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The Year of Living Dangerously Details

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[[Performer~P91479~Mel Gibson~melgibson]] stars in this period political thriller directed by [[Performer~P116294~Peter Weir~peterweir]]. Set in Indonesia during the 1965 coup against President Sukarno, the film stars [[Performer~P91479~Gibson~melgibson]] as Guy Hamilton, an Australian wire-service reporter covering the scene. Whenever Hamilton becomes too glib or indifferent for his own good, he is brought back to earth by his "conscience," photographer Billy Kwan (played in male drag by diminutive actress [[Performer~P33978~Linda Hunt~lindahunt]], who won an Academy Award for her performance). As all of Jakarta sinks into disarray, Hamilton pursues a romance with British attaché Jill Bryant ([[Performer~P75144~Sigourney Weaver~sigourneyweaver]]). Filmed on location in the Philippines and Australia, the film was financed by MGM, in the first such American-Australian financial collaboration. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 21, 1982

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Linda Hunt Best Supporting Actress 1983 Winner
National Board of Review Linda Hunt Best Supporting Actress 1983 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Linda Hunt Best Supporting Actress 1983 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Linda Hunt Best Supporting Actress 1983 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Linda Hunt Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1983 Nominee

Cast

Mel Gibson
as Guy Hamilton
Sigourney Weaver
as Jill Bryant
Linda Hunt
as Billy Kwan
Michael Murphy
as Peter Curtis
Bill Kerr
as Col. Henderson
Noel Ferrier
as Wally
Paul Sonkkila
as Condon
Bembol Roco
as Kumar
Domingo Landicho
as Hortono
Norma Uatuhan
as Ibu
Joonee Gamboa
as Naval Officer
Coco Marantha
as Pool waiter
Mark Egerton
as Embassy aide
Ali Nur
as Ali
Joel Lamangan
as Security Man 1
Mike Emperio
as President Sukarno
Bernardo Nacilla
as Dwarf
Joel Agona
as Palace Guard

Crew

Peter Weir
Director
Peter Weir
Producer
James McElroy
Producer
Peter Weir
Screenwriter
David Williamson
Screenwriter
Russell Boyd
Cinematographer
Maurice Jarre
Composer (Music Score)
Wendy Stites
Production Designer
Herbert Pinter
Production Designer
Terry Ryan
Costume Designer
Mark Egerton
First Assistant Director
Tim Sanders
Production Manager
Gary Wilkins
Sound Recordist
Judy Lovell
Makeup
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