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Release Date:
9 May 1992 (UK) See more »
In 1964 in Laos, young Tim Page discovers his vocation as a photojournalist and is given a job, a camera... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Iain Glen ... Tim Page

Kevin Dillon ... Sean Flynn

Steven Vidler ... Steve Cotler

Alan David Lee ... Martin Stuart-Fox

Stephen Dillane ... Antony Strickland
Alexandra Fowler ... Kate Richards

Kaline Carr ... Danielle Charasse (as Caroline Carr)

Todd Boyce ... John Steinbeck IV

Nicholas Hammond ... Major Frey

Kay Tong Lim ... Frankie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marilyn Allen ... Mrs. Page
David Arnett ... An Khe Journo I

Steve Bastoni ... GI Jarvis
Don Battee ... Che Lai Marine Sergeant (as Donald Battee)
Betty Bobbitt ... Surgeon
Damian Cudmore ... Garcia
Gerald Matthew Good ... Tay Ninh Lieutenant
Ron Hackett ... Mr. Page
Peter Hathaway ... Ashby
Lois Larimore ... Weathergirl
Joanne Li ... Bargirl
Martin Maddell ... GI Reeves
Candido Minniti ... Davis
Christopher Pate ... Chief Petty Officer
Jarat Petchcharoen ... Dao Dua

Jemma Rivera ... Bargirl (as Jemma Wilks)
George A. Roark ... Marine Lieutenant
Chad Tyler ... An Khe Murray
Pham Van Lam ... Vietnamese Official
Carlton Wylder ... Butler
Alan Zitner ... Meadows

James Caitlin ... Private Kelly (uncredited)

Nicholas Hosking ... Army Secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Fisk 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andy Armitage 
Matt Ford  written by
John Lonie 
Tim Page  book "Page After Page"

Produced by
Ray Brown .... associate producer
Matt Carroll .... producer
Penny Chapman .... executive producer
Eric Fellner .... producer
Delia Fine .... executive producer
Brenda Reid .... executive producer
Greg Ricketson .... line producer
Original Music by
Jeff Beck 
Jed Leiber 
Cinematography by
Ross Berryman 
Film Editing by
Tony Kavanagh 
Casting by
Maura Fay 
Production Design by
Murray Picknett 
Art Direction by
Julie Belle 
Costume Design by
David Rowe 
Production Management
Carol Chirman .... production manager
David Fitzgerald .... executive in charge of production: Anglia Films
Santa Pestonji .... production supervisor: Thailand
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Giddens .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ian Andrewartha .... props
Sound Department
Les Fiddess .... foley artist
Phil Judd .... re-recording mixer
Fiona McBain .... boom operator
Julie Pearce .... adr mixer
Nicholas Wood .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Brian Cox .... special effects supervisor
Dennis Lundin .... stunts
Tony Lynch .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Russell Bacon .... camera operator
Gary Burdett .... grip
Glenn Cogan .... second assistant camera
Pierre Drion .... best boy
Calum McFarlane .... focus puller
Timothy Murray-Jones .... gaffer (as Tom Murray-Jones)
Col Tellock .... key grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Flip Wootten .... costume stand-by
Editorial Department
Nicole La Macchia .... associate editor (as Nicole LaMacchia)
Location Management
Somchai Santitharangkun .... location manager
Music Department
Mike Jones .... music editor
Transportation Department
Christine Robson .... action vehicle coordinator
Other crew
Sue Masters .... production executive, rcc
Eileen Quinn .... production executive, initial
Guy Slater .... script consultant
David Wheatley .... script consultant

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185 min | UK:60 min (4 episodes)
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic account, 12 August 2004
Author: endlessrain from Jakarta

This movie is a fantastic account of Tim Page's experience of Vietnam. Although the common belief is that "the media made the US lose the war in Vietnam", we see that most journalists were sitting around in 5-star hotels attending press conferences held by the Army. The only truly subversive reporters were the war photographers like Page who went to the frontlines and sent back images that conflicted with the version of the Pentagon spinmasters... and a picture is hard to refute.

Page himself was a casualty of the war: he was injured multiple times, lost part of his brain, and became addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Frankie's house is a brothel where Page and his colleagues lived; they lived in the fast lane and it caught up with them fast. Most of Page's colleagues died in the war... somewhere along the way he won award after award and many of the most memorable photos of the war were in fact shot by Page.

A must see film full of interesting characters... It was later learnt that Flynn, his best friend, also a photographer and son of the famous actor Errol Flynn, who disappeared in the film was in fact ambushed and executed in the jungle.

I fear though that the profession of fearless war photographer is dead... most journalists just phone it in now. After seeing Frankie's House you understand why...

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