Synopsis by Mark Deming
A nation teeters on the brink of civil war as most of its citizens are mesmerized by a championship soccer match in this comic thriller. The Colombian military, under the command of Sgt. Garcia (Cesar Mora), are guarding a oil tower, owned by an American refinery, from attack by insurgent guerilla forces (led by Emma Suarez and Nicolas Montero) as Garcia tries to negotiate a settlement. Meanwhile, most Colombians are busy watching the national team take on Paraguay in the 1994 World Cup qualifiers. As Colombia's team scores a goal, a helicopter pilot gets so excited that he loses control of his vehicle and crashes into the tower, and suddenly all hell breaks loose.