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Alamo Bay Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Director Louis Malle scrutinizes modern-day racism in Alamo Bay. The scene is the Texas coast, where local fishermen resent the "intrusion" of Vietnam refugees. Fair-minded shrimp supplier Wally (Donald Moffat) hires several Vietnamese workers, which serves to further infuriate the locals. The most vociferous of Moffat's opponents is a fisherman, Shang (Ed Harris), who faces bankruptcy due to loss of business. A town meeting designed to settle the issue erupts into violence when Vietnamese emigre Dinh (Ho Nguyen) accuses some of the locals of bending the law for their own purposes. A desperate Shang asks his former lover Glory (Amy Madigan) for financial aid, a delicate situation in that she is Wally's daughter. When the Ku Klux Klan arrives on the scene to drive the Vietnamese out, Glory sides with the refugees, resulting in strong friendship between herself and Dinh. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:April 3, 1985

Cast

Amy Madigan
as Glory
Ed Harris
as Shang
Nguyen Ho
as Dinh
Donald Moffat
as Wally
Rudy Young
as Skinner
Cynthia Carle
as Honey
Martin Lasalle
as Luis
William Frankfather
as Mac
Lucky Mosley
as Ab Crankshaw
Tony Anastasio
as Band Member
Gary Basaraba
as Leon
Reathel Bean
as Radio D. J.
Jerry Biggs
as Buddy
Christopher Blum
as Quick Finance
Laura Casterline
as Brandon's Girl Friend
Carolyn Farnsworth
as Marge
Tony Frank
as Leroy
Johnny Gimble
as Band Member
Doris Hargrave
as Mrs. Ranney
Richard Hormachea
as Band Member
David Ivanowski
as Tyd Hwrt
Harvey Lewis
as Tex
Wally Murphy
as Band Member
Barbara Opstad
as Woman in Bar
Ed Opstad
as Cal
Jay Patterson
as Texas Voice
Sally Sockwell
as Texas Voice
Norman Spells
as Fisherman
Tuan Tran
as Ho
Jimmie Ray Weeks
as Texas Voice
Ken West
as Fisherman
Caroline Williams
as Diane
Reese Wynans
as Band Member
Buddy Killen
as Rev. Disney
Laura Casterline
as Brandon's Girl Friend
Tuan Tran
as Ho
Reathel Bean
as Radio D. J.
Buddy Killen
as Rev. Disney
Ken West
as Fisherman
Sally Sockwell
as Texas Voice
Norman Spells
as Fisherman
Johnny Gimble
as Band Member
Tony Anastasio
as Band Member
Jay Patterson
as Texas Voice
Caroline Williams
as Diane
Barbara Opstad
as Woman in Bar
Jerry Biggs
as Buddy
Reese Wynans
as Band Member
Tony Frank
as Leroy
Harvey Lewis
as Tex
Carolyn Farnsworth
as Marge
Jimmie Ray Weeks
as Texas Voice
Christopher Blum
as Quick Finance
Ed Opstad
as Cal
David Ivanowski
as Tyd Hwrt
Gary Basaraba
as Leon
Doris Hargrave
as Mrs. Ranney
Wally Murphy
as Band Member
Richard Hormachea
as Band Member

Crew

Louis Malle
Director
Louis Malle
Producer
Vincent Malle
Producer
Alice Arlen
Screenwriter
Ry Cooder
Composer (Music Score)
Alain Jakubowicz
Editor
Rhiley Fuller
Art Director
Christian Kelly
Set Designer
Marianne Fassler
Costume Designer
Deirdre Williams
Costume Designer
Rita Ogden
Makeup
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