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Beyond Rangoon (1995)

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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 ...
Kuswadinata ...
Colonel at Hotel (as Kuswadinath Bujang)
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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 ...
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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 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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Rated R for depiction of violent political oppression | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 August 1995 (USA)  »

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Rangoon  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,750,110 (USA)
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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 »

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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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Attempts to inform the public about truths in non-democracy.
22 August 1999 | by (Tempe, AZ) – See all my reviews

While the movie has its flaws, it brings to light some of the problems that come with living in a country that has no democracy. It makes you empathize with the people under such a government and makes you want to learn more about their lives, their struggles and a potential leader Aung San Suu Kyi. It makes one wonder why our government will interfere places we are not wanted yet ignore those who ask our help.


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