Nov 162013

A Dangerous Life is a 1988 English-language Australian film about the final years of the Philippines under Ferdinand Marcos’ rule, from the assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr. in 1983 to the People Power EDSA Revolution in 1986 that ousted Marcos. The film focuses on American TV journalist Tony O’Neil (Gary Busey), who finds himself in the middle of key events that lead to the downfall of the Marcos regime. Originally airing on television as a mini-series that ran for a total of six hours, the film was edited to 162 minutes for the home video release.

The film was shot on location in Sri Lanka, mostly due to hostilities the producers experienced in Manila while filming The Year of Living Dangerously in 1982.

Webmasters Note: Having watched the 6 Part Mini Series by HBO the chopped version for public release is likely the reason for so many negative reviews, too much valuable history has been chopped out. If anyone has the original, and is willing to share it with us, we would love to have a copy, even if its in video format of VHS or Beta. Please contact us at reinier(at)

We do understand this is a fictional remake of the events that took place, however for the sake of those to young to remember, we feel the movie could give you a better understanding of the desperate and dangerous events of the past.

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