Drawn from recent conflicts between Puerto Rican independistas
and Americans who are intent on statehood for the island colony, Paramount's A SHOW OF FORCE makes a radical-chic botch of a potentially interesting dramatic situation. Jesus Fuentes (Lou Diamond Phillips), an undercover cop
working for renegade FBI agent Frank Curtin (Kevin Spacey), sets student activists up for a fall by prompting a strike on a TV tower. Curtin's intent is to fabricate evidence of an attempted terrorist bombing, but in the course of the arrests, Curtin murders the students and intimidates into
silence the taxi driver who witnesses the killings. Amy Irving plays Kate Melendez, t...