The Killing Fields
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1984
Director: Roland Joffé
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085391-141921
Running time: 2:21 (141 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: May 16, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#839)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 09, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
When the Khmer Rouge captured Phnom Penh in 1975, many thought the killing would end. Instead it started a long nightmare in which three million Cambodians would die in the "killing fields."

The Killing Fields is an epic story of friendship and survival produced by David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire) and directed by Roland Joffé (The Mission). Sam Waterston plays Sydney Schanberg, whose war coverage entraps him and other journalists. Dr. Haing S. Ngor is Dith Pran, Schanberg's aide and friend who saves them from execution. But Pran is sentenced to labor camps, enduring starvation and torture before escaping to Thailand. Ngor also endured Khmer Rouge atrocities and saw his moving, Academy Award® winning portrayal of Pran (one of the film's three Oscars®) as a way of bringing his nation's tragic ordeal to light.
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Genres
Drama
War
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Goldcrest Pictures
 • International Film Investors
 • Enigma Productions
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Roland Joffé....Director
Writing
Bruce Robinson....Screenwriter
Production
David Puttnam....Producer
Cinematography
Chris Menges....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Jim Clark....Film Editor
Music
Mike Oldfield....Composer
Sound
Clive Winter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Roy Walker....Production Designer
Roger Murray Leach....Art Director
Steve Spence....Art Director
Judy Moorcroft....Costume Designer
Keith Denny....Costume Designer
Tommie Manderson....Make-up Artist
Yvonne Coppard....Make-up Artist
Ken Lintott....Make-up Artist
Freddie Williamson....Make-up Artist
Sophy Pradith....Make-up Artist
Fred Cramer....Visual Effects
Cast
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
Katherine Krapum Chey....Ser Moeum (Pran's Wife)
Oliver Pierpaoli....Titony (Pran's Son)
Edward Entero Chey....Sarun
Tom Bird....U.S. Military Advisor
Monirak Sisowath....Phat (K. R. 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
Joanna Merlin....Schanberg's Sister
Jay Barney....Schanberg's Father
Mark Long....Noaks
Sayo Imaba....Mrs. Noaks
Mow Leng....Sirik Matak
Chinsaure Sar....Arresting Officer
Hout Ming Tran....K. R. Cadre -First Village
Thach Suon....Sahn
Neevy Pal....Rosa