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Three Seasons (1999)

Ba mùa (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 30 April 1999 (USA)
An American in Ho Chi Minh City looks for a daughter he fathered during the war. He meets Woody, a child who's a street vendor, and when Woody's case of wares disappears, he thinks the ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Bui

Writers:

Timothy Linh Bui (story), Tony Bui (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ngoc Hiep Nguyen Ngoc Hiep Nguyen ... Kien An
Ngoc Minh Ngoc Minh ... Truck Driver
Phat Trieu Hoang Phat Trieu Hoang ... Huy, Dao's Headman
Diem Kieu Diem Kieu ... Singing Lotus Woman
Hanh Kieu Hanh Kieu ... Giang
Duong Don ... Hai, Cyclo Driver
Huu Duoc Nguyen Huu Duoc Nguyen ... Woody, Child Street Peddler
Hong Son Le Hong Son Le ... Binh, Cyclo Driver
Ba Quang Nguyen Ba Quang Nguyen ... Don, Cyclo Driver
Huu Su Tran Huu Su Tran ... Ngon, Cyclo Driver
Duc Hung Luong Duc Hung Luong ... Minh, Cyclo Driver
Harvey Keitel ... James Hager
Diep Bui Diep Bui ... Lan the Hooker (as Zoe Bui)
Hoang Trieu Hoang Trieu ... Man Who Chases Lan #1
Tran Long Tran Long ... Man Who Chases Lan #2
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Storyline

An American in Ho Chi Minh City looks for a daughter he fathered during the war. He meets Woody, a child who's a street vendor, and when Woody's case of wares disappears, he thinks the soldier took it. Woody hunts for him. A cyclo driver, Hai, gives a ride to Lan, a hotel call girl, and starts waiting for her daily; he falls in love with her and tries to break through her tough veneer. Kien An, a young woman, takes a job harvesting lotuses in the ponds of Teacher Dao, a reclusive man who has leprosy. Her singing awakens him from depression, and he asks her to write down poetry he has composed. The characters' paths cross in small ways, around flowers and kindnesses. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Plot Keywords:

leprosy | poetry | post war | song | saigon | See All (13) »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Harvey Keitel was cast as Captain Benjamin L. Willard in Apocalypse Now (1979), but was replaced by Martin Sheen after the first week of filming. In this movie, he sits in a bar called "Apocalypse Now" (written in the same font as the film). See more »

Quotes

James Hager: I made many mistakes in my life. That was a long time ago. Have I met the same man I was then? A lot of times past. When a chance comes around to make a wrong a right it's a special thing. But I hoped to make one thing right.
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Good Ol' Rock-N-Roll
Written & Performed by Eugene Chrysler
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One of the best films of 1999!
25 November 1999 | by zulu934See all my reviews

Please do yourself a favor and see this film. It is a beautiful and touching masterpiece. The film is set in a large city in modern day Vietnam. I believe it was Saigon. The film centers around the lives of several individuals. There is the ex-Marine (Harvey Keitel), hanging around an old GI bar (now a restaurant), hoping to find his daughter; The cyle taxi driver, who yearns to romance a local call girl; the flower girl who volunteers to write for a reclusive poet who lost his hands to leperacy; and the little boy who sells watches and cigarette lighters in hotels, bars, and the street. All these characters are weaved beautifully into the story like a boat moving slowly but surely up a river to a wonderful place. I have seen very very few movies in the past several years which qualify as true works of art. This movie is the real deal. .


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Country:

Vietnam | USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

30 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Vietnam

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,542, 2 May 1999

Gross USA:

$2,021,698

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,021,698
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (German)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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