The Killing Fields


The Killing Fields Review

People never really got the message about Cambodia that they did about Vietnam. Thanks to movies like The Killing Fields the story can be told, and in fine form. Sam Waterston plays New York Times Sydney Schanberg, who's angrily covering the war from the front lines, but the film (and the Oscar, ultimately) belongs to Haing S. Ngor, who plays Dith Pran, Schanberg's Cambodian translator and assistant. When the shit goes down, Pran can't get out of the country as easily as Schanberg, and the story he tells from the months that followed are epic and heartrending.

The Killing Fields

Facts and Figures

Run time: 141 mins

In Theaters: Friday 1st February 1985

Box Office Worldwide: $34.7M

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Production compaines: Enigma Productions

Reviews 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 34 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Sydney Schanberg, Haing S. Ngor as Dith Pran, as Alan 'Al' Rockoff, Photographer, as Jon Swain, Craig T. Nelson as Major Reeves, Military Attache, as United States consul, as Morgan, Katherine Krapum Chey as Ser Moeum: Dith Pran's wife, Oliver Pierpaoli as Titony: Dith Pran's son, Edward Entero Chey as Sarun, Sydney's Driver, Monirak Sisowath as Phat: Khmer Rouge leader: 2nd village