- 2 hr 3 min
Salvador is a 1986 drama about the Salvadoran Civil War. The film was directed by Oliver Stone. James Woods plays an American journalist caught between the leftist guerrillas and the right wing military. The film throws a critical light on the U.S. support for the right wing Salvadoran government and paramilitary forces. The film focuses on the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero and four American churchwomen by the paramilitary death squads. Woods plays photojournalist Richard Boyle. Jim Belushi plays Woods colleague and sidekick in the film. Salvador is a gritty realistic war film that captures the trauma, horror, and turmoil that was ravaging El Salvador in the 1980s. This is one of the best films in Stone’s catalogue even though it did not fare well at the box office when it was released.