Proof of Life

Synopsis: Americans Alice and Peter Bowman have traveled from third world country to third world country working on humanitarian projects. They are currently in Tecala, a country nestled in the Andes, as Peter, an engineer, has been hired by QUAD Carbon, an oil company - the moral "enemy" - to lead a project to construct a dam to prevent what is the constant flooding in the country. Alice and Peter eventually learn that QUAD Carbon cares nothing about the dam, which is just a smoke-screen to get an oil pipeline approved and built. Despite loving each other, they have had problems in the marriage of late because of being in Tecala, where Alice has not been able to find her place, and needing to deal with the aftermath of Alice's recent miscarriage. On his way to work one day, Peter, along with a group of others, are random kidnap victims of left wing guerrillas, the Liberation Army of Tecala (ELT), whose reason for being has changed from a political agenda to a monetary one, primarily getting sai
Director(s): Taylor Hackford
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
135 min

We've got to go to this thing tonight.

The dinner. The charity event.

You're kidding, right?

No. l'm getting completely screwedhere.

None ofmy equipment's here.

None ofthe stufftheypromised.

l've got 60 guys running around thejungle

with nothing to do.

Something is really messed up here.

l'm going to pin

these bastards down tonight.

You really want to put me

at a table full of oil executives?

They're big boys. They can stand up

to a little hippie like you.

Can I tell them what I think of them?

lf you really want to skip it--

No, l'll go, l'll be there.

And l'll be on my best behavior.


Thank you, Alice. I mean it.

l'llhave to borrow a dress from Norma.

Get Sandro to drop my tux by the airfield

before he stops back andpicks you up.

Yeah, don't worry about it.

Please don't leave me hanging out there

with thosepeople.

Andbe careful.

l will. I love you.

Peter, what's happening?

What about the equipment?

Everything is taken care of.

l'm meeting with the guys

from Quad Carbon tonight.

His mom said

he was exactly the same as a baby.

She's right, you know.

Hey, baby.

l was worried about you.

-l told you he'd make it.

-Hi, Peter.

-Let's find our tables.

-We'll see you inside.

Look at you,

all decked out in Norma's duds.

lt's my debut as a corporate wife.

Whatever it is... is working.

l'm dressing like this all the time now.

You ought to come around more often.

-l guess I got some making up to do.

-l guess so.

l just want to know

what the hell is going on.

-Nobody called?


l was there all day.

Hey, y'all. Sorry we're late.

-Where is everybody?

-Nobody called you?

Are you shitting me?

Fellner, Buddy and their gang left

for Houston this morning. A powwow.

Peggy said if he was going, she was going.

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Tony Gilroy

Anthony Joseph "Tony" Gilroy is an American screenwriter and filmmaker. He wrote the screenplays for the Bourne series starring Matt Damon, among other successful films, and directed the fourth film of the franchise. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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