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Behind the irancontra affair 1988 barbara trent on allmovie. Of course, this defence also served as a cover for participating officials to conduct sensitive. It presents a tale of politics, drugs, hostages, weapons, assassinations, covert operations and the ultimate plan to. Reveals the arms for hostages deal and also the activities of a shadow government made up of u. Behind the iran contra affair west hollywood premiere on june 24, 1988 at the dga theatre in west hollywood, california. Coverup was the first film to reveal the october surprise hostage deal the reaganbush campaigndeal with iran to delay the release of the 52 american hostages until after the 1980 election, and is the only film which presents a comprehensive overview of the most important stories suppressed during the iran contra hearings. The irancontra affair, also referred to as irangate, contragate or the irancontra scandal, was a political scandal in the united states that. This documentary of the iran contra affair consolidates the evidence and conspiracy theories of the incident after the week congressional hearings proved inadequate, acting merely as damage control and failing to show any sincere effort to get to the real truth of the matter.
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