Dustin Nguyen - Dustin Nguyen and Wife Angela Rockwood-Nguyen Tuesday 2nd December 2008 at Gala For The Christopher And Dana Reeve Foundation Los Angeles, California
The Rebel takes a tightly focused look at the situation in 1922, when French arrogance is at its most extreme and impoverished rebels run wild trying to win back their land through sabotage, civil disobedience, and assassinations. The streets of Saigon are chaotic as rebels, led by the young and lovely Vo (Thanh Van Ngo), murder a French official right under the noses of his brutal security chief, the collaborator Sy (Dustin Nguyen), and Sy's dashing underling Cuong (Johnny Nguyen). When Vo is captured, Sy and Cuong torture her ruthlessly to find out the location of her group's hideout, but eventually Cuong takes pity on her (or does he?), switches sides (or does he?), and helps her escape back to her village.
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Set in 1978 and featuring a porntastic wocka-wocka-wocka guitar-driven soundtrack straight out of Shaft, the movie drops us into a smoggy Hollywood, where first-time director Ronney (Jake Sandvig) is setting out to complete The Game of Death, Bruce Lee's unfinished masterpiece. His goal is to shoot additional footage and splice it all together to help his producer dad make money off the Bruce Lee footage he's acquired.
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Tracy (Cate Blanchett) works as an assistant manager in a small video-rental store in Sydney, Australia. She is recovering from a heroin addiction and trying to get money together to co-open a computer-gaming center with her boss. She lives with her mom and every once-in-awhile, looks in on her father figure, Lionel (Hugo Weaving). On his birthday, her brother (Martin Henderson) brings back Jonny (Dustin Nguyen), her old flame when she was using. He claims to be going straight and things begin to bubble again. This is interrupted by the fact that both Lionel and Tracy's brother are in business (and in Lionel's case, a sexual relationship) with Bradley (Sam Neill, complete menace), a ruthless drug dealer who is trying to retire. Tracy's hold on sobriety is tested to unfathomable lengths, and her trust in both brother and John is shaken to the core.
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