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Beyond Rangoon (1995)

 -  Action | Drama  -  25 August 1995 (USA)
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Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma. After losing her passport at a political rally, she... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Laura Bowman
U Aung Ko ...
U Aung Ko
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Andy Bowman
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Jeremy Watt
Tiara Jacquelina ...
San San, Hotel Desk Clerk
Kuswadinath Bujang ...
Colonel at Hotel
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Mr. Scott
Jit Murad ...
Sein Htoo
Ye Myint ...
Zaw Win
Cho Cho Myint ...
Zabai
Johnny Cheah ...
Min Han
Haji Mohd Rajoli ...
Karen Father
Azmi Hassan ...
Older Karen Boy
Ahmad Fithi ...
Younger Karen Boy
Adelle Lutz ...
Aung San Suu Kyi
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Storyline

Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma. After losing her passport at a political rally, she is left on her own for a few days, during which time she falls in with students fighting for democracy. She and their leader, U Aung Ko, travel through Burma, whilst witnessing many bloody acts of repression by the dictatorship, in an attempt to escape to Thailand. Based on a true story. Written by James Hastie <jdh1000@cus.cam.ac.uk>

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burma | escape | dictatorship | doctor | travel | See more »

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Truth has a witness

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Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for depiction of violent political oppression | See all certifications »
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25 August 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rangoon  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£202,343 (UK) (14 July 1995)
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Patricia Arquette's role was originally intended for Meg Ryan. See more »

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Some of the women are wearing men's longyi (skirts). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Laura Bowman: The trip was Andy's idea. It was easier to say yes than argue. Always that way with my sister. She meant well. Touch of the exotic east would get me away from all the things that reminded me of what happened. But it didn't. Where ever I looked, I saw only the moment when my life ended.
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Patricia's Best Movie
8 January 1999 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Never had I seen such a powerful true story movie. I discovered a city, a country, a lost revolution and even a Nobel prize winner thanks to this masterpiece of cinema.

If you haven't seen this movie, you can't say you've seen anything .

A great lesson of courage, humility and life.

I haven't seen anything as good since.

T.E. Saturday, January 9th, 1999


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