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Alamo Bay (1985)

A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Glory
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Shang
Ho Nguyen ...
Dinh
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Wally
Truyen V. Tran ...
Ben
Rudy Young ...
Skinner
Cynthia Carle ...
Honey
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Luis (as Martino LaSalle)
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Mac
Lucky Mosley ...
Ab Crankshaw
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Sheriff
Michael Ballard ...
Wendell
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Leon
Jerry Biggs ...
Buddy
Mark Hanks ...
Brandon
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A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town.

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Alamo Bay. A place where everyone risked everything for a piece of the American Dream.

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Action | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

3 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Baía do Ódio  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,505, 7 April 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$380,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$522,087
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vincent Malle, an accomplished producer of more than a dozen feature films in Europe and America, concentrated on the logistical aspects of production. Although the project was very straightforward on the surface, there were some enormously complex hurdles to overcome. They had to shoot within a certain time period because once the Texas shrimping season started, they would lose both their Anglo and Vietnamese shrimpers, who could make more money fishing than filming. See more »


Soundtracks

Too Close
Performed by Amy Madigan and John Hiatt
Guitar by Ry Cooder
Piano by Jim Dickinson
Drums by Jim Keltner
Bass by Jorge Calderon
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Very Interesting movie
26 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I lived in the Rockport-Fulton area, where parts of the movie was filmed, most of my life. I remember when the Vietnamese people began moving into the area, and the problems they had with some of the local citizens. This movie was pretty accurate about the feelings of some of the shrimpers, I am sorry to say. Ed Harris did a wonderful job of portraying the racist shrimper. He reminds me of a few people I knew in the area. Amy Madigan was also great portraying his former girlfriend. She had some tough decisions to make. This is a good movie with interesting characters and great acting. I think that the relationship between some of the Texas shrimpers and the Vietnamese shrimpers is portrayed pretty realistically.


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