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Green Dragon (2002)

Director: Timothy Linh Bui     Starring: Don Duong Patrick Swayze
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Format: DVD
Sku: 220420695
UPC: 031398136002
UPC 14: 00031398136002
Category Keywords: 1970s  Theatrical Release  Vietnam
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Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, English, Subtitled, Spanish, Dolby, Digital Audio, Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Lions Gate
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/31/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 113 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2002
Video UPC UPC: 00031398136002
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Kathleen Luong
Video Cast Info Don Duong
Video Cast Info Hiep Thi Le
Video Cast Info Patrick Swayze
Video Cast Info Kieu Chinh
Video Cast Info Forest Whitaker
Video Cast Info Billinjer Tran
Video Cast Info Kramer Morgenthau - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Elie Samaha - Producer
Video Cast Info Tajamika Paxton - Producer
Video Cast Info Andrew Stevens - Producer
Video Cast Info Alison Semenza - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Timothy Linh Bui - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Tony Bui - Producer
Video Cast Info Forest Whitaker - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Jeff Danna - Composer
Video Cast Info Tony Bui - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Michael Danna - Composer
Video Cast Info Timothy Linh Bui - Director

Professional 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

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Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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