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City of Ghosts (2002)

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A con man (Dillon) travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for...

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A con man flees to Southeast Asia when an international scam he was involved in goes sour. Suspecting he's been double-crossed by his long-time mentor, he sets off to Cambodia for his promised cut. What he finds there is a mysterious and hostile environment where even the most polished criminal can end up on deadly ground. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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where you go when you can't turn back. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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27 March 2003 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Beneath the Banyan Trees  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,547 (USA) (25 April 2003)

Gross:

$325,491 (USA) (20 June 2003)
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Trivia

First time that James Caan and 'Stellan Skarsgard' were in a film together. They teamed up again immediately for Dogville (2003). See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie Jimmy is lying in the back seat of the cab with a red shirt covering his face. The cab driver wakes him up and Jimmy exits the cab and puts on a green shirt. See more »

Quotes

Joseph Kaspar: I'll call you if I want to see you.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to the People of Cambodia. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Do You Believe in Love at Sight
(1931)
(Also known as "Do You Believe in Love at Sight?")
Music Ted Fio Rito (as Ted Fiorito)
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by McKinney's Cotton Pickers
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label, A Unit of BMG Entertainment
Under license from BMG Special Products
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'Oh no, not Matt Dillon'.............get over it.
31 August 2003 | by (Southampton, England) – See all my reviews

After reading some of the comments left by IMDB users I wasn't sure if I should actually waste a couple of hours by watching this film. After watching, though, I thought the comments were a little harsh.

Criticism's included under developed characters, thin plot, unexplained actions, and a poor performance by Matt Dillon. I am not, and never will be, a film studies student so I guess I am not 'qualified' to comment on any of the above, but in my own humble opinion the film progressed nicely and if people cared to watch carefully each action was easily understood.

If you can get over your immediate 'Matt Dillon, no thanks' attitude you may end up enjoying this film.


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