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Green Dragon (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama | 23 April 2004 (South Korea)
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The story of some Vietnamese refugees as they first arrive at Camp Pendleton in the United States as the Vietnam War ends in 1975.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance
... Addie
... Tai Tran
... Thuy Hoa
Billinjer C. Tran ... Duc (as Billinjer Tran)
Kathleen Luong ... Second Wife
Phuoc Quan Nguyen ... Loi
... Quang Hai
Catherine Ai ... Hien
Phu Cuong ... Old Man
... Kieu
Trung Nguyen ... Minh
Jennifer Tran ... Anh
Linda Tran ... Thuy Hoa's Sister
Tuan Tran ... Tuan
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Storyline

A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, this movie focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by other refugees in the camp and of Tai Tran, who dares to introduce himself to Sergeant Jim Lance. In developing a relationship with Lance, Tran is able to improve conditions and communication for all in the refugee camp. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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A story from a war that had been forgotten

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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing situations, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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23 April 2004 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Puff the Magic Dragon  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,511, 5 May 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$281,803
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Near the beginning of the movie, Minh (the young boy) walks the length of the darkened Quonset hut. He goes to the end and looks through the set of double doors. The very next scene switches to the exterior. He is now exiting a single door, because he has come out on the side of the building. See more »

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Addie: [explaining his drawing of a whipped slave] What's wrong, kid? Don't worry, that's not me. That's not me. See, that's an America you don't understand yet. It's bigger than those Sears and Roebuck's catalogs they been giving you, or those movies they're showing you, and your Mighty Mouse comics.
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Crew Morale... Quynh Trinh See more »

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Featured in The Making of 'Green Dragon' (2002) See more »

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Those still alive after a war.
16 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

This story is about tragedy and the uprooting of whole societies. This specific story is a telling of Vietnam, but it could be transferred to many other moments in history. When a people have their whole lives destroyed by war, then how do you start over? We see the various forms that emotions can go through, and how each individual deals with them. Even when everything is gone, you end up with choices. How you handle the worst of times, can determine how you live out the rest of your life. There is not a right answer in most cases, but you have to find a way to continue.

Patrick and Forest are only extras in this movie. They help create the set up for the refugees, who must find a way to begin again. Some want to go back, which is almost impossible as life can never be the same after war. The continual theme throughout this movie is a longing for peace. Emotions are stretched to the end as people search for loved ones, and search for meaning. There is always hope when looking to the future, but the devastation of loss will never be forgotten.

It is a very good telling of how wars affect the survivors. The headlines are written down in the history books, but life is continued on a personal level. It is hard to imagine what it would be like to actually survive, and yet it has happened so many times in the conflicts between cultures.


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