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  (in credits order)

Esperanza Catubig ... Minh
Art Desuyo ... Duc

Daphne Ashbrook ... Belinda

Leo Burmester ... Jack

Kelvin Han Yee ... Tron
Steven Anthony Jones ... James
Hansford Prince ... Ron

Peter Fitzsimmons ... Marlon
Richard Harder ... Mr. Jimmie
Laurence Thoo ... Dung
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Gross ... Salt Company Foreman
Mai Huynh ... Peasant Woman
Patricia Tyler ... Ms. Grey
Hunter Vo ... Gang member (as Phu Vo)

Tom Wright ... John Shed

Directed by
Charles Koppelman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Koppelman  writer

Produced by
Charles Koppelman .... producer
Frank Simeone .... line producer
Leah Stauffer .... co-producer
Doria Summa .... co-producer
Original Music by
Greg Reitan 
Cinematography by
Barry Stone 
Film Editing by
Robert Grahamjones 
Tom Hill 
Casting by
Michelle Morris 
Production Design by
Pamela B. Warner 
Set Decoration by
Marjorie Ann Morgenstern 
Makeup Department
Julie Aschenbrenner .... makeup artist
Production Management
Frank Simeone .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Gallagher .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jeff McRory .... swing gang art department
Sound Department
Dan Gleich .... sound mixer
Norman Kern .... sound designer
James Lindsey .... foley artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Casey Alicino .... grip
David King .... grip
Lorna Leslie .... assistant camera
Kevin Mills .... grip
John Schweitzer .... electrician
Editorial Department
Walter Murch .... consulting editor
Location Management
Greg Runnels .... location manager
Music Department
Orrin Keepnews .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Mark Runnels .... transportation captain
Other crew
Michele Dennis .... script supervisor
Nancy Hagens .... production coordinator
Walter Marín .... office production assistant
Christina Park .... assistant production coordinator
Jen Pham .... office production assistant

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98 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Well acted, great score, and superb cinematogrophy make this a must-see, 8 May 2000
Author: buster-36 from Susanville, CA

Dumbarton Bridge is a lyrical film which deals with many issues of timely relevance. As we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam war, many vets continue to deal with painful issues from that era such as substance abuse, reuniting of families created during that conflict and general identity challenges. Koppelman, through his well-casted and superbly scored film, touches on these issues with care, thoughtfulness and an eye and ear for the nuances of delicate human relationships.

The cinematography, while understated, is sensitive and creates the precise mood to accompany this moving first feature for Koppelman. I look forward to more from this filmmaker.

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