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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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The best monologue ever captured on film See more (17 total) »

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 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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Referenced in Monster in a Box (1992)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The best monologue ever captured on film, 5 June 2001
Author: davemart from Austin, TX

Spalding Gray calls his version of performance art a "talking cure." The facts, opinions, insights, fears and hopes drawn from the epiphany he received from his experiences in the Asian Rim shooting "The Killing Fields" and his education of the plight of the Cambodian people circa early to mid seventies is overwhelming. This is a story of the human condition as told by a master. He is Dr. Frankenstein creating the monster that is ourselves through a tapestry of wordplay that never seems overwrought or cumbersome in the slightest. This movie is one man reading from a standard notebook, behind a plain table accented with a glass of water and shadowed by a ceiling fan and selection of maps. Demme's use of lighting and Laurie Anderson's soundtrack provide all the dramatic power needed to sustain Gray as he literally helps us all better understand life, humanity and our responsibilities to each other while we spend time on this planet. Intense, funny, heartbreaking and invigorating; this movie inspires and changes all who watch it.

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