The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields (1984)

Here, only the silent survive.

  • Genre: Drama, History, War
  • Release Date: 1984-11-23
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 696 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 22min
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  • Production Company: Goldcrest
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Roland Joffé
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New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg is on assignment covering the Cambodian Civil War, with the help of local interpreter Dith Pran and American photojournalist Al Rockoff. When the U.S. Army pulls out amid escalating violence, Schanberg makes exit arrangements for Pran and his family. Pran, however, tells Schanberg he intends to stay in Cambodia to help cover the unfolding story — a decision he may regret as the Khmer Rouge rebels move in.

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  • Sam Waterston

    as Sydney Schanberg
  • Haing S. Ngor

    as Dith Pran
  • John Malkovich

    as Al Rockoff
  • Julian Sands

    as Jon Swain
  • Craig T. Nelson

    as Military Attache
  • Spalding Gray

    as U.S. Consul
  • Bill Paterson

    as Dr. MacEntire
  • Athol Fugard

    as Dr. Sundesval
  • Graham Kennedy

    as Dougal
  • Katherine Krapum Chey

    as Ser Moeum (Pran's Wife)
  • Oliver Pierpaoli

    as Titony (Pran's Son)
  • Edward Entero Chey

    as Sarun
  • Tom Bird

    as U.S. Military Advisor
  • Monirak Sisowath

    as Phat (K.R. Leader 2nd Village)
  • Lambool Dtangpaibool

    as Phat's Son
  • Ira Wheeler

    as Ambassador Wade
  • David Henry

    as France
  • Patrick Malahide

    as Morgan
  • Nell Campbell

    as Beth
  • Joan Harris

    as TV Interviewer
  • Joanna Merlin

    as Schanberg's Sister
  • Jay Barney

    as Schanberg's Father
  • Mark Long

    as Noaks
  • Sayo Inaba

    as Mrs. Noaks
  • Mow Leng

    as Sirik Matak
  • Chinsaure Sa

    as Arresting Officer
  • Hout Ming Tran

    as K.R. Cadre — First Village
  • Thach Suon

    as Sahn
  • Neevy Pal

    as Rosa
Production Pat Golden Casting
Production David Puttnam Producer
Writing Bruce Robinson Screenplay
Production Marion Dougherty Casting
Art Roger Murray-Leach Art Direction
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Camera Chris Menges Director of Photography
Art Roy Walker Production Design
Sound Mike Oldfield Original Music Composer
Editing Jim Clark Editor
Production Susie Figgis Casting
Directing Roland Joffé Director
Art Steve Spence Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Judy Moorcroft Costume Design
Production Iain Smith Associate Producer
Crew Judy Freeman Video Assist Operator
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer
Production Jake Eberts Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Yvonne Coppard Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Ken Lintott Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Sophy Pradith Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Freddie Williamson Makeup Artist
Sound Sacha Semeria Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Paul McCartney Thanks