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Alamo Bay (1985)

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A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town.

Director:

Louis Malle

Writer:

Alice Arlen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Madigan ... Glory
Ed Harris ... Shang
Ho Nguyen Ho Nguyen ... Dinh
Donald Moffat ... Wally
Truyen V. Tran Truyen V. Tran ... Ben
Rudy Young Rudy Young ... Skinner
Cynthia Carle Cynthia Carle ... Honey
Martin LaSalle ... Luis (as Martino LaSalle)
William Frankfather ... Mac
Lucky Mosley Lucky Mosley ... Ab Crankshaw
Bill Thurman ... Sheriff
Michael Ballard Michael Ballard ... Wendell
Gary Basaraba ... Leon
Jerry Biggs Jerry Biggs ... Buddy
Mark Hanks Mark Hanks ... Brandon
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A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town.

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Taglines:

Alamo Bay. A place where everyone risked everything for a piece of the American Dream.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Port Alamo See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,505, 7 April 1985

Gross USA:

$380,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$522,087
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debut film and television credit of actor Ho Nguyen. See more »


Soundtracks

Too Close
Performed by Amy Madigan and John Hiatt
Guitar by Ry Cooder
Piano by Jim Dickinson
Drums by Jim Keltner
Bass by Jorge Calderon
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Anti-Vietnam veteran garbage
24 July 2007 | by GCJakeSee all my reviews

Notice the stereotypes this movie presents: Vietnamese as courteous, hardworking, church going honorable people. Vietnamese war vets: racist, womanizing drunks. This is one of many films that utterly demonizes Vietnam vets. Madigans character so admires the Vietnamese leader that she declares: "You have to be the last cowboy in Texas".

If you watch most Vietnam war flicks vets are usually (take your pick or all of the below) criminals, drug users or dealers, perverts, rapists, psychologically unbalance, racists. Yet statistics show that VV's are no more prone to this than the rest of the general population. Do not watch this crap.


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