Noriega: God's Favorite


1h 55m 2000

Brief Synopsis

In December 1989, Panamanian General Manuel "Tony" Noriega, once the most powerful figure in Central America, has become a fugitive and is taking refuge in the Vatican Embassy, much to the consternation of the Papal Nuncio. American troops have surrounded the building with tanks and want to extradit

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Production Company
Prisciano Canape
Location
Philippines

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

In December 1989, Panamanian General Manuel "Tony" Noriega, once the most powerful figure in Central America, has become a fugitive and is taking refuge in the Vatican Embassy, much to the consternation of the Papal Nuncio. American troops have surrounded the building with tanks and want to extradite Noriega for narcotics trafficking. Even his own people want him deposed or dead. Noriega prepares to be taken into custody, but before he goes, he makes his confession to Father Jorge. As he tells his life story to the priest, he reflects on significant events: his exposure by former friend Colonel Diaz-Herrera; the unsuccessful coup by his officer Major Giroldi; and the struggle between his mistress Vicky and his strict Catholic wife Felicidad. Looking back, Noriega believes that to have survived this long he must truly be "God's favorite."

Crew

Mike Ambrosio

Wardrobe Assistant

Bill Angarola

Sound Editor

Sammy Aranzamendez

Set Decorator

Wynn Arenas

Wardrobe Supervisor

Alex Argente

Wardrobe

Haidee Balicha

Hair Stylist

Ernesto Baltonado

Assistant Engineer

Julian Baltonado

Electrician

Linda Barba

Other

Andy Rafael Barrios

Visual Effects

Peter Barsocchini

Other

Brian Battles

Visual Effects

Chat Baun

Makeup Assistant

Geoffroy Beauchemin

Assistant Camera Operator

Tim Belcher

Effects Coordinator

George Bossaers

Sound Mixer

Brigitte Bourque

Visual Effects

Ken Brocious

Boom Operator

Zane Bruce

Foley Artist

Kevin Burns

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ben Campita

On-Set Dresser

Prisciano Canape

Cable Operator

Robert L Catron

Production Coordinator

Dionisio Cebuano

Grip

Adam Clark

Color Timer

Antonio Colobong

Grip

Cirio Bong Conde

Assistant Camera Operator

Freddie Conde

Camera Operator

Rick Constantineau

Production Auditor

Mark Conte

Editor

Tim Cooney

Sound Mixer

Jean Courteau

Lighting Technician

Kathryn Dayak

Music Editor

Dennis De Gusman

Grip

Angelo De Guzman

Grip

Daniel Delina

Camera Assistant

Robert Deshchaine

Adr Mixer

Nicolas Dodet

Assistant Director

Jeremiah Domingo

Assistant Production Coordinator

Nick Dudman

Makeup Artist

Steve Emerson

Other

Camilo Felipe

Other

Daniel Fernandez

Art Assistant

Jimmy Scungelli Fitzpatrick

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Richard Foreman

Photography

Bernardo Gabilo

Camera Assistant

Ilbert Garantuza

On-Set Dresser

Eusebio Garcia

Technical Advisor

Colin Gibson

Consultant

Colin Gibson

Art Director

Linda Gillespie

Post-Production Accountant

Cellin Gluck

Assistant Director

Richard Guevarra

Special Effects Supervisor

Firmo Guina

Transportation Captain

James R Hall

Assistant Camera Operator

Nancy Hardin

Producer

J Boyce Harman

Line Producer

J Boyce Harman

Unit Production Manager

Mark Harris

Foley Recordist

Ken Hayward

Other

Rick Hinson

Supervising Sound Editor

Steven Hodge

Other

Judith Holstra

Casting

Peter Iselin

Music Coordinator

Romulo Janapin

Construction

Lope V Juban Jr.

Segment Producer

Karen Kutcka

Effects Coordinator

Chris Kutcks

Other

Roy Lachica

Art Director

Roger Laprairie

Color

Kathy Levitt

Stock Footage

Greg Lipit

Property Master

Pablo Lucelo

Production Accountant

Angelito N Mabalot

Unit Production Manager

Manny Macapagal

Special Effects Supervisor

Eddie Macasu

Construction

Gael Macgregor

Music

Anna Mackenzie

Supervising Sound Editor

Salustiano Maestro

Assistant Property Master

Rey Mahinay

Transportation

Corazon C Maitim

Other

Maciek Malish

Sound Editor

Mike Marchain

Sound Editor

Will Mccoy

Visual Effects

Carlos P Medina

Assistant Director

Danilo Medina

Set Production Assistant

Florence-isabelle Megginson

Costume Designer

Pierre Mignot

Director Of Photography

Arnon Milchan

Executive Producer

Lito Moya

Grip

Joselito Munoz

Set Production Assistant

Tons Munoz

Special Effects Supervisor

Joji Nolasco

Production Coordinator

Rufo Orita

Dolly Grip

Todd Orr

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Osias Osorio

Technical Advisor

Stanley Ottenstein

Stock Footage

Bong Pangilinan

On-Set Dresser

Leslie Park

Script Supervisor

Sammy Pasha

Assistant

Owen Paterson

Production Designer

Bryan Pennington

Consultant

Zbigniew Preisner

Music

Spencer Proffer

Music Producer

Cindy Radideau

Sound Editor

Romulo Ramos

Location Manager

Crispin Rebolfedo

Other

Raldo Rey

Grip

Eduardo Rocha

Casting Consultant

Robert C Rodriguez

Post-Production Coordinator

Joseph Sabella

Foley Artist

Donald Santos

Boom Operator

Joseph Santos

Casting

Linda Satsatina

Hair Stylist

Misato Shinohara

Visual Effects Supervisor

Arturo Soquerra

Assistant Director

Nick Spark

Assistant Editor

Ray Spiess

Sound Editor

Roger Spottiswoode

Executive Producer

Ed Sto Domingo

Special Effects Supervisor

Lori Sugar

Casting Assistant

Tom Todoroff

Coproducer

Chad Tomasoski

Post-Production Supervisor

Tami Treadwell

Adr

Edgar Valencia

Assistant Set Dresser

Ana Emerlda Villaflor

Makeup Assistant

Teresa Villaflor

Makeup Artist

Rodel Villar

On-Set Dresser

Byron Wagner

Dailies

Candy L Walken

Hair Stylist

Nick Wechsler

Executive Producer

Lawrence Wright

Coproducer

Lawrence Wright

Screenplay

Peter Wunstorf

Photography

Julie Yala

Casting

Claudia Ziesche

Assistant

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Production Company
Prisciano Canape
Location
Philippines

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States April 2, 2000

Aired in United States March 2000

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 2-12, 2000.

Estimated budget: $5,600,000

Budget source: USA Today 03/17/2000

Began shooting March 13, 1999.

Completed shooting late April 1999.