Heaven & Earth

TitleHeaven & Earth
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsStone, Oliver
Running Time140 minutes
Date Released01/1994
DistributorWarner Bros.
CountryUnited States
Publication Languagevietnamese, english
Abstract

Director Oliver Stone considers the impact of the Vietnam War on a young woman. The war disrupts Le Ly's family and way of life, forcing them to abandon their ancestral lands and village. As a refugee, she experiences brutality and trauma at the hands of the Viet Cong and the Americans. After meeting and marrying U.S. Marine Sgt. Steve Butler, she travels to the United States where the war follows them home. 

Cast

Tommy Lee Jones

Joan Chen

Haing S. Ngor

Hiep Thi Le

Thuan K. Nguyen

Dustin Nguyen

Vinh Dang

Mai Le Ho

Dale Dye

Debbie Reynolds

Conchata Ferrell 

Credits

Produced by Oliver Stone, Arnon Milchan, and Mario Kassar

Directed by Oliver Stone

Screenplay by Oliver Stone

Cinematography by Robert Richardson

Edited by David Brenner and Sally Menke

Music by Kitaro

Genre

Drama, Biography

Full Text

Based on the books When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace by Le Ly Hayslip. Third installment of Oliver Stone's Vietnam Trilogy, following Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July.

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