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

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7 January 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cielo y la tierra  »

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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,864,949 (USA)
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Trivia

In the scene where Le Ly is in the jewelry store getting her jewelry appraised by the broker, the jewelry broker is the real Le Ly Hayslip. 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

Le Ly: [about Steve] In his big, craggy face was everything I loved about America.
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Follows Born on the Fourth of July (1989) 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 unrecognised masterpiece
27 October 2005 | by (Dortmund, Germany) – See all my reviews

I don't understand why this film has been rated so poorly, it really deserves better. The breath-taking landscapes, subtle imagery, the overall excellent craftsmanship alone make this movie worth seeing.

The unique and very personal perspective of this movie makes it hard to keep your distance. Some scenes are rather brutal, but these scenes are necessary for telling a realistic story. Definitely no Disney family movie though.

I give it a 9 out of 10, because even with 140 minutes runtime the story feels rushed and crammed. Sometimes less is more, I shall read the books now.


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