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The killing fields

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Widescreen version.


In English with optional subtitles in English or French; closed captioned in English for the hearing impaired.


Sam Waterston (Sydney Schanberg), Dr. Haing S. Ngor (Dith Pran), John Malkovich (Al Rockoff), Julian Sands (Jon Swain), Craig T. Nelson (Military Attache), Spalding Gray (U.S. Consul), Bill Paterson (Dr. MacEntire), Athol Fugard (Dr. Sundesval), Graham Kennedy (Dougal).

Publication Information

Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2001

Physical Description

1 videodisc (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA Rating: R.


Dith Pran is an aide, translator and friend of a journalist who is covering the war in Cambodia. He is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand.


Originally released as motion picture in 1984.

Based on the novel: The death and life of Dith Pran / by Sydney Schanberg.

Special features: Feature length commentary by director Roland Joffeé; interactive menus; production notes; theatrical trailer; scene access.

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