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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

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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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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£202,343 (UK) (14 July 1995)
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Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep and Michelle Pfeiffer were all considered for the lead role. 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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Powerful
4 September 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This film should be seen by as many people as possible as it concentrates on the human rights problems in Burma. When I first watched this film in the mid 1990's it totally changed my life. I knew very little about Aung San Suu Kyi or her democracy movement. It effected me so I wanted to understand more about the situation. Any film that has the power to make you want to learn more has done its job properly. Patricia Arquette is superb as the American lady who due to personal tragedy has become reckless with her own life decisions and gets caught up in the ensuing conflict. It is a powerful film about a subject matter which deserves more publicity. As the film itself says the 1988 massacre of Pro democracy activists was not televised and therefore largely went unnoticed to the world. I implore everyone reading these comments to take the time to find out more about the current plight of the Burmese people.

It is about time this film was released on DVD. Can anything be done?


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