A Domincan Republic thriller based on the true story of the murder of the tyrant Trujillo.
Friday, October 11 at 9:15 PM
TCL CHINESE THEATER
6925 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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KILL THE DICTATOR (EL TENIENTE AMADO)
Directed by Felix Limardo
“Kill The Dictator” is an action thriller. Based on the true story of the Lt. Amado Garcia Guerrero, a military aide to the Dominican dictator, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, who became a key individual in the plot to remove the dictator.
The United States was very concerned about the instability of the Caribbean region, with Cuba on one end and the Dominican Republic on the other. Something had to be done. At first, Lt. Garcia Guerrero was proud to have been assigned as an aid to General Trujillo only to witness, first hand, the atrocities and demented actions of the dictator.
Everything Lt. Garcia Guerrero loved was being stripped from him… the love of his life, members of his family and the love for his country. Thousands of innocent people were being killed, the country was in turmoil and gripped with fear. Someone had to step up to the plate and take immediate action and Lt. Garcia Guerrero became the inside man in the plot to kill the dictator.
After going through all of the dramatic circumstances that personally hurt him, and the preaching of his relative, Salvador Estrella Sadhalá, he decided to participate in the conspiracy to end the dictatorship.
Amado was the key figure to perform the feat: First he offered the necessary information to set up an ambush and a chase on the highway that night. At the scene, with an accurate shot, put out of action Captain Zacarías De La Cruz, Trujillo’s driver and only companion, who had succeeded in stopping the group by emptying two machine guns.
Wounded in combat, Amado went into hiding until he was discovered and fought with the forces of the tyranny. He killed several officers of the Military Intelligence Service before he was killed while they buried the remains of the dictator. Amado gave his life on June 2nd, 1961, exactly the day he turned 33.