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Heaven & Earth (1993) Poster

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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).
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According to Oliver Stone, he held auditions for the lead role, and Hiep Thi Le (who ended up as the lead role) was pushed into doing the audition by one of her friends.
Star Tommy Lee Jones and director Oliver Stone both share the exact same birth date: September 15, 1946.
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.
The Vietnamese government wouldn't allow Oliver Stone to film on location due to the script's unflattering depiction of the Viet Cong.
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Whenever Le Ly is in a moment of terrible stress or pain, her eyes are wide open, looking upwards. When she is in a moment of joy or peace, her eyes are closed.
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Oliver Stone dedicated the film to his mother, just as he had dedicated Wall Street (1987) to his father.
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The film was based on the book "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places", which Le Ly Hayslip wrote about her experiences during and after the Vietnam War.
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Second of three Oliver Stone films, in which Tommy Lee Jones appeared. The other two were JFK (1991) and Natural Born Killers (1994).
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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).
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The only movie of Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy to not be nominated for Best Picture or win any Oscars
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The only film of Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy to not feature Willem Dafoe.
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Oliver Stone stated this is his favorite movie despite the failure at the box office. This comment was made during a Q&A at the Future of Freedom Foundation Conference telecast on CSPAN3, recorded 6/3/2017.
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