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Heaven & Earth (1993)

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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 »

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Bussaro Sanruck ...
Supak Pititam ...
Buddhist Monk
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Thuan K. Nguyen ...
Uncle Luc
Hiep Thi Le ...
Lan Nguyen Calderon ...
Ba
Thuan Le ...
Kim
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Sau
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Hai
Vinh Dang ...
Bon
Khiem Thai ...
Brother In Law
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Viet Cong Captain
Michelle Vynh Le ...
Viet Cong Cadre Woman
Tuan Tran ...
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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>

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From Vietnam to America, one woman's journey from hope, to love, to discovery. See more »


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

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7 January 1994 (USA)  »

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$33,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,864,949 (USA)
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Trivia

The Vietnamese government wouldn't allow Oliver Stone to film on location due to the script's unflattering depiction of the Viet Cong. See more »

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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

Steve Butler: [Kneels in front of Le Ly] Even if I could speak your language I couldn't tell you how I feel about you.
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Soundtracks

Sacred Ceremonies 2
Ritual Music of Tibetan Buddhism
Performed by Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, Dharamsala
Courtesy of Fortuna Records
By Arrangement with Celestial Harmonies
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Not too bad
15 June 2004 | by (Greenville, NY) – See all my reviews

After a long string of box office and critical successes, Oliver Stone tried making a different kind of war film, this one being shown from a Vietnamese woman's perspective. Very interesting and entertaining throughout, but it does have some extremely unpleasant and cruel scenes, not unlike many other war films. The first hour of the film takes place in Vietnam during the war and is full of Vietnamese culture and feeling. As soon as Tommy Lee Jones comes into the picture as an unstable American soldier, the film soon feels and becomes much more Americanized and eventually very depressing. An interesting work from Oliver Stone that unfortunately was barely released in 1993 and received lukewarm reviews from critics. Still, its worth watching, and its never boring. 7/10.


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