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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John Boorman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Arquette ... Laura Bowman
U Aung Ko U Aung Ko ... U Aung Ko
Frances McDormand ... Andy Bowman
Spalding Gray ... Jeremy Watt
Tiara Jacquelina Tiara Jacquelina ... San San - Hotel Desk Clerk
Kuswadinata Kuswadinata ... Colonel at Hotel (as Kuswadinath Bujang)
Victor Slezak ... Mr. Scott
Jit Murad Jit Murad ... Sein Htoo
Ye Myint Ye Myint ... Zaw Win
Cho Cho Myint Cho Cho Myint ... Zabai
Johnny Cheah Johnny Cheah ... Min Han
Haji Mohd Rajoli Haji Mohd Rajoli ... Karen Father
Azmi Hassan Azmi Hassan ... Older Karen Boy
Ahmad Fithi Ahmad Fithi ... Younger Karen Boy
Adelle Lutz ... Aung San Suu Kyi
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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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Truth has a witness


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Rated R for depiction of violent political oppression | See all certifications »

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Spalding Gray had previously been in another film about a South East Asian conflict: "The Killing Fields" (1984), which documented the genocide from the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. See more »

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When Patricia Arquette arrives at the railroad station, a train is standing on the track nearest the platform. When she runs to get on the train, it is just pulling in to the station. 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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Very ordinary
29 October 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Beyond Rangoon" is mostly a petite, robust Arquette running barefoot all over Burma from the military junta bad guys while trying desperately to help a wounded super good guy professor. The film mechanically tells its by-the-numbers story about a recently widowed American physician on vacation who gets stuck in the traveler's favorite vacation spot, Burma (yeah, right!), in the midst of a clash between restless citizens and the ruling military junta. The result is very ordinary stuff for Arquette fans, people with an interest in the Burma, and couch potatoes who dig flicks with strong women heros. (C)


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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond Rangoon See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,007,527, 27 August 1995

Gross USA:

$5,750,110

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,750,110
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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