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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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Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance
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Addie
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Tai Tran
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Thuy Hoa
Billinjer C. Tran ...
Duc (as Billinjer Tran)
Kathleen Luong ...
Second Wife
Phuoc Quan Nguyen ...
Loi
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Quang Hai
Catherine Ai ...
Hien
Phu Cuong ...
Old Man
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Kieu
Trung Nguyen ...
Minh
Jennifer Tran ...
Anh
Linda Tran ...
Thuy Hoa's Sister
Tuan Tran ...
Tuan
Le Van Tuoi ...
Uncle Tien
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Binh
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Red Cross Volunteer
Michael Minh ...
Vietnamese Soldier
Victor Thang Do ...
Viet Worker
April Tran ...
Barber
Monique Letran ...
Q. Hai's Wife
John Gripentrog ...
American Server
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Man on Crutches (as Phong Vo)
Vu Manh Don ...
Viet Man with Jacket
Hieu Nguyen ...
Man in Quanset Hut
Hien Nguyen ...
Man's Wife
Tom Nguyen ...
Vietnamese Volunteer
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Marine
Michael Salamon ...
Lance Corporal
Tran Cong Nghi ...
Priest
Erv Immeman ...
Radio Announcer (voice) (as Erv Immerman)
Loan Nguyen ...
Vietnamese Camp Announcer (voice)
Leo Trombetta ...
American Camp Announcer (voice)
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Himself (1975 speech) (uncredited) (voice)
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Walla group (uncredited)

Directed by

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Timothy Linh Bui

Written by

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Timothy Linh Bui ... (screenplay)
 
Timothy Linh Bui ... (story)
 
Tony Bui ... (story)

Produced by

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Tony Bui ... producer
Taj Paxton ... producer (as Tajamika Paxton)
Elie Samaha ... producer
Alison Semenza ... executive producer
William B. Steakley ... line producer
Andrew Stevens ... producer
Quynh Trinh ... co-producer
Forest Whitaker ... executive producer

Music by

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Jeff Danna
Mychael Danna

Cinematography by

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Kramer Morgenthau

Film Editing by

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Leo Trombetta

Editorial Department

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Joel T. Pashby ... assistant editor
Chuck Winston ... color timer

Casting By

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Rene Haynes

Production Design by

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Jerry Fleming

Set Decoration by

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Betty Berberian
Monique Le Tran

Costume Design by

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Ghia Fam

Makeup Department

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Edward Morrison ... hair stylist: Mr. Whitaker
Nia Nguyen ... key hair stylist
Thu Nguyen ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Maureen Norton ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tony Bui ... second unit director
Daniel Carrey ... first assistant director
Samantha Deane ... second second assistant director
James Velasquez ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Mark Anderson ... property master
Lance DeSpain ... lead scenic artist
Monique Le Tran ... on-set dresser
Colin McGreal ... storyboard artist
Michele R. Miller ... mural artist
Christopher Schultz ... on-set dresser
Frank Svengsouk ... mural artist
Patrick Tonioli ... scenic artist

Sound Department

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Felipe Borrero ... production sound mixer
Lorita de la Cerna ... foley mixer
Patrick Giraudi ... re-recording mixer
Kevin Hamilton ... dialogue editor / sound editor / supervising adr editor
Tim Song Jones ... boom operator
Scott C. Kolden ... supervising sound editor
Kelly Vandever ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Tom Ceglia ... special effects
Albert Lannutti ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Chris Ervin ... digital artist: main title sequence
Christopher Dusendschon ... digital imaging: THDX (uncredited)

Stunts

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Warren A. Stevens ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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David Blundell ... gaffer
Marc Carter ... first assistant camera
Bennett Cerf ... camera loader
Helen Cho Anthos ... first assistant camera (as Helen Chough)
Cooper Donaldson ... gaffer: second unit
Edward A. Gutentag ... Steadicam operator
Scott Herrick ... best boy grip
Colin Hudson ... Steadicam operator
Joel Jaspan ... key grip
Dan Lynch ... grip
Jamie Maxtone-Graham ... cinematographer: second unit
Melissa McManigal ... second assistant camera: second unit
Andrew Mogel ... assistant camera
Tobin Oldach ... camera intern
Stephen Martin Paull ... assistant chief lighting technician
Caleb H. Poynter ... gaffer: second unit
Jeff Ridley ... key grip: second unit
C. Shipley ... grip
Jonathan Sizemore ... lighting technician
Joshua Stern ... set lighting technician
Hopper Stone ... still photographer (as Peter Stone)
Demian Scott Vaughs ... dolly grip (as Demian Vaughs)
John Vetter ... second assistant camera
Jason Wawro ... first assistant camera: second unit

Casting Department

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Peter Alwazzan ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Malou Magnusson ... costume supervisor / costumer

Music Department

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Irving Berlin ... composer: song "White Christmas"
Brad Haehnel ... music mixer
Andrew Lockington ... orchestrator
David Sabee ... orchestra contractor
Chas Smith ... exotic instruments

Transportation Department

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Gary D. Fennell ... transportation coordinator
Michael A. Nordenstrom ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Jamiah Adams ... production assistant
George Anastassatos ... assistant: Ms. Semenza
Erik Anderson ... assistant: Mr. Samaha
Leland Buck ... security officer
Michael Connor ... assistant: Mr. Whitaker
James D. Dever ... technical advisor: military
Judy Dixon ... publicist
Jake Donohoe ... assistant production accountant
Kristen Figeroid ... assistant: Mr. Stevens
Luis Frausto ... production assistant
Shawn D. Haney ... military liaison (as Capt. Shawn D. Haney)
Marla Hathaway ... craft service
Robert Hepburn ... set medic (as Robert E. 'Sarge' Hepburn)
Amy Huth ... assistant production coordinator
Rodney Itier ... assistant: Mr. Samaha
Jozsef Kovacs ... security officer
Linda Kwan ... script supervisor: English
Heather Lipson ... choreographer
John L. Long ... production assistant
Ian Lyons ... production assistant
Don Meredith ... set medic
Matthew W. Morgan ... DoD Project Officer
Roy Ruiz ... security coordinator
Benjamin Sacks ... production coordinator
Michael Salamon ... assistant: Timothy Bui and Tony Bui (as Michael 'Serp' Salamon)
Cathy Thomas ... assistant: Ms. Paxton
Laura Torrance ... studio teacher
Ted Torre-Bueno ... production assistant
Jim Valdez ... assistant: Mr. Stevens
Onni Vosdoganes ... production coordinator
Dona Williams ... production accountant

Thanks

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Nam Loc ... special thanks
Robert Wheaton ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A story from a war that had been forgotten See more »
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Also Known As
  • Puff the Magic Dragon (United States)
  • Untitled Bui Brothers Project (United States)
  • The Dragon (Italy)
  • Dragão Verde (Brazil)
  • A Cor do Dragão (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $19,511, 05 May 2002

Did You Know?

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Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of 'Green Dragon' (2002). See more »
Crazy Credits Crew Morale... Quynh Trinh See more »
Quotes 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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