Category:Films set in Bolivia
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The following 20 pages are in this category, out of 20 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 20 pages are in this category, out of 20 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Blackthorn (film) – Blackthorn is a 2011 Western film directed by Mateo Gil and starring Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, and Stephen Rea. Blackthorn was filmed on location in La Paz, Potosí, initially released on iTunes on September 2,2011, the film was released theatrically in the United States on October 7,2011. He writes to her son, Ryan, who is in fact his own son, after years of raising horses and living a solitary life, Blackthorn sets off for Potosí to sell his horses. He tells his lover, Yana, that he see her again before leaving Bolivia. At Potosí, Blackthorn withdraws his savings from the bank, sells his horses, along the way, he is ambushed and nearly killed. He shoots his attacker, but not before Blackthorns horse, Cinco, the shooter is Eduardo Apodaca, a Spaniard mining engineer who claims he was shooting at pursuers. He begs Blackthorn to save him, and offers to share part of the $50,000 he stole from Simón Patiño, the money is hidden in an abandoned mine, and he will compensate Blackthorn for his help. Blackthorn and the Spaniard set out across the plateau with Patiños posse within a days pursuit. They reach the mine and find the money, but the posse catches up with them. Following a shootout, Blackthorn and the Spaniard escape with the money and they make their way to Blackthorns cabin, where the famous outlaw remembers his old friendships with the Sundance Kid and Etta Place, and how they escaped from Pinkerton Detective Mackinley. Yana joins the men at the cabin, and Blackthorn gives her a watch he won in a card game. At first she rejects it as a machine, but then accepts the gift as something to remember him by. Despite his asking her to one last night with him. Later that night, Yana returns to the cabin to stay with Blackthorn on his last night before leaving. The next morning, two members of the posse come to the cabin looking for the Spaniard, and in the ensuing gunfight, Blackthorn is wounded. A heartbroken Blackthorn and the Spaniard leave with the rest of the not far behind. They set out across the Uyuni salt flats, hoping to reach the coast where Blackthorn can find a boat to take him home, halfway across, the posse catches up to them, but Blackthorn and the Spaniard split up and are able to kill their pursuers and escape. When he reaches Tupiza, Blackthorn is treated by a doctor, for years Mackinley claimed that the two bandits killed at San Vincente were not Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and now he will finally be proven correct
2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. The pair and Sundances lover, Etta Place, flee to Bolivia in search of a successful criminal career. In 2003, the film was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being culturally, historically, the American Film Institute ranked Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as the 49th-greatest American film on its 100 Years.100 Movies list. In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and his closest companion is the laconic dead-shot Sundance Kid. The two return to their hideout at Hole-in-the-Wall to discover that the rest of the gang, irked at Butchs long absences, have selected Harvey Logan as their new leader, Harvey challenges Butch to a knife fight over the gangs leadership. To celebrate, Butch and Sundance visit a brothel in a nearby town and watch, amused. They then visit Sundances lover, schoolteacher Etta Place, on the second train robbery, Butch uses too much dynamite to blow open the safe, blowing up the baggage car. Butch and Sundance finally elude their pursuers by jumping from a cliff into a river far below and they learn from Etta that the posse has been paid by Union Pacific head E. H. Harriman to remain on their trail until Butch and Sundance are both killed. Butch convinces Sundance and Etta that the three should escape to Bolivia, which Butch envisions as a robbers paradise, on their arrival there, Sundance is dismayed by the living conditions and regards the country with contempt, but Butch remains optimistic. They discover that they know too little Spanish to pull off a bank robbery, with her as an accomplice, they become successful bank robbers known as Los Bandidos Yanquis. However, their confidence drops when they see a man wearing a white hat, Butch suggests going straight, and he and Sundance land their first honest job as payroll guards for a mining company. However, they are ambushed by bandits on their first run and their boss. Butch and Sundance ambush and kill the bandits, the first time Butch has ever shot someone, Etta recommends farming or ranching as other lines of work, but they conclude the straight life isnt for them. Sensing they will be killed if they return to robbery, Etta decides to go back to the United States, Butch and Sundance steal a payroll and the mules carrying it, and arrive in a small town. A boy recognizes the brand and alerts the local police. They take cover in a building but are both wounded, after Butch makes a futile attempt to run to the mules in order to bring more ammunition. As dozens of Bolivian soldiers surround the area, Butch suggests the next destination should be Australia. The film ends with a freeze frame shot on the pair charging out of the building, guns blazing, William Goldman first came across the story of Butch Cassidy in the late 1950s and researched it on and off for eight years before sitting down to write the screenplay
3. Che (2008 film) – Che is a two-part 2008 biopic about Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Benicio del Toro. Rather than follow a chronological order, the films offer an oblique series of interspersed moments along the overall timeline. Part Two is entitled Guerrilla and focuses on Guevaras attempt to bring revolution to Bolivia, both parts are shot in a cinéma vérité style, but each has different approaches to linear narrative, camerawork, and the visual look. Filmmaker Terrence Malick originally worked on a limited to Guevaras attempts to start a revolution in Bolivia. When financing fell through, Malick left the project, and Soderbergh subsequently agreed to direct the film, peter Buchman was hired to write the screenplay, the script was so long that Soderbergh decided to divide the film into two parts, one chronicling Cuba and other depicting Bolivia. Soderbergh shot the films back-to-back starting at the beginning of July 2007, with Guerrilla first in Spain for 39 days, Che was screened as a single film at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. Del Toro won the Best Actor Award, and the film received positive reviews. Strong box office led to the special roadshow edition being extended in N. Y. C. and L. A. The film was released as two films, titled Che Part 1, The Argentine and Che Part 2, Guerrilla. The Independent Film Channel released the films via video on demand, Che Parts I and II have grossed nearly $41 million USD, against a budget of $58 million USD. In Havana 1964, Che Guevara is interviewed by Lisa Howard who asks him if reform throughout Latin America might not blunt the message of the Cuban Revolution, in 1955, at a gathering in Mexico City, Guevara first meets Fidel Castro. He listens to Castro’s plans and signs on as a member of the July 26th Movement, Guevara deals with debilitating bouts of asthma as his group of revolutionaries meet up with Castro’s. Together, they attack an army barracks in the Sierra Maestra on May 28,1957, on October 15,1958, the guerrillas approach the town of Las Villas. The Battle of Santa Clara is depicted with Guevara demonstrating his skill as the guerrillas engage in street-to-street fighting and derail a train carrying Cuban soldiers. Near the film‘s end, they are victorious, with the Cuban Revolution now over, Guevara heads to Havana, remarking we won the war, the revolution starts now. The film is organized by the number of days that he was in the country, on Day 26, there is solidarity among Guevaras men despite his status as foreigner. By Day 67, Guevara has been set up for betrayal and he tries to recruit some peasants only to be mistaken for a cocaine smuggler. On Day 100, there is a shortage of food and Guevara exercises discipline to resolve conflicts between his Cuban and Bolivian followers, by Day 113, some of the guerrillas have deserted and the Bolivian Army has discovered their base camp
4. Che! (1969 film) – Che. is a 1969 American biographical drama film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Omar Sharif as Marxist revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara. The film tells of Che Guevara, a young Argentine doctor who proves his mettle during the Cuban guerilla war in the late 1950s and he gains the respect of his men and becomes the leader of a patrol. Fidel Castro is impressed by Guevaras tactics and discipline and makes him his chief advisor, when Castro defeats Cuban dictator Batista after two years of fighting, Guevara directs a series of massive reprisals, yet, Guevara dreams of fomenting a worldwide revolution. After Castro backs down during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Guevara accuses Castro of being a Soviet tool and decides to leave Cuba. Guevara lands in Bolivia, where he attempts to begin his dream of a peasant revolution. Each group is afraid were going to favor the other, the picture will be a character study, and I will only say that it is neither pro nor anti Guevera. The printing of his diary caused only minor changes to the picture, I consider our sources for information impeccable and I cannot tell you who they are. We are doing purely the story Che, the person, not the movement and we want to show what happened with the people who touched his life. Filming started in October in Puerto Rico, the island was chosen because South America was considered too politically unstable. The film received negative reviews at the time of its release. Che. was listed in the 1978 book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time. The 1977 Book of Lists labeled it a cardboard, pseudo-historical drama and noted that Poor Sharif is forced to deliver lines such as The peasant is like a flower, neither can survive or propagate without the other. Film critic Roger Ebert panned the film and the motivations for producing the drama, writing, From the beginning, hollywood was making a movie about Che Guevara. Probably because somebody smelled easy money, having been inspired by the figures on Che posters. The film score was composed, arranged and conducted by Lalo Schifrin, Che. at the Internet Movie Database Che. trailer at Amazon
5. Even the Rain – Additionally, the film was nominated as Spain’s entry for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Cognizant of his budget, Costa elects to film in Bolivia. There, impoverished locals are thrilled to earn just two dollars a day as extras in the film, and willingly engage in labor for set preparation. Costa saves many thousands of dollars by having underpaid extras perform tasks meant to be completed by experienced engineers. Sebastián casts a local man named Daniel in the role of Atuey, the Taíno chief who led a rebellion against Columbus and their first encounter with Daniel gives Costa pause and causes him to oppose his casting, but Sebastian gives him the role. Sebastian is unaware that Daniel is leading demonstrations against the real event of water privatization that the Bolivian government has agreed to. Filming begins smoothly despite the alcoholism of actor Anton, cast as Colón, Daniel pretends to acquiesce to Costas insistence that he stop protesting, but actually continues protesting and sustains facial wounds in a clash with the police. At this point, Costa bribes Daniel to wait for filming to conclude before participating in the rebellion again, Daniel agrees, accepting the money, but spends it on funding the protesters and remains involved, eventually becoming bloodied and imprisoned. Upon this scene’s completion, police arrive in the Bolivian jungle to once again detain Daniel but are besieged by the film’s extras, aiding Daniels escape. That night, when actors Juan and Alberto see the latest news reports showing violence in Cochabamba, Sebastián begs that they stay and they hesitantly agree. Teresa’s persistence wins over Costa’s conscience, and despite Sebastiáns equally impassioned insistence against it, after Costa and Teresas obstacle-laden drive through riotous Cochabamba, Belén’s life is saved, but her leg is badly injured and may never fully heal. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew is stopped by a military blockade, the revolution ends shortly thereafter with the departure of the multinational water company, but Cochabamba is left in ruins from the conflict. Costa expresses hope that the film will be finished after all and it made its French debut at the Les Arcs International Film Festival in December 2010. It was screened in the Main Programme of the Panorama section at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, after special screenings in Cochabambas Southern Zone and for the Bolivian press, it opened in Bolivia on twelve screens on March 17,2011. The film was selected in September 2010 over Daniel Monzón’s Cell 211 which also stars Luis Tosar, in January 2011, it landed a spot on the list of the top nine films in its category. Also, Holden addresses Costa’s transformation, writing, “Mr. Tosar goes as far as he can to make the change of heart believable. Tosar makes his conflict not only credible but palpable. ”Praising the film overall, Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post calls Even the Rain “a story in which connections can transcend even the most crushing structures of history and politics. ”The restoration of civilian rule to Bolivia in 1982 ended decades of military dictatorships. In 1985, with hyperinflation at a rate of 25 thousand percent
6. The Losers (film) – The Losers is a 2010 American action comedy film based on the adaptation of the Vertigo comic book series of the same name by Andy Diggle and Jock. Directed by Sylvain White, the features an ensemble cast that includes Chris Evans, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film received mixed reviews critics and drew comparisons to The A-Team. While painting a target for an air strike, the Losers spot slave children in the compound and try to call off the attack. With no other option, the Losers enter the compound, successfully rescue the children, as a helicopter arrives to pick them up, Max, convinced that they know too much, orders it to be destroyed, unaware that they decided to rescue the children first. The Losers watch as a missile destroys the helicopter and kills 25 innocents, knowing that the attack was meant to kill them, they fake their deaths and become stranded in Bolivia, determined to get revenge on the mysterious Max. Four months later, Clay is approached by Aisha, a woman who offers him the chance to kill Max. Tracing the money flow to the Los Angeles International Port Of Entry, which the Losers deduce is Maxs base, after her cover is blown, Aisha shoots Jensen and escapes. Believing that she might betray them, the Losers decide to speed up their attack on Maxs base, only to be betrayed by Roque and captured by Max and his man and chief of security. As the Losers are lined up to be executed, Aisha returns, in the ensuing fight, Clay confirms that he killed Aishas father. Roque attempts to steal Maxs plane, loaded with his money, as Roques jet heads down the runway, Wade takes a motorcycle and goes after him to retrieve Maxs money. Cougar shoots the motorcycles engine, causing Wade to be hurled into the engine and the flaming motorcycle to be hurled into the cockpit of the plane. Clay chooses the former and Max escapes, but Clay affirms that he now knows what Max looks like, Max escapes on a bus and is robbed by two thugs. His fate after this is unknown, shortly thereafter, the Losers help Pooch reach the hospital where his pregnant wife is giving birth to their son and attend Jensens 8-year-old nieces soccer game. Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Lt. Col. Franklin Clay Clay is a special forces colonel, Morgan, who starred in the superhero mystery film Watchmen, felt that playing Clay was far less complicated in comparison to his Watchmen role as Comedian. Because of the different approach, Morgan stated that it gave him more freedom. This guy has a real, actually much better sense of humor than the Comedian did, a much lighter load for me. Theres also kind of room for me to interpret this as a project where, in Watchmen, you had to– look, in this, I could fine-tune a lot of what I thought Frank Clay is and get to play with it a lot more
7. Once Upon a Time in Bolivia – Once Upon a Time in Bolivia is a 2012 independent Bolivian road movie that was written, produced and directed by Patrick L Cordova. The film stars Luis Caballero and Miguel Angel Mamani as two half-brothers of mixed race who find themselves in a sprint to the Bolivia-Chile border, Rocky and Nene’s relationship is strained and distant. Rocky pays little attention to his girlfriend and goads his half-brother, Nene reveals that his estranged father has left him a small plot of land as inheritance. Rocky takes an interest in visiting the land with his brother and they visit the land and discover that it is a tiny and worthless sliver of land in the middle of nowhere. While Nene laments his inheritance, Rocky mocks him for his naiveté, the brothers are ideologically opposed when it comes to notions of national identity, their values, ideas about their native Bolivia and relationships. Rocky sees something during his visit to the land that intrigues him, Rocky encounters difficulties and is forced to call on his brother to help him to the border. Unbeknownst to Nene, in doing this, Nene is helping Rocky deceive him, the obstacles they encounter are a microcosm of some of the contemporaneous social and economic problems that face Bolivians. Luis Caballero as Rocky Miguel Angel Mamani as Nene Iván Nogales as The Hitcher Raúl Beltrán as Red Hat Miguel Estellano as Cop Reynaldo Yuhra as Miner Patrick L. com
8. Our Brand Is Crisis (2015 film) – Our Brand Is Crisis is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Peter Straughan. The film stars Sandra Bullock, Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Ann Dowd, principal photography began on September 29,2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. George Clooney and Grant Heslov produced, the film was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. It was theatrically released by Warner Bros. on October 30,2015, in 2002, Bolivian politician Pedro Castillo hires an American political consulting firm to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. The firm brings in Jane Bodine to manage the campaign in Bolivia, the oppositions political consultant is her nemesis, fellow American Pat Candy. In Bolivia the situation is tense, the people, who are a majority in the country, are protesting for a constitutional reform. The American consultants, not knowing the language or the culture, are persuaded by Bodine, however, Castillo refuses to give permission for the team to do so. It is only after publishing a flyer accusing Castillo of a long ago affair does Castillo agree to smear his opponents likewise, in the following months, the team exercises a strategy of declaring a crisis. They are planning on frightening the people, so they would be persuaded to vote for the unsympathetic, also they publish photos of their enemy with a wanted Nazi war criminal in the background, so that he has to deny being a Nazi. Castillos bus is stopped by a group of protesters who dont want the International Monetary Fund in Bolivia, Castillo promises not to invite the IMF without a referendum. Eduardo, a volunteer of the Castillo campaign, is deeply impressed by this. His loyalty comes mostly from the fact that Castillo, who was President at the time, took Eduardo on his arm, nevertheless, his brothers are much more skeptical about Castillo. During the final debate, Bodine cites a quote in her conversation with Candy, unfortunately the quote is actually from Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda and one of Hitlers closest allies. Castillo wins the vote by a small margin, as one of his first actions, he invites the IMF, thereby breaking his promise. The deeply disappointed Eduardo visits Bodine in her hotel, who says that she is not responsible for Castillos actions, in her eyes, her job is done. The disillusioned Eduardo joins his brothers at a demonstration of people demanding change, the police arrive and the demonstration quickly turns into a riot. Bodine and her crew are with Candy on the way to the airport, all of them, except Bodine, already have jobs as political consultants in other countries. Bodine realizes that she brought a liar into office and leaves the car, at the demonstration she meets Eduardo
9. Quantum of Solace – It stars Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Wright and Judi Dench. In the film, Bond seeks revenge for the death of his lover, Vesper Lynd, and is assisted by Camille Montes, who is plotting revenge for the murder of her family. The trail eventually leads them to wealthy businessman Dominic Greene, a member of the Quantum organisation, producer Michael G. Wilson developed the films plot while the previous film in the series, Casino Royale, was being shot. Purvis, Wade, and Haggis contributed to the script, Craig and Forster had to write some sections themselves due to the Writers Strike, though they were not given the screenwriter credit in the final cut. The title was chosen from a 1959 short story in Ian Flemings For Your Eyes Only, location filming took place in Mexico, Panama, Chile, Italy, Austria, and Wales, while interior sets were built and filmed at Pinewood Studios. The film was marked by its frequent depictions of violence. As of September 2016, it is the fourth-highest-grossing James Bond film, without adjusting for inflation, James Bond is driving from Lake Garda to Siena, Italy, with the captured Mr. White in the boot of his car. After evading pursuers, Bond delivers White to M, who interrogates him regarding his organisation, Ms bodyguard, Craig Mitchell, is a double agent, he attacks M, enabling White to escape. Bond chases Mitchell and kills him, Bond and M return to London and search Mitchells flat, discovering Mitchell had a contact in Haiti, Edmund Slate. Bond learns Slate is a hitman sent to kill Camille Montes at the behest of her lover, after rescuing Camille from Medrano, Bond follows Greene to a performance of Tosca in Bregenz, Austria. Meanwhile, the head of the CIAs South American section, Gregg Beam, Bond infiltrates Quantums meeting at the opera, identifying members of Quantums executive board, and a gunfight ensues. A Special Branch bodyguard working for Quantum member Guy Haines, is killed by antagonists after Bond throws him off a roof, M assumes Bond killed him, and has Bonds passports and credit cards revoked. Bond heads to Italy and convinces his old ally René Mathis to accompany him to Bolivia and they are greeted by Strawberry Fields, a consular employee who demands Bond return to the UK immediately. Bond seduces her and they attend a fundraising party Greene holds that night, at the party, Bond again rescues Camille from Greene. Leaving, Bond and Camille are pulled over by Bolivian police working for Medrano and they had earlier attacked Mathis and put him in the boot of Bonds car to frame Bond. In the ensuing struggle, Mathis and the cops are killed, the following day, Bond and Camille survey Quantums intended land acquisition by air, their plane is shot down by a Bolivian fighter aircraft. They skydive into a sinkhole, and discover Quantum is damming Bolivias supply of water to create a monopoly. Back in La Paz, Bond meets M and learns Quantum killed Fields by drowning her in crude oil, Bond meets CIA Agent Felix Leiter, who discloses Greene and Medrano will meet in the Atacama Desert to finalise their agreement
10. Saludos Amigos – Saludos Amigos is a 1942 American animated package film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. It is the sixth Disney animated feature film and the first of the six films produced by Walt Disney Productions in the 1940s. Set in Latin America, it is made up of four different segments and it also features the first appearance of José Carioca, the Brazilian cigar-smoking parrot. Saludos Amigos was popular enough that Walt Disney decided to make film about Latin America, The Three Caballeros. Saludos Amigos premiered in Rio de Janeiro on August 24,1942 and it was released in the United States on February 6,1943. It garnered positive reviews and was reissued in 1949, when it was shown on a double bill with the first reissue of Dumbo. This was being done because several Latin American governments had close ties with Nazi Germany, mickey Mouse and other Disney characters were popular in Latin America, and Walt Disney acted as ambassador. The film included live-action documentary sequences featuring footage of modern Latin American cities with skyscrapers and this surprised many contemporary US viewers, who associated such images only with US and European cities, and contributed to a changing impression of Latin America. The film also inspired Chilean cartoonist René Ríos Boettiger to create Condorito, Ríos perceived that the character Pedro, a small, incapable airplane, was a slight to Chileans and created a comic that could supposedly rival Disneys comic characters. This film features four different segments, each of which begin with various clips of the Disney artists roaming the country, drawing cartoons of some of the local cultures and scenery. In this segment, American tourist Donald Duck visits Lake Titicaca and meets some of the locals, and to make matters worse, Pedro gets caught in a terrible storm. But, he makes it back to the safe and sound with the mail. This segment was released theatrically as an independent short, on May 13,1955 by RKO Pictures. Disappointed with Pedro as the image that the world had of Chile, cartoonist René Ríos Boettiger started one of the most famous Latin American comic magazines. In this segment, American cowboy Goofy gets taken mysteriously to the Argentinian pampas to learn the ways of the native gaucho and this segment was later edited for the films Gold Classic Collection VHS/DVD release to remove one scene in which Goofy is shown smoking a cigarette. This edit appears again on the Classic Caballeros Collection DVD and this sequence has since been restored as many fans have asked for the unedited version. The fully unedited version is available as a feature on the Walt. Plumb, Paul J. Smith, and Charles Wolcott, the title song, Saludos Amigos, was written for the film by Charles Wolcott and Ned Washington
11. Scarface (1983 film) – Scarface is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, a remake of the 1932 film of the same name. The film tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony Montana who arrives in 1980s Miami with nothing, the cast also features Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Steven Bauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Scarface was released on December 9,1983 and was a box office success, initial critical reception was mixed, with criticism over excessive violence and profanity and graphic drug usage. Some Cuban expatriates in Miami objected to the portrayal of Cubans as criminals. In the years followed, the film has received reappraisal from critics, considered by some to be one of the best mob films ever made. Screenwriters and directors such as Martin Scorsese have praised the film, which has been referenced extensively in rap music, comic books, and video games. In 1980, Cuban refugee Antonio Tony Montana arrives in Miami, Florida, the four are released from the camp in exchange for assassinating a former Cuban government official at the request of wealthy drug dealer Frank Lopez, and they are given green cards. They become dishwashers in a diner, Franks henchman Omar Suarez gives the group the opportunity to purchase cocaine from Colombian dealers, but the deal collapses. Angel is dismembered with a chainsaw, while Manny and Chi-Chi rescue Tony, suspecting that Omar betrayed them, Tony and Manny insist on personally delivering the recovered drugs and money to Frank. During their meeting, Tony is attracted to Franks girlfriend Elvira Hancock and he and Manny are hired to work for Frank. Months later, Tony visits his mother Georgina and younger sister Gina, disgusted by his life of crime, Georgina throws Tony out. Manny comments on Ginas beauty before being warned by Tony to stay away from her, Frank sends Tony and Omar to Bolivia to meet with cocaine kingpin Alejandro Sosa. Tony negotiates a deal without Franks approval, angering Omar, who leaves to contact Frank, Sosa claims that Omar is a police informant and then has Tony witness as a beaten Omar is hanged from a helicopter. Tony vouches for Franks organization, so Sosa agrees to the deal, back in Miami, Frank is infuriated by Omars demise and the unauthorized deal struck by Tony, prompting Tony to establish his own organization. At a nightclub, corrupt detective Mel Bernstein attempts to extort money from Tony in return for protection and information. Tony angers Frank further by openly pursuing Elvira in the club, Gina is also there, and Tony notices her dancing and being groped by a man. Hit men attempt to assassinate Tony, but he escapes from the club, Tony, Manny, and Chi-Chi go to Franks office, certain that his former boss sent both Bernstein and the assassins. At gunpoint, Frank confesses to his involvement and begs for his life, Tony marries Elvira and becomes the dealer of Sosas supplies