Proof of Life


Review: Alice and Peter have just moved to a small Latin American nation called Tecala. He works for an American engineering and construction firm. One morning he is on his way into work and gets kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America. It is now her job to hire a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her husband.
Director: Taylor Hackford
Actors: Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse, Pamela Reed, David Caruso, Anthony Heald, Stanley Anderson, Gottfried John, Alun Armstrong, Michael Kitchen, Margo Matindale and Mario Ernesto Sanchez
Year: 2000
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance and Thriller
Conclusion: 3/5
I enjoyed this movie but wasn’t totally won over by it. There was nothing wrong with it but it filled the 2 hour gap perfectly. It was very well directed and acted. During the filming Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe became romantically involved. A year later Meg Ryan and her husband, Dennis Quaid, divorced. Apparently a more graphic sex scene was cut from the movie, reportedly because it reflected the real-life liaison between Crowe and Ryan. It is reported that Meg Ryan was paid $15 million for her work on the film. Harrison Ford was originally offered the lead role but turned it down. While filming this film the crew suffered frequent hailstorms and mudslides which destroyed the roads to locations. 23 members of the crew came down with a case of severe altitude sickness. There were two volcanic eruptions and, at one point, tear gas wafting onto the set from a nearby riot. Filmed on location in Equador. The scenery is the real star of the show. This obviously feels dated today. 


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