MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,440 this week

Heaven & Earth (1993)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 9,809 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 26 critic

The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(book), (book), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 08 Jul 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 15 May 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 28 May 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Heaven & Earth" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Heaven & Earth (1993)

Heaven & Earth (1993) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Heaven & Earth.

User Polls

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Talk Radio (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope
Salvador (1986)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A journalist, down on his luck in the US, drives to El Salvador to chronicle the events of the 1980 military dictatorship, including the assasination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. He forms an... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: James Woods, James Belushi, Michael Murphy
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava
Nixon (1995)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In much the same vein as "The Untouchables", Andy Lau stars as a Cantonese detective out to combat opium sellers. Encountering high-level corruption along with close friends being murdered,... See full summary »

Director: David Lai
Stars: Andy Lau, Damian Lau, Siu-Ha Chan
Comandante (2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Documentary on the director's meeting with Castro.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Fidel Castro, Oliver Stone, Juanita Vera
The Hand (1981)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci, Annie McEnroe
U Turn (1997)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young punk drifter heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in a Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong for him.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Tariq Ali, Raúl Castro, Hugo Chávez
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Maria Bello
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Warlords Kagetora and Takeda each wish to prevent the other from gaining hegemony in feudal Japan. The two samurai leaders pursue one another across the countryside, engaging in massive ... See full summary »

Director: Haruki Kadokawa
Stars: Takaaki Enoki, Masahiko Tsugawa, Atsuko Asano
Seizure (1974)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Jonathan Frid portrays a horror novelist who has a recurring nightmare about three figures out of his book who terrorize him and his family and friends during a weekend of fun. Then the ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Jonathan Frid, Martine Beswick, Joseph Sirola
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bussaro Sanruck ...
Supak Pititam ...
Buddhist Monk
...
Thuan K. Nguyen ...
Uncle Luc
Hiep Thi Le ...
Lan Nguyen Calderon ...
Ba
Thuan Le ...
Kim
...
Sau
...
Hai
Vinh Dang ...
Bon
Khiem Thai ...
Brother In Law
...
Viet Cong Captain
Michelle Vynh Le ...
Viet Cong Cadre Woman
Tuan Tran ...
Rapist
Edit

Storyline

The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a freedom fighter, a hustler, young mother, a sometime prostitute, and the wife of a US. marine, the girl's relationships with men suggests an analogy of Vietnam as Woman and the U.S. as Man. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Lasting victories are won in the heart. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 January 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cielo y la tierra  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,864,949 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Oliver Stone dedicated the film to his mother, just as he had dedicated Wall Street (1987) to his father. See more »

Goofs

When Steve picks up Le Ly and her kids when the south is being overrun, he flies in on an Army helicopter, despite the fact that him and his friends are all in the Marines. See more »

Quotes

Papa: Go back to your son. Make him the best son you can. That is the war you must fight. That is the victory you must win!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Villains: So Bad, They're Good (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Cry Like a Baby
Written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham
Performed by The Box Tops
Courtesy of Arista Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A Different Perspective of War
21 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A different perspective of war, and very much needed one. This story covers the lives affected by war. The male lead undergoes emotional strain while the female lead contrastingly grows strength from, or perhaps in spite of the war.

The movie's subtext is thankfully never handed to you in a Hollywood-direct manner - yet the movie develops it thoroughly for the viewer. This is the most plain statement there is that war is much more than the sides of the conflict, the survivors, the wounded, the dead. And, it makes clear that the trauma caused affects many for a long long time, and for each it is their own journey.

Oliver Stone is obviously a master movie maker. He is a great story teller and you are always provided a visual and sound experience like no other. This movie contains some incredibly beautiful shots which all by themselves are worth the viewing. When combined with the plot, the beauty contrasts with the brutatilty to help develop the subtext mentioned above.

You might notice I have never said if I like the film. Because the subject matter makes me queasy, uneasy, I don't think I could ever say I like this. But, this is a very powerful film that got under my skin. So, here I am recognizing the movie for its message and method, not necessarily for providing me a Pavlovian reaction seeking more.

Instead of plopping in another war DVD, try this one. I bet you will walk away and it will continue to live with you.


15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What was the most moving part of the film for You ? hardnessoftheworld
Most Overlooked Vietnam film AndrewWalker747
Question about Tommy Lee Jones' character yen_ly2000
Im a big fan of Oliver Stone's but this movie is very disappointing. jay_alexander51
A couple of questions/points AndrewWalker747
Help with this song , please !!!!!!!!!!!! rory_and_jess
Discuss Heaven & Earth (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?