Green Dragon

Directed By: Timothy Linh Bui Starring: Don Duong Patrick Swayze

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Specifications

Studio Lions Gate
SKU 220420695
UPC 031398136002
UPC 14 00031398136002
Format DVD
Release Date 5/31/2011
Keywords
1970s
Theatrical Release
Vietnam
Editors Note
Note GREEN DRAGON takes place during the close of the Vietnam War, at Camp Pendleton, a US military base in California that was a temporary home to thousands of South Vietnamese refugees. Patrick Swayze plays the concerned commander who befriends English-speaking refugee Tai Tran (Don Duong) and hires him as camp manager. His little nephew Minh (Trung Nguyen) and niece Anh (Jennifer Tran) are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their mother, who was left behind during the evacuation. Fortunately, Minh finds a friend in the camp cook (Forest Whitaker), and together they paint a colorful mural on the kitchen wall. Meanwhile, another refugee, Duc (Billinjer Tran), tries hard to embrace the American way of life, but finds heartbreak when he discovers his lost love (Kathleen Luong) is also at the camp, now the second wife of another man. Time passes and everyone listens to the fall of Saigon over the radio while waiting to be assimilated, like it or not, into their strange new homeland. Directed by Timothy Linh Bui, this is a stately, mournful series of vignettes that brings healing attention to an aspect of the Vietnam War some may have forgotten.
Reviews
Los Angeles Times "...Gentle, bittersweet and deeply personal....A gracious, eloquent film that by its end offers a ray of hope to the refugees able to look ahead and resist living in a past forever lost..." 05/01/2002 p.C2
Entertainment Weekly "...[The] interweaving subplots form a quietly moving portrait of a culture violently displaced..." 09/13/2002 p.134
Directors
Timothy Linh Bui
Actors
Don Duong
Patrick Swayze
Cast & Crew
Kathleen Luong - Star
Don Duong - Star
Hiep Thi Le - Star
Patrick Swayze - Star
Kieu Chinh - Star
Forest Whitaker - Star
Billinjer Tran - Star
Kramer Morgenthau - Director of Photography
Elie Samaha - Producer
Tajamika Paxton - Producer
Andrew Stevens - Producer
Alison Semenza - Executive Producer
Timothy Linh Bui - Screenwriter
Tony Bui - Producer
Forest Whitaker - Executive Producer
Jeff Danna - Composer
Tony Bui - Screenwriter
Michael Danna - Composer
Timothy Linh Bui - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
UPC 00031398136002
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 113 minutes
Color Color
Features
DVD, Widescreen, English, Subtitled, Spanish, Dolby, Digital Audio, Dolby Digital (5.1)
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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