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Heaven & Earth (1993)

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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Thuan Le ...
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Vinh Dang ...
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Khiem Thai ...
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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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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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7 January 1994 (USA)  »

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El cielo y la tierra  »

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$33,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,864,949 (USA)
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Several dance moves that Le Ly uses in the first part of the film are replicated by Roxane in Oliver Stone's later film Alexander (2004). 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 »

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Le Ly: [leading her children through the panicking crowds] Don't separate!
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Features Tomorrow Coast to Coast (1973) See more »

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Flying Cloud
Arranged by Nguyen thi Thanh Tam
Performed by Nguyen thi Thanh Tam
Courtesy of Caprice Records, Stockholm, Sweden
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An underrated film
18 July 2003 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

Oliver Stone's "Heaven and Earth" is a fantastic film that shows what the effects of war are on the human spirt. Now, more than ever this film is very poignant. The movie is based upon two of Lelay Hayslip's memoirs which chronicle her growing up in Vietnam and the effects of war upon her, her family and her country. It was fascinating and at times very difficult to watch. I couldn't help but thank God that as Americans we have not had to experience what the Vietnamese went through. The view of war that Stone portrays is very humanistic. One line in the film was especially riveting.... "Rebuilding a country after war is like having a family thru rape". We see how the war throws apart Lelay's family. If you haven't seen this film.. I highly recommend it!


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