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El aroma del Copal (1997)

A petroleum engineer from Texas travels to an oil operation in Central America where he clashes with his boss, romances two women, and finds himself caught in a guerrilla war.

Director:

Antonio Gonzalo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Brolin ... John Richardson
Jay Roberts Jr. Jay Roberts Jr. ... Jesse Martin (as Jay Roberts)
Seidy Lopez ... Sybille
Christine Champion Christine Champion ... Celeste Hillseth
Simón Andreu ... Doc
Sergio Calderón ... Efren
Guillermo Ríos Guillermo Ríos ... Eddy
Luis Rábado Luis Rábado ... Sergeant
Fernando Vinocour Fernando Vinocour ... Commander (as Fernando Vinocurt)
Bernal Quesada Bernal Quesada ... Julio
Rodrigo Leitón Rodrigo Leitón ... Lead Guerrilla
Paco Juez Paco Juez ... Corporal
Terence Rougan Terence Rougan ... Colleague
Freddy Salazar Freddy Salazar ... Willy (as Fredy Salazar)
Carlos Ureña Carlos Ureña ... Worker
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A petroleum engineer from Texas travels to an oil operation in Central America where he clashes with his boss, romances two women, and finds himself caught in a guerrilla war.

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Country:

Spain | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 July 1997 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Scent of Vengeance: The Scent of Copal See more »

Filming Locations:

Costa Rica

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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A minor mix of politics and passion in the jungle
7 September 2002 | by dinky-4See all my reviews

The script for "Scent of Vengeance" simply isn't strong enough to make it work as an adult drama or as a political treatise, and yet it lacks the degree of flashy action expected by those seeking an adventure movie. The result lies in kind of a cinematic limbo, not really good enough to recommend and yet not quite bad enough to give a thumbs-down. Maybe only die-hard James Brolin fans constitute this movie's core audience, and yet -- despite top billing -- he plays a secondary role.

Jay Roberts jr. plays the central character -- a petro engineer from Dallas who's sent to an oil-field operation in the jungles of Central America. He seems a bit "wussy" to fill this character's boots, but he's likeable enough and in his nude sex scene with Seidy Lopez, (discreetly shot through mosquito netting), he displays buns as well-sculpted as the Elgin Marbles and his hip-thrusts are perfectly timed to plausibly evoke that "Yes! Yes! Yes!" response from his partner.

Brolin, on the other hand, doesn't seem to have his heart in this project and sometimes drifts into overacting.


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