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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Le Ly Hayslip (book) and
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Release Date:
7 January 1994 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
An amazing true story of survival. See more »
Plot:
The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Different Perspective of War See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Haing S. Ngor ... Papa
Bussaro Sanruck ... Le Ly - Age 5
Supak Pititam ... Buddhist Monk

Joan Chen ... Mama
Thuan K. Nguyen ... Uncle Luc
Hiep Thi Le ... Le Ly
Lan Nguyen Calderon ... Ba
Thuan Le ... Kim

Dustin Nguyen ... Sau

Mai Le Ho ... Hai
Vinh Dang ... Bon
Khiem Thai ... Brother In Law

Liem Whatley ... Viet Cong Captain
Michelle Vynh Le ... Viet Cong Cadre Woman
Tuan Tran ... Rapist
Aron Starrat ... Helicopter Soldier
Peter Duong ... Republican Colonel
Hieu Van Vu ... Teacher
Phil Neilson ... Marine in Helicopter
Ming-yang Li ... Ky La Wizard
Thanh Vo ... Grenade Girl
George Roarke ... U.S. Advisor

Michael Paul Chan ... Interrogator
Dave Cooper ... Bald Onlooker
Irene Ng ... Torture Girl #1
Thuc-Hanh Tran ... Torture Girl #2
Vu Anh Phan ... Snakeman
Mai Le ... Steward

Vivian Wu ... Madame Lien

Long Nguyen ... Anh
Term Saefam ... Herbalist

Stephen Polk ... G.I. #1
Keith Smith ... G.I. #2
Brad Rea ... G.I. #3
Tran Huy ... Danang Cop

Robert John Burke ... G.I. Paul

Tim Guinee ... Young Sergeant (as Timothy Guinee)
Yeung Yong Dumda ... Jimmy - Age 1
Timothy Carhart ... Big Mike
Kevin Gallagher ... Tall Marine
Brian Helmick ... Short Marine
Catherine Ai ... Bar Girl

Tommy Lee Jones ... Steve Butler
Somsak Hormsombat ... Siclo Driver
Nuttikit ... Jimmy - Age 3
Don Ho Jr. ... Tommy - Age 2
Phuong Huu Le ... Jimmy - Age 6

Dale Dye ... Larry
Scott Barkwill ... Staff Sergeant at Embassy

Conchata Ferrell ... Bernice

Debbie Reynolds ... Eugenia
Jennifer Low Sauer ... Supermarket Shopper #1
Gina Sheri Tavizon ... Supermarket Shopper #2
Chitra F. Mojtabai ... Supermarket Check-out Girl (as Chitra Mojtabai)

Annie McEnroe ... Dinner Guest #1

Marianne Muellerleile ... Dinner Guest #2
Marshall Bell ... Dinner Guest #3
Le Ly Hayslip ... Jewelry Broker
Huynh Cao Nguyen ... Landlord
Willie Nark-Orn ... Tommy - Age 5
Lester Gopaoco ... Jimmy - Age 8
Toby Vu ... Alan - Age 2
Andy Reeder ... Alan - Age 4
Doan Chau Mau ... California Monk (as Chau Mao Doan)
Vivien Straus ... Neighbor's Wife
Mai Nguyen ... California Wizard

Melinda Renna ... Police Woman
Robert Marshall ... Detective (as Robert F. Marshall)

Tai Thai ... Jimmy - Age 20
Tom Nam Ly ... Tommy - Age 15
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Noël John Howard ... Alan - Age 2 (uncredited)

Jeffrey Jones ... Minister (uncredited)

Kathlyne Pham ... Ghost Wife (uncredited)

Sean Stone ... Young Boy with Jesuit Missionaries (uncredited)

Directed by
Oliver Stone 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Le Ly Hayslip (book "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places") and
Jay Wurts (book "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places")

Le Ly Hayslip (book "Child of War, Woman of Peace") and
James Hayslip (book "Child of War, Woman of Peace")

Oliver Stone (screenplay)

Produced by
Risa Bramon Garcia .... associate producer
A. Kitman Ho .... producer
Mario Kassar .... executive producer
Robert Kline .... producer
Arnon Milchan .... producer
Christina Rodgers .... associate producer
Richard Rutowski .... associate producer
Oliver Stone .... producer
Clayton Townsend .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Kitarô 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Richardson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Brenner 
Sally Menke 
 
Casting by
Risa Bramon Garcia 
Billy Hopkins 
Heidi Levitt 
 
Production Design by
Victor Kempster 
 
Costume Design by
Ha Nguyen 
 
Makeup Department
Martha Marek Beresford .... hairdresser: Thailand (as Martha Beresford)
Roland Blancaflor .... special makeup assistant
Greg Cannom .... special makeup
Bonnie Clevering .... hairdresser: Los Angeles
Deborah La Mia Denaver .... makeup artist: Los Angeles (as Deborah La Mia-Denaver)
Mitch Devane .... special makeup assistant
Elle Elliott .... key hair stylist
Matt Falls .... special makeup assistant (as Mat Falls)
Tamara Guthrie .... hairdresser: Thailand (as Tamara Muro)
John E. Jackson .... makeup artist (as John Jackson)
John Logan .... special makeup assistant
Deborah Mills-Whitlock .... hair stylist (as Deborah Mills-Gusmano)
Kelly Muldoon .... hair stylist: Debbie Reynolds
Matthew W. Mungle .... key makeup artist (as Matthew Mungle)
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup applications (as Matthew Mungle)
Larry Odien .... special makeup assistant
Stephen Prouty .... special makeup assistant (as Steve Prouty)
Todd Tucker .... special makeup assistant
Keith VanderLaan .... special makeup assistant (as Keith Vanderlan)
 
Production Management
William H. Brown .... post-production supervisor (as Bill Brown)
Santa Pestonji .... production supervisor: Thailand
Somchai Santitharangkun .... unit manager: Thailand (as Somchai Santitarangkun)
Clayton Townsend .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Apichart Chusakul .... third assistant director: Thailand (as Abhijati 'Meuk' Jusakul)
Herb Gains .... first assistant director
Kristin Killey .... DGA trainee: Los Angeles
Chedpong Laoyant .... third assistant director: Thailand (as Cherdpong 'Cherd' Laoyont)
Chitra F. Mojtabai .... second assistant director (as Chitra Mojtabai)
Christina Stauffer .... second second assistant director: Thailand
Charlie Sungkawess .... second assistant director: Thailand
Sompol Sungkawess .... first assistant director: Thailand
Michael Viglietta .... second second assistant director: Thailand
 
Art Department
Deana Albers .... assistant props: Los Angeles
Alan Allinger .... general forman: Thailand
Rodney Armanino .... construction coordinator: Thailand
Alice Baker .... set dresser: Los Angeles
Merideth Boswell .... set decorator: Los Angeles
Gordon Brunner .... assistant props: Thailand
Sumsak Chuenchooluck .... assistant props: Thailand
Lek Chaiyan Chunsuttiwat .... art director: Thailand (as Chaiyan 'Lek' Chunsuttiwat)
Bill Darrow .... stand-by painter
Guido DeCurtis .... set dress lead: Thailand (as Guido Decurtis)
Dean Eilertson .... assistant props: Thailand
Maureen Farley .... assistant property master: Los Angeles
John Fenner .... assistant art director: Thailand
Ted Glass .... set decorator: Thailand
Dale Haugo .... lead scenic artist: Thailand
Wendell A. Bud Hill II .... construction foreman: Thailand (as Wendell Aber 'Bud' Hill II)
Scott G. Jones .... art department coordinator: Los Angeles (as Scott Jones)
Vasu Kantatham .... assistant art director: Thailand
John A. Kelly .... scenic artist: Thailand
Bruce Kerner .... sign painter: Los Angeles
Cholwika Koomkaew .... assistant construction coordinator: Thailand (as Cholwika 'Beer' Kiimkaew)
Suchartanun 'Kai' Kuladee .... art department coordinator: Thailand (as Kuladee Suchartanun)
Woods Mackintosh .... art director: Los Angeles
Dave Margolin .... painter
Dave Midson .... set dresser: Thailand (as David Midson)
Arin 'Aoi' Pinijvararak .... assistant props: Thailand (as Arin Pinijvararak)
Mickey Pugh .... on-set dresser: Thailand
Steve Rosse .... set dresser: Thailand
Wayne Shepherd .... lead: Los Angeles
Steve Spence .... art director: Thailand (as Stephen Spence)
Daniel Sweeney .... set dresser: Thailand
Jack G. Taylor Jr. .... set designer: Los Angeles
Bill Thumm .... property master (as Bill Thumm)
Tawee Tochear .... construction foreman: Thailand (as Tawee Turchur)
Alan Tomkins .... supervising art director: Thailand (as Alan R. Tomkins)
Leslie Tomkins .... art director: Thailand
Daniel Turk .... construction coordinator: Los Angeles (as Dan Turk)
Ward Welton .... paint foreman: Los Angeles
Chris Wolf .... labor foreman: Los Angeles
 
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... foley editor
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (as Jim Ashwill)
Christopher Assells .... dialogue editor
Robert Batha .... first assistant sound editor
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer
Lon Bender .... additional sound (as Lon E. Bender)
Supat Chansakul .... sound assistant: Thailand
Preecha Chuenchom .... sound assistant: Thailand (as Preecha 'Toi' Chuenchom)
Bill Daly .... sound mixer
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer
Scott Martin Gershin .... sound effects designer (as Scott Gershin)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist (as Nerses Gezalyn)
Laura Graham .... adr editor
Tony Gray .... utility sound: Los Angeles
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary 'Wrecker' Hecker)
Chris Hogan .... dialogue editor
Craig S. Jaeger .... foley editor (as Craig Jaeger)
Constance A. Kazmer .... adr supervisor
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor (as Mark A. Lanza)
Mark 'Frito' Long .... sound recordist
Anthony Miceli .... sound effects editor (as Tony Miceli)
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Glenn T. Morgan .... sound effects editor (as Glenn Morgan)
Philip D. Morrill .... assistant sound editor (as Phil Morrill)
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Kelly Oxford .... foley editor
Michele Perrone .... adr editor
Alan Rankin .... assistant sound editor
Dan M. Rich .... dialogue editor (as Dan Rich)
David M. Roberts .... boom operator (as David Roberts)
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr recordist
Peter Michael Sullivan .... sound effects editor
Kim Waugh .... additional sound
Dan Wesson .... utility sound: Thailand
Michael D. Wilhoit .... sound effects editor (as Mike Wilhoit)
Todd Egan .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Catt LeBaigue .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Brian Cox .... special effects: Thailand
Wanchai Jangnet .... special effects: Thailand
Rangsun Rangsimaporn .... special effects: Thailand
 
Stunts
Dean Choe .... stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunts
Jim Finkbeiner .... stunts
Phil Neilson .... stunt coordinator
Ken Kirzinger .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Audie Aragon .... dolly grip
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer: Los Angeles (as Sidney Baldwin)
Donald Carlson .... first assistant camera (as Donald C. Carlson)
Robert C. Carlson .... first assistant camera
Elizabeth Carr .... assistant camera: Thailand
Chris Centrella .... key grip
James V. Gartland .... key grip (as James Gartland)
Scott Gillis .... rigging best boy grip: Los Angeles
Khan Griffith .... electrician
Mark Hadland .... assistant chief lighting technician
Marty Kassab-Chaney .... assistant camera (as Marty Kassab)
Ian Kincaid .... chief lighting technician
Dean M. King .... grip (as Dean King)
Jeff Kluttz .... best boy grip
Jeff Kluttz .... rigging key grip
Kim Kono .... electrician
Rittikorn Manonom .... assistant camera: Thailand
Hugh McCallum .... best boy grip: Los Angeles
Michael A. Mendez .... grip
Craig Molsberry .... lighting technician
James M. Muro .... Steadicam operator (as James Muro)
James M. Muro .... camera operator (as James Muro)
Roland Neveu .... still photographer: Thailand
Dayton Nietert .... rigging gaffer: Los Angeles
Voranon Paipad .... assistant camera: Thailand
Philip C. Pfeiffer .... director of photography: second unit
Brad Rea .... dolly grip
Boontes Sirisin .... assistant camera: Thailand
Keith L. Smith .... second assistant camera (as Keith Smith)
Richard Sobin .... second assistant camera
Jonathan Taylor .... first assistant camera: Thailand
Suzanne Trucks .... assistant camera
Somkait Vituranich .... assistant camera: Thailand
Richard Mosier .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Thailand (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Richard Connors .... location casting assistant: Thailand
Loc Do .... casting assistant
Ann Goulder .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting: Los Angeles
Jennifer Low Sauer .... casting assistant
Kris Nicolau .... casting associate
Patricia Pao .... location casting: Thailand
Suzanne Smith .... casting associate
Raweeporn 'Non' Srimonju .... location casting assistant: Thailand
Chawtip 'Choi' Tithisawat .... location casting assistant: Thailand
Mary Vernieu .... casting associate
Chris Hanaford .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chantika Kongsillawat .... stand-by wardrobe
Christopher J. Kristoff .... wardrobe assistant: Los Angeles (as Chris Kristoff)
Michelle Kurpaska .... set costumer: Los Angeles
Levert C. Miller .... set costumer (as Levert Christopher Miller)
Doungporn Soawapap .... set costumer: Thailand
Anna M. Welcome .... set costumer: Thailand (as Anna Welcome)
Alonzo Wilson .... wardrobe supervisor (as Alonzo V. Wilson)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter: Los Angeles
F. Paul Benz .... first assistant editor
Brian Berdan .... associate editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer: Los Angeles
Saar Klein .... apprentice editor
Mark Livolsi .... second assistant editor
Karey Maltzahn .... assistant editor
Devon Miller .... first assistant editor
Thomas J. Nordberg .... apprentice editor (as Tom Nordberg)
Martha Pike .... first assistant editor
John Portnoy .... assistant editor
Linda Shamest .... first assistant editor (as Linda Shamest-Rosman)
 
Music Department
Gary Barlough .... co-producer: musical score
Bruce Botnick .... music scoring mixer
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Budd Carr .... executive music producer
Yu Xiao Guang .... musician: huqin
Carlton Kaller .... music editor
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Randy Miller .... conductor
Randy Miller .... music arranger
Randy Miller .... orchestrator
Denise Okimoto .... assistant music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
 
Transportation Department
Randy Cantor .... transportation captain
Boriboon Jarurongkawatana .... transportation manager: Thailand (as Boriboon Jaarurongkawattana)
Joel Marrow .... transportation coordinator
Joseph Sullivan .... driver
Somnu 'Moo' Tumthong .... transportation assistant: Thailand
 
Other crew
Jill Beerman .... production associate
Charles Bunn .... staff assistant (as Charles R. Bunn)
Charn Chatpatumthong .... craft service: Thailand
Mindy J. Cole .... assistant: Mr. Townsend (as Mindy Cole)
Dale Dye .... technical advisor: military (as Capt. Dale Dye U.S.M.C. [Ret.])
Fred Gabrielli .... caterer: Los Angeles
Nicolas Goddet .... set production assistant (as Nicholas Goddet)
Dolly Hall .... shipping coordinator
Mimi Hare .... set production assistant: Thailand
Le Ly Hayslip .... technical advisor
Thomas Hayslip .... assistant: Mr. Ho (as Thomas C. Hayslip)
Debra Hill .... accounting assistant: Thailand
Todd Hill .... caterer: Los Angeles
Elaine Holliman .... staff assistant
Deirdre Horgan .... script supervisor
Nicholas Irwin .... post-production accountant
Jeffrey F. January .... set production assistant (as Jeff January)
Pornpan Jormsak .... immigration liaison: Thailand (as Phorngphan 'Koong' Jormsak)
Sae Tang 'Keng' Kanokporn .... production office coordinator: Thailand (as Kanokporn 'Keng' Sae Tang)
Braden Kuhlman .... office production assistant
Jackson Kuramoto .... assistant: Mr. Ho
Chris Lowenstein .... set production assistant: Thailand
Arthur Manson .... producers' representative
Kris Fullan Martinez .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles (as Kris Fullan)
Margaret McCourt .... first assistant accountant (as Margaret Mccourt)
Suzanne Schnulle Murphy .... first assistant accountant: Los Angeles
Clive Ng .... financial services
Carole Nix .... assistant production coordinator
Pasakorn 'Patrick' Permpoolsap .... office production assistant: Thailand
Mark Pogachefsky .... publicist (as Mark Pogachefski)
Chris Renna .... production physician (as Dr. Christian Renna)
Larry Ring .... assistant location manager: Los Angeles
Pairoj Rojlertjanya .... location manager: Thailand
Phillip Roope .... location manager: Thailand
Mark Rubin .... craft service: Los Angeles
Romaly Sar .... set production assistant: Thailand
Carl Schmidt .... armorer: Thailand
Michael Singer .... unit publicist
Rapin Srisomboon .... accountant: Thailand
Rojana Srisomboon .... accounting assistant: Thailand
Barbara-Ann Stein .... controller
Mike Stokey .... technical advisor: military (as Michael Stokey)
Elizabeth Stone .... spiritual advisor: Naijo No Ko
Leeann Stonebreaker .... production coordinator
Urai 'Toey' Sureekamolchai .... production secretary: Thailand
Chan Thananuntasiri .... catering supervisor: Thailand
Ron Towery .... production secretary
Nadia Venesse .... dialogue coach
Benjamin Von Nagel .... office production assistant
Stanley White .... technical advisor: military
Jerri Whiteman .... payroll accountant
Boyd Wilson .... location manager: Los Angeles
Azita Zendel .... assistant: Mr. Stone
Lennie Appelquist .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Vien Hong .... adr voice (uncredited)
Michael J. Pierce .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Ken Twohy .... intern (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Evan Green .... special thanks
Phil Radin .... special thanks
Jacqueline Stone .... dedicatee
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and sexuality
Runtime:
140 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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:
Mama:If war produces one thing, it's many cemeteries. And in cemeteries, there are no enemies.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Sugar, SugarSee more »

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Where was Oliver stone in Phuket?
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A Different Perspective of War, 21 March 2006
Author: agent52 from United States

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.

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