The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields (1984)

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Dith Pran: We must be like the ox, and have no thought, except for the Party. And have no love, but for the Angka. People starve, but we must not grow food. We must honor the comrade children, whose minds are not corrupted by the past.

Radio announcer: President Ford, in his foreign policy speech, hardly referred to Cambodia... except to say that, as of now, it may be too late.

U.S. Consul: This thing has dragged on too long for it to end in all sweetness and light and after what the Khmer Rouge have been through I don't think they're going to be exactly affectionate toward westerners.

Jon Swain: Look, excuse the pun, but we're either staying - or we're living.

Sydney Schanberg: If anybody ever gets to read about this, you won't be able to look them in the face.

Revealing mistake: When the village where Pran is hiding as a servant is bombed, you see a lot of stuntmen performing elegant jumps as if they were doing gymnastics, some long after the impact of the bomb would have hit them. (01:56:50)

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Trivia: Although a plan was made to smuggle Dith Pran out of the country, it was never carried out - as soon as the embassy authorities caught wind of it, they were concerned that it would jeopardize their exit. Understandably, they insisted that he had to leave the compound.

Allister Cooper, 2011

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