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Director:
Writers:
David Williamson (screenplay) &
Peter Weir (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
18 February 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Love Caught In The Fire Of Revolution See more »
Plot:
A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 8 wins & 15 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the Great Atmosphere Films See more (93 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Linda Hunt ... Billy Kwan

Mel Gibson ... Guy Hamilton

Bembol Roco ... Kumar
Domingo Landicho ... Hortono
Hermino De Guzman ... Immigration Officer

Michael Murphy ... Pete Curtis
Noel Ferrier ... Wally O'Sullivan
Paul Sonkkila ... Kevin Condon
Ali Nur ... Ali
Dominador Robridillo ... Betjak Man
Joel Agona ... Palace Guard
Mike Emperio ... Sukarno
Bernardo Nacilla ... Dwarf
Bill Kerr ... Colonel Henderson

Sigourney Weaver ... Jill Bryant
Coco Marantha ... Pool Waiter
Kuh Ledesma ... Tiger Lily
Norma Uatuhan ... Ibu
Lito Tolentino ... Udin
Cecily Polson ... Moira
David Oyang ... Hadji
Mark Egerton ... Embassy Aide

Joonee Gamboa ... Naval Officer
Pudji Waseso ... Officer in Cafe
Joel Lamangan ... Security Man No. 1
Mario Layco ... Security Man No. 2
Jabo Djohansjan ... Doctor

Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo ... Roadblock Soldier (as Agus Widjaja)
Chris Quivak ... Airport Official

Directed by
Peter Weir 
 
Writing credits
David Williamson (screenplay) &
Peter Weir (screenplay) &
C.J. Koch (screenplay)

C.J. Koch (novel)

Produced by
Jim McElroy .... producer (as James McElroy)
 
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Boyd (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William M. Anderson  (as William Anderson)
 
Art Direction by
Herbert Pinter 
 
Costume Design by
Terry Ryan 
 
Makeup Department
Judy Lovell .... makeup artist: Australia
Judy Lovell .... special effects makeup artist: Australia
Bob McCarron .... special effects makeup artist: Australia
Cheryl Williams .... hair stylist: Australia
 
Production Management
Joe Constantino .... assistant production manager: Philippines
Mark Egerton .... production supervisor: Australia
Murray Francis .... unit manager: Australia
Tim Sanders .... production manager: Australia
John Hollands .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jose Angeles .... assistant director: Philippines
Wayne Barry .... first assistant director: Philippines
Michael Bourchier .... third assistant director: Australia
Mark Egerton .... first assistant director: Australia
Ulysses Formanez .... assistant director: Philippines
Ken Richardson .... assistant director: Philippines
Chris Webb .... second assistant director: Australia
Robert Woolcott .... assistant director: Philippines
 
Art Department
Francisco Balangue .... construction foreman: Philippines
Anni Browning .... assistant art director
Sally Campbell .... prop buyer: Australia
Sally Campbell .... set dresser: Australia
Michael Chorney .... scenic artist: Australia
Dominador Dela Cruz .... head carpenter: Philippines
Alan Dunstan .... art department assistant: Australia
Hugh Hamilton .... carpenter: Australia
Billy Malcolm .... scenic artist: Australia
Jenny Miles .... assistant stand-by props: Australia
Clark Munro .... stand-by props: Australia
Ramon Nicdao .... assistant art director: Philippines
Gambino Payawal .... assistant construction foreman: Philippines (as Gavino Payawal)
Paddy Reardon .... prop buyer: Australia
Paddy Reardon .... set dresser: Australia
Geoffrey Spence .... carpenter: Australia
Marta Statescu .... prop buyer: Australia
Marta Statescu .... set dresser: Australia
Wendy Stites .... design coordinator (as Wendy Weir)
Ron Sutherland .... carpenter: Australia
Peter Templeton .... construction manager: Australia
Paul Vosilianis .... carpenter: Australia
Stewart Way .... prop buyer: Australia
Stewart Way .... set dresser: Australia
Derek Wyness .... carpenter: Australia (as Derek Wynness)
 
Sound Department
Peter Fenton .... dialogue mixer: Australia
Phil Heywood .... sound effects mixer: Australia
Louise Innes .... assistant sound editor: Australia
Robin Judge .... assistant sound editor: Australia
Spencer Lee .... sound engineer: Australia
Ron Purvis .... recording supervisor: Australia
Andrew Steuart .... sound editor: Australia
Mark J. Wasiutak .... boom operator: Australia (as Mark Wasiutak)
Gary Wilkins .... sound recordist: Australia
 
Special Effects by
Danny Dominguez .... special effects: Philippines
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter West .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bansgrove .... gaffer: Australia
Nixon Binney .... camera operator: Australia
Ray Brown .... key grip: Australia
Colin Chase .... electrician: Australia
Geordie Dryden .... assistant grip: Australia
Paul Gantner .... best boy: Australia
Stuart Green .... assistant grip: Australia
Peter Menzies Jr. .... focus puller: Australia
Paul Moyes .... electrician: Australia
John Seale .... photographer: second unit
Jim Townley .... still photographer: Australia
Geoffrey Wharton .... clapper loader: Australia (as Geoff Wharton)
 
Casting Department
Alison Barrett .... casting: Australia
Jo Hardie .... extras casting: Australia
Precy Iniego .... casting: Philippines
Penseroso Libre .... casting: Philippines
Sue Parker .... extras casting: Australia
Monica Swann .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ramon Alonzo .... wardrobe: Philippines
Jenni Bolton .... wardrobe mistress: Australia
Vicente Cabrera .... wardrobe: Philippines (as Vic Cabrera)
Phil Eagles .... stand-by wardrobe: Australia
Gina Garcia .... wardrobe: Philippines
Anthony Jones .... costume supervisor: Australia
Roger Monk .... stand-by wardrobe: Australia
 
Editorial Department
Margaret Cardin .... negative matcher: Australia (as Maggie Cardin)
Jeanine Chiavlo .... associate editor: Australia (as Jeanine Chialvo)
Peter Erskine .... assistant editor: Australia
Karen Foster .... assistant editor: Australia
Toto Natividad .... assistant editor: Philippines (as Federico Natividad)
Lee Smith .... associate editor: Australia
 
Location Management
Jessie Cuneta .... location manager: Philippines (as Jesse Cuneta)
John Wiggins .... location manager: Australia
 
Music Department
Gethin Creagh .... music mixer: Australia
Sven Libaek .... music coordinator: Australia
 
Transportation Department
Pablo Mercado Sr. .... transportation manager: Philippines
 
Other crew
Sandra Alexander .... production assistant: Australia
Joe Alonsabe .... accountant: Philippines
Sally Blaxland .... production secretary: Philippines
Fran Burke .... title designer: Australia
Celso Al. Carunungan .... production consultant: Philippines
Elaine Crowther .... production accountant: Australia
Carolynne Cunningham .... production coordinator: Australia
Jaime de la Rosa .... production liaison: Philippines (as Jaime Dela Rosa)
John Faithful .... caterer: Australia
Sue Faithful .... caterer: Australia
Bill Gooley .... laboratory liaison: Australia
John Hargreaves .... MGM representitive: Australia
Lynda House .... production secretary: Australia
Moya Iceton .... assistant to director: Australia
Moya Iceton .... continuity: Australia
Lope V. Juban Jr. .... production coordinator: Philippines
Agnes Marajas .... production secretary: Philippines
Monica Pellizzari .... production assistant: Australia
Wilma Schinella .... assistant to producer: Australia
Babette Smith .... unit publicist: Australia
Pudji Waseso .... technical advisor: Australia
Mike Wilcox .... business manager: Australia
Andrew Thomas Wilson .... synthesizer programmer: Australia
 
Thanks
Richard Woolcott .... acknowledgment
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
115 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film was banned in Indonesia until 1999. The movie was banned there by former Indonesian dictator Suharto for its graphic depiction of his tumultuous and bloody rise to power in the 1960s. The picture was finally first screened in Indonesia on 6 November 2000, two years after Suharto had been forced from office after 32 years of autocratic rule.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Guy drops Jill at the British Embassy, a member of the crew is reflected in the car window.See more »
Quotes:
Billy Kwan:In the West, we want answers for everything. Everything is right or wrong, or good or bad. But in the
[shadow play]
Billy Kwan:no such final conclusion exists.
Billy Kwan:Look at Prince Ajuna. He's a hero. But he can also be fickle and selfish. Krishna says to him, "All is clouded by desire, Ajuna, as a fire by smoke, as a mirror by dust. Through these, it blinds the soul.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Now You See Me (2013/I)See more »
Soundtrack:
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin OnSee more »

FAQ

Is this film based on a book?
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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
One of the Great Atmosphere Films, 22 June 2006
Author: jwkearse from United States

Ever since I first saw this film, it has been one of my favorite. The performances are not perfect, but the chemistry between the main characters is electric. The semi-fictitious plot (it is said to be somewhat based on a period of the life of reporter Peter Arnet) melds so nicely with the historical events of 1960's Indonesia. Linda Hunt well deserved the Academy Award, but I felt that it should have also been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Director, Film, and Cinematography. The story follows the novel of which it was based better than 95% of the time. The Atmosphere of the film always leaves me awe-struck. By the end I feel like I have lived Guy's life. It is a romantic film with a small dose of action that both men and women should enjoy.

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