An underwhelming, low-budget political drama, EXILED IN AMERICA concerns the real-life "Sanctuary" movement, an underground church-based network that welcomes refugees and rebels escaping murderous Latin American dictatorships. Sanctuary became an anathema to Washington in the
Rambo-minded 1980s, when human rights took a back seat to Cold War arms shipments and Contra gunmen.
Writer-director Paul Leder (working from the play Sanctuary, by William Norton, Sr.) casts the conflict in hackneyed terms, with Filipe Soto (Edward Albert), heroic revolutionary from an unnamed banana republic, on the run in small-town California. Tortured--and brutally castrated--b...