The Killing Fields

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Based on New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg's relationship with native assistant Dith Pran in 1970s war-torn Cambodia. Gripping and realistic!
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Based on New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg's relationship with native assistant Dith Pran in 1970s war-torn Cambodia. Gripping and realistic!

Original Release

11/16/1984

US Release

02/01/1985

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Cast

Sam Waterston Sydney Schanberg
Haing S. Ngor Dith Pran
Craig T. Nelson Military Attaché / Major Reeves, Military Attache
John Malkovich Al Rockoff / Alan 'Al' Rockoff, Photographer
Athol Fugard Dr. Sundesval
Julian Sands Jon Swain
Spalding Gray U.S. Consul / United States consul
Bill Paterson Dr. MacEntire
Graham Kennedy Dougal
Katherine Krapum Chey Ser Moeum (Pran's Wife) / Ser Moeum: Dith Pran's wife
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Roland Joffe

Writers

Bruce Robinson

Cast

Sam Waterston Sydney Schanberg
Haing S. Ngor Dith Pran
Craig T. Nelson Military Attaché / Major Reeves, Military Attache
John Malkovich Al Rockoff / Alan 'Al' Rockoff, Photographer
Athol Fugard Dr. Sundesval
Julian Sands Jon Swain
Spalding Gray U.S. Consul / United States consul
Bill Paterson Dr. MacEntire
Graham Kennedy Dougal
Katherine Krapum Chey Ser Moeum (Pran's Wife) / Ser Moeum: Dith Pran's wife
Oliver Pierpaoli Titony (Pran's Son) / Titony: Dith Pran's son
Edward Entero Chey Sarun / Sarun, Sydney's Driver
Tom Bird U.S. Military Advisor
Monirak Sisowath Phat (K.R. Leader 2nd Village) / Phat: Khmer Rouge leader: 2nd village
Lambool Dtangpaibool Phat's Son
Ira Wheeler Ambassador Wade
David Henry France
Patrick Malahide Morgan
Nell Campbell Beth
Joan Harris TV Interviewer

Producers

Jake Eberts Executive Producer
David Puttnam Producer
Iain Smith Producer

Editors

Jim Clark

1985 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1985 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1985 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1985 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1985 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nominated
1985 Oscar Best Cinematography Won
1985 Oscar Best Film Editing Won
1985 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1985 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1985 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1985 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Won
1985 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
1985 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
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