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Considering they barely scratch the morality of the situation, it's probably the only way to make the material palatable." The movie is, of course, inspired by the true story of Burke and Hare, which has already inspired or been worked into any number of movies, including Robert Wise's The Body Snatcher (1945 / trailer), with Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff; Oswald Mitchell's The Greed of William Hart (1948 / trailer), starring Tod Slaughter (of Sweeney Todd ); The Anatomist (1956); John Gilling's The Flesh and the Fiends aka Mania (1960 / trailer), starred Peter Cushing and Donald Pleasence; Vernon Sewell's Burke & Hare (1971 / trailer) and Freddie Francis's The Doctor and the Devils (1985 / trailer), with Timothy Dalton. Hurricane Charley was the first of four individual hurricanes to impact or strike Florida during 2004 (with hurricanes Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne being the other ones).In the US, Paul uses a European payphone and in Europe, he has an old US pushbutton phone in his chic Munich apartment (and, oddly enough, has the same green vintage70s kitchen that we have in real life — we bought ours on e Bay).The film hops around so much that it gives the impression of being shot to accommodate the given location where the actors might be at any given time, or that the events were written around the given stock footage available (like that of the Pope in his Popemobile) and the exterior shots of the given cities.Charley, the strongest hurricane to hit southwest Florida since Hurricane Donna in 1960, then continued to produce severe damage as it made landfall on the peninsula in Punta Gorda, it continued to the north-northeast along the Peace River corridor, devastating Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Cleveland, Fort Ogden, Nocatee, Arcadia, Zolfo Springs, Sebring, and Wauchula.
The events and plot of Dirty War are under-developed and badly executed, but for that the movie moves at a quick enough pace and shows a lot of delectable naked skin — the latter in almost ironic excess, as in the long stripper scene that precedes the delivery of some documents, a scene so gratuitous that it becomes laughable (Paul seems to find it funny, too, as he looks as if he's having a hard time not laughing).In any event, we pulled it out of the pile simply 'cause we were in the rare mood for anything but a horror flick, as the last couple of horror flicks we'd seen were such disappointments we wanted a genre break.And what do you know: the film was a pleasant occasionally verges on surrealism. Later, when we had the chance to do a little Internet research on this unknown and little-seen movie, we were less surprised to find out that Cannon once released the film in US grindhouses than we were to discover that hiding behind the director's pseudonym "Alfredo Casado" is no one less than the great Juan Piquer Simón, the auteur of directorial incompetence who made that craptastic classic of horror, Slugs: The Movie (1988) — which was actually Simón's follow-up project to this one.Wauchula sustained gusts to 147 mph (237 km/h); buildings in the downtown areas caved onto Main Street.Ultimately, the storm passed through the central and eastern parts of the Orlando metropolitan area, still carrying winds gusting up to 106 mph (171 km/h).