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Swimming to Cambodia
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April 1987 (USA) See more »
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Spalding Gray tells about his participation in the film, "The Killing Fields" & the background story about the troubles of Cambodia. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Spalding Gray ... Himself

Sam Waterston ... Additional cast from 'The Killing Fields' (archive footage)
Ira Wheeler ... Additional cast from 'The Killing Fields' (archive footage)
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Directed by
Jonathan Demme 
 
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Spalding Gray 

Produced by
Lewis M. Allen .... producer
Ira Deutchman .... co-executive producer
Paula Mazur .... line producer
Peter Newman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Laurie Anderson 
 
Cinematography by
John Bailey 
 
Film Editing by
Carol Littleton 
 
Production Design by
Sandy McLeod 
 
Production Management
Sam Gelerman .... unit manager
 
Sound Department
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip Stockton .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ira Brenner .... camera operator
John Cambria .... second assistant camera
John Finnerty .... key grip (as John 'Spike' Finnerty)
Tom Kerwick .... dolly grip
Charles K. Mattson .... best boy
 
Editorial Department
Lex Batten .... colorist
Marty Levenstein .... first assistant editor
Camilla Toniolo .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Eric Liljestrand .... score recordist
 
Other crew
Suzanne Griffin .... production assistant
Bart Wenrich .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Roland Joffé .... thanks (as Roland Joffe)
Joseph Papp .... thanks
David Puttnam .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Spalding Gray's Swimming to Cambodia" - USA (complete title)
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85 min
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Spalding Gray:Then out comes the banana! And she takes a few lame shots like the Russian rockets that are going to sputter and pop and land in our cornfields. And for the finale she aims her vagina down the main isle like a great cannon, loads it with a very ripe banana...See more »
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Referenced in Monster in a Box (1992)See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Masterful monologue, 21 December 1999
Author: Junkill from Dallas, Texas

"Swimming to Cambodia" is an amazing piece of work. One of Spalding Gray's monologue pieces, it features him taking a story that seems like it should have been only mildly interesting and turning it into poetry. Directed by the incomparable Johnathan Demme and featuring music by the brilliant and eccentric Laurie Anderson, Gray recounts his experiences in the filming of "The Killing Fields." Gray's words tell of bizarre, disturbing, exciting and moving experiences in exotic locales. His words move from beautiful to disgusting, hopeful to horrifying, and always with a masterful lyricism that places him as one of the absolute masters of the English language! The book (published 1985) is supposed to be a great read, but the film of Gray himself telling the stories is an experience beyond compare. Spalding Gray's genius will be greatly missed.

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