written by Costa-Gavra, John Nichols (uncredited), and Donald Stewart, from the book by Thomas Hauser
Ed Norman: What do you mean it's touchy? Look gentlemen, I know this is a bad time. It's not fun for you. It's certainly not fun for Beth or me.or Charles. I know you're doing your best. I have to believe that. That's our only hope. But you have all the machinery on your side. Don't you see? You have all the connections. I'm a middle-aged man from New York City. I don't speak one word of Spanish and here I am. My son may have been shot! Maybe he was tortured, maybe he was, oh Lord,.beaten so badly that they're keeping him until he's well enough to be released. I don't know and I don't care. Really, I don't care. Because what is done is done. I just want you to reach these people and tell them that I'll take Charles back in any condition. I'm not going to make a stink. I'm not going to go to the newspapers. You make out any kind of a release form and I will sign it. I will absolve anyone and everyone of everything. I just want my boy back! He's the only child I have. Did you hear what I said?
Credit and many thanks to Dave for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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