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Beyond Rangoon Details

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In a role originally intended for [[Performer~P62388~Meg Ryan~megryan]], [[Performer~P2423~Patricia Arquette~patriciaarquette]] plays Dr. Laura Bowman in director [[Performer~P82431~John Boorman~johnboorman]]'s film of an American abroad in a strange country. It's 1988 and Laura is desperate to flee the United States and the memory of her husband and son's murders. Accompanied by her sister, Andy ([[Performer~P47305~Frances McDormand~francesmcdormand]]), she heads for Burma just as the peaceful protests against the country's military government take a more violent turn. Andy and the rest of their party flee in a hurry, but Laura is forced to stay behind when she loses her passport. A former professor (Aung Ko) offers her guidance to the border of Thailand, where they both hope to make their escape. [[Performer~P82431~Boorman~johnboorman]]'s scenes of action and violence are well-staged, but [[Performer~P2423~Arquette~patriciaarquette]] is not big enough to carry the film and her plight seems inconsequential next to that of the Burmese as the military begins its ruthless crackdown. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

  • Release date:August 25, 1995

Cast

Patricia Arquette
as Laura Bowman
Frances McDormand
as Andy Bowman
Spalding Gray
as Jeremy Watt
Victor Slezak
as Mr. Scott
Adelle Lutz
as Aung San Suu Kyi
Charley Boorman
as Photographer
Enzo Rossi
as Laura's Son

Crew

John Boorman
Director
John Boorman
Producer
Barry Spikings
Producer
Sean Ryerson
Producer
Eric Pleskow
Producer
Bill Rubenstein
Screenwriter
Alex Lasker
Screenwriter
John Seale
Cinematographer
David Burr
Cinematographer
Hans Zimmer
Composer (Music Score)
Ron Davis
Editor
Anthony Pratt
Production Designer
Errol Kelly
Art Director
Alex Lasker
Co-producer
Bill Rubenstein
Co-producer
Mark Egerton
Associate Producer
Sean Ryerson
Executive Producer
Gary Wilkins
Sound/Sound Designer
John Evans
Special Effects
Mark Egerton
First Assistant Director
Asoka Perera
Production Manager
Mary Gail Artz
Casting
Barbara Cohen
Casting
Felicity Bowring
Makeup
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