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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bussaro Sanruck ...
Supak Pititam ...
Buddhist Monk
Thuan K. Nguyen ...
Uncle Luc
Hiep Thi Le ...
Lan Nguyen Calderon ...
Thuan Le ...
Vinh Dang ...
Khiem Thai ...
Brother In Law
Viet Cong Captain
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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 <>

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An amazing true story of survival. See more »

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

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Release Date:

7 January 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cielo y la tierra  »

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$33,000,000 (estimated)


$5,864,949 (USA)

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Third part of Oliver Stone's Vietnam-trilogy. The other two are Platoon (1986) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). See more »


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 »


Mama: Who will take over the land?
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Flying Cloud
Arranged by Nguyen thi Thanh Tam
Performed by Nguyen thi Thanh Tam
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The war from the Vietnamese perspective
10 June 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Heaven and Earth" follows the life of a Buddhist Vietnamese peasant girl through the protracted and convulsive American-Vietnam war, the aftermath and reconstruction. A solid three star flick, "H&E" is important inasmuch as it casts in concrete for posterity the Vietnamese perspective of the epic American fiasco in an entertaining movie format. As a stand-alone piece of work, "H&E" may grow somewhat tiresome after 2+ hours under the heavy-handed Stone auteuresmanship. Nonetheless, the film should have value for those who only know about the war from the typically biased American film point of view. (B)

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