Amigo, formerly known as Baryo, is a film set during the Spanish-American war in the 1890s in the Philippines. It was written and directed by John Sayles. The film went into production in February 2010 in the Philippines and principal photography wrapped in March.
Amigo had its world premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. It had a limited theatrical release in the U.S. in August 2011. It has not yet been released on DVD, but it is available for streaming on Amazon (U.S. only).
Chris Cooper (Col. Hardacre), Garret Dillahunt (Lt. Compton), Yul Vazquez (Padre Hidalgo), DJ Qualls (Zeke), James Parks (Sgt. Runnels), Joel Torre (Rafael), Stephen Taylor (Private Bates), Bill Tangradi (Dutch), Irma Adlawan (Josefa), Bembol Roco (Policarpio), Dane DeHaan (Gil), Lucas Neff (Shanker), Rio Locsin (Corazon), Brian Lee Franklin (Cpl. Lynch), Art Acuna (Locsin)
Sayles’ fictionalized account of the Philippines-American War that took place between the countries at the turn of the century after two American privates killed three Filipino soldiers in a suburb of Manila. The incident turned into a bloody war that lasted two years as the Philippines Army used guerilla tactics to make up for being under-equipped to face the overwhelming American forces.
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