa Velasquez (Nannette Medved), a representative of the Mayor's office in nearby Olongapo City. Lisa has to deal with the economic crisis that the base's closing will doubtlessly bring to her community, as well as her own personal problems brought on by William's imminent departure and the strained relationship of her mother Anna (Daria Ramirez) and stepfather Ed (James Brolin). Paul Bladon (Alexis Arquette), another SEAL with the Subic Bay base, is the son of a U.S. Senator (Michael York), who will be visiting Subic Bay for the base's closing ceremonies. Sen. Bladon is bringing along Paul's girlfriend Angela (Maureen Flannigan), though Paul has fallen in love with Emma (Alma Concepcion), a former prostitute who now plans to marry Paul. The third SEAL, John Stryzack (Corin Nemec), is furious over what he sees as America's betrayal of its responsibilities in the Philippines; he winds up behind bars after a violent incident, but he plans to escape to assassinate Sen. Bladon, whom he believes is responsible for the closing of the base. Rae Dawn Chong also appears as a U.S. military investigator. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Corin Nemec
as John Stryzack
Nanette Medved
as Lisa
Rae Dawn Chong
as Danzig
Alexis Arquette
as Paul Bladen
Angel Aquino
as Maria
James Brolin
as Ed Johnson
Michael York
as Sen. Bladon
Wolfgang Bodison
as Jack Hamilton
Alma Concepcion
as Amma Salazar
Maureen Flannigan
as Angela
Alma Concepcion
as Amma Salazar
Angel Aquino
as Maria
Wolfgang Bodison
as Jack Hamilton
Rae Dawn Chong
as Danzig
Michael York
as Sen. Bladon
Alexis Arquette
as Paul Bladen
James Brolin
as Ed Johnson
Corin Nemec
as John Stryzack
Nanette Medved
as Lisa

Crew

Thierry Notz
Director
Michael D. Sellers
Producer
Michael D. Sellers
Screenwriter
Fred Bailey
Screenwriter
Ricardo Lee
Screenwriter
Robert Couttie
Screenwriter
Sharone Meir
Cinematographer
Roy Hay
Composer (Music Score)
Pamela Vlastas
Co-producer
Charo Santos-Concio
Executive Producer
Ed Rue
Sound/Sound Designer
Robin Ray
Casting
Ed Mitchell
Casting
Lorna Gordon
Casting
Dan Reardon
Line Producer
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