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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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
William Frankfather ...
Mac
Lucky Mosley ...
Ab Crankshaw
Bill Thurman ...
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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3 April 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Baía do Ódio  »

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$380,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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One of a handful of American movies directed by French director Louis Malle which signify a place in the film's title. The pictures include Alamo Bay (1985), Atlantic City (1980) and Vanya on 42nd Street (1994). 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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11 January 1999 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

This film, like its director, was years ahead of its time. Before Mississippi Burning, Cry Freedom, and Rosewood solidified the cliches of the racism genre, Louis Malle delivered this authentic, effortless look at Vietnamese fisherman working off the gulf coast of Texas. No house burnings and lynchings need apply. Malle and his writer Alice Arlen pay such close attention to detail that the film pants with life in the hot Texas sun. The actors scarcely seem to be acting at all. It takes skill and courage to film an incendiary subject like this won with a level head and a compassion for all involved. Despite its route cinematic ending, this film's catch is bountiful.


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