- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 5, 2001
- Originally Released: 1986
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: MAKING OF SALVADOR
- Audio Commentary: Oliver Stone - Director
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 03/05/1986
"...Plenty of speed, grit and grime....But [Stone] has more on his mind than action..."
Variety - 03/05/1986
"...Stone has gotten a great deal of visual and political material up on the screen, and it's all worth grappling with..."
A harrowing account of the experiences of American combat photojournalist Richard Boyle during the bloody El Salvador civil war of the early 1980s, SALVADOR marked Oliver Stone's emergence as a director with a passion for social and political issues. James Woods stars as the reckless Boyle, who takes off for Central America with his friend Dr. Rock (Jim Belushi) as the war heats up, fully equipped wth pharmaceutical enhancements. As the range and magnitude of the carnage become increasingly apparent and the extent of the Reagan administration's involvement revealed, Boyle begins to sober up both literally and physically.
Theatrical Release |
True Story |
- Shot in Mexico.
- Shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival February 28, 1985.
- James Woods's confession scene was entirely improvised.
- John Doe of the band X makes a cameo appearance as a restaurant owner. He later would play the owner of the Crashdown restaurant in the television series ROSWELL.