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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

  (in credits order)

Spalding Gray ... Himself

Sam Waterston ... Additional cast from 'The Killing Fields' (archive footage)
Ira Wheeler ... Additional cast from 'The Killing Fields' (archive footage)

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 Cambodia's history and people]
Spalding Gray:What a fantastic land it was, how it was Shangri-La before it was colonized... Thailand was a Nordic country compared to Cambodia, and they're right next to each other. And he said 90% of the land was owned by the people; it was earth, it was dirt, but it was THEIRS...
[...]
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Ultimate Indie Film, 31 July 2001
Author: (smragan) from Austin, TX

It doesn't get much lower-budget than this: A guy sitting at a desk on a stage with a notebook, a pointer, and a map of Cambodia on the wall behind him. And for an hour-and-a-half, he keeps you absolutely mesmerized, by doing little more than talking. The special lighting, cinematography, musical effects, and odd film inserts that Demme's production brings to Gray's monologue (which, like so many of the films I truly love, was performed on a stage before it was brought to the screen) work ever-so-slightly to enhance the performance at certain points, but by and large this is just Spalding Gray, a wonderful story-teller, doing his thing. In terms of bang for your production buck, Swimming to Cambodia has to be right up there with The Blair Witch Project. A great film.

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