Formosa Betrayed

Synopsis: In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. His investigation takes him across the Pacific to the island nation of Taiwan, where with the help of the outspoken widow and an unlikely spy, he learns that the Professor's killing was not a random act, but a desperate move by a scandalous government intent on keeping its nefarious activities under wraps. Our detective soon finds himself on a collision course against the U.S. State Department, the Chinese Mafia, and the Nationalist Chinese Government - in a land where the truth is not what it seems and the only people he can trust, cannot be trusted at all. Inspired by actual events.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Adam Kane
Production: Screen Media Ventures
  3 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min


Portuguese sailors called it

Formosa, or Beautiful Island.

After the Second World War

went to the Republic of China

But most Western

know it as Taiwan.

All FBI agents are

asked to take an oath

when they form in

Academy in Quantico.

Not just a bunch of words.

That's why I entered.

I love America

and I think it's worth

defend it with my life.

In 1983, the FBI sent me to Taiwan

to assist in a

murder case

of an American citizen.

It was there that I met Ming, a

Man subjected to an injustice.

that shook my faith

in our constitution,

my belief in justice

and the fundamentals of

Our U.S. government.

Welcome to Airport

International Chiang Kai-Shek.


He is with me.

I just bought you

a little time.

Are you okay?


Take this.

What the hell happened?

Begin to tell me right now

or I'm not able to protect him!

- Come!

- You have no authority here.

Here is Taiwan.

And if you have not noticed,

I'm their only link

with their civil rights.


Two weeks before

Henry Wen was murdered

by mafia

why you're here.

Hey, this is the first.

First I think this rivalry

with the feds suck.

I just want to get

the bad guys.

I'm with you.

Lisa, I like

girls straight.

It's Detective Gilbert,

Braxton agent.

We found a

abnormality in the X-ray.

The throat was scratched.

Most autopsies would

straightforward, this was an exception.

We found that the trachea.

- It's Chinese?

- Taiwanese, actually.

I think it must have conecxo

Patriots with the Blood Iron,

a gang of Taiwan.

Blood Iron Patriot?

Is. And it was found

at the scene.

This cigarette brand is not

sold here in the U.S..

The evidence points one

outside my jurisdiction.

It should be a detective.

Lakecrest School

Henry Wen was

professor of economics.

That is what we teach today?

There seems a normal course.

Found something

to connect him to the Taiwanese mafia?


Nothing in the house.

The widow was very helpful,

which certainly is not typical

in crimes carried out by the Mafia.

They killed him by

because of his job.

They were spies ...

watching you

Something with the university?

We interviewed teachers

and students.

He was very dear,


taught economics and apparently

was writing a book.

- What was the book?

- Nobody seems to know.

At least that's what they say.

Actually we were celebrating

the execution of Henry

The night he

was murdered.

He came to this country

still young,

expert in

number theory

and now he was honored

with its realization

with stability

in record time.

As a man of

great integrity.

We hope to have many years

wonderful together.

Let's raise our glasses

to Professor Henry Wen.


When we shall hear

new book on Henry?

What book?

He was well known

the Chinese community,

newspapers, etc ...

Can you think of any reason

for someone wanting to kill him?

Apparently he

openly criticized

rallies in the current

Taiwan government.

I can not imagine

economic theories of Henry

causing something else

than arguments.

But his wife suggested that

was because of work?

She said the

were spying.

It was perhaps with

afraid to talk about the mafia.

- She was scared.

- That's understandable.

She mentioned

two types suspects

guarding the park

in front of the house

This was confirmed

by a neighbor.

I saw two guys sitting

on their bikes.

- Could you be more specific?

- They looked oriental.

I could not

see them very well,

but sat right there in

their bikes smoking cigarettes.

I saw them twice,

Both times,

I was leaving for

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