LOCATIONS: Manila, Washington, DC, Hong Kong
Hollywood actress is recruited to star in a Philippine movie
based on the World War Two exploit of President Ferdinand Marcos as the
local version of Audie Murphy, America’s most decorated soldier. During
the filming, she becomes his
mistress in a sexplosive love triangle caught on tape with First Lady
Imelda Marcos. The government's worst scandal in history drags
the United States into a diplomatic crisis with the Philippines with
Marcos in 1968 is obsessed in becoming the first reelected
president in Philippine history. He decides to secretly finance a movie
based on his wartime exploit as a guerrilla army major for which he
was allegedly awarded 27 U.S. medals, to boost his reelection chances in
1969. His business cronies form a corporation as a front and
hire Paul Mason of Universal Studios in Hollywood as producer.
actor Paul Burke to play the role of Marcos, and Hollywood B-actress Dovie Beams as
his wartime sweetheart Evelyn. Supporting actors include
no time Marcos and Dovie have an affair behind the
back of First
Lady Imelda Marcos. They have sexual encounters in the
presidential bedroom, with chief of presidential security Col. Fabian
Ver acting as guard. Unknown to Marcos, his sexual intercourse with
Dovie is caught on tape in the presidential bedroom complete with
giggles, moans and creaking bed – and also naked pictures.
When Imelda discovers her
husband's philandering, hell breaks out. His business cronies
involved in the project start abandoning ship in fear of Imelda's
wrath. She calls his associates pimps and threatens them with reprisal.
himself backs off and denies having an affair with Dovie. To convince
Imelda, he publicly calls Dovie a whore and blackmailer.
Dovie's wrath is also provoked. She publicly announces that she
has a tape and calls a press conference to prove that Marcos lied and
to clear her name. Opposition
leader Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. launches a congressional
investigation of the worst presidential scandal in Philippine history.
Protesters demonstrate in front of Malacañang Palace, Congress
and the U.S. Embassy. They support Dovie and attack Marcos, Imelda, and
the United States for cuddling them.
controversy develops into a
diplomatic crisis between the Philippines
and the United States as the American Embassy puts Dovie under its
protection. President Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos secretly and
separately manuever to get the sex tape from Dovie – Marcos by
intimidation or assassination, and Imelda by bribery or deportation.
But Dovie refuses to be intimidated or bribed despite U.S. Ambassador
Henry Byroade's intercession. To stop Senator Aquino from his projected
Senate investigation of the presidential sex scandal, Marcos unleashes
his secret ultimate weapon – martial law. The rest is history.
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