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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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Also Known As:
"Spalding Gray's Swimming to Cambodia" - USA (complete title)
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85 min
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[On dealing with the annoying upstairs neighbor]
Spalding Gray:Renee is not practicing Buddhist tolerance. She's walking up and down... she's got STEAM screaming out of her navel. And there are people say we should start a collection to hire a vigilante to off this woman, to kill her, and I find I'm not saying "no"? That's how New York has changed me? I'm willing to put money into the pot?
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
This is my opinion. so don't be surprised if you disagree., 8 May 2002
Author: Chris Gates (wasps_elbow) from Eastbourne, England

Swimming to Cambodia, is deep, insightful and hillarious.

You are caught up in Gray's fast paced account of his time in Thailand and boston and New York and god only knows how many other places, the whole experience is enhanced by the fabulous play on lighting, music and camerawork. You'll find yourself either leaning forward, swept up in the rythum of his speech, and the depth of both detail and insight. or sagging back in your chair as you catch your breath, or on the brink of tears, or clutching your sides as you laugh.

I gave this film a ten, and i'm not easily impressed.

watch this film with friends or on your own as it's perfect for either. But be sure watch it more than once, as it will never get old.

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