Trivia: When Dith Pran is caught listening to the radio by his peasant owners, what actually happened [and not shown in the film] was quite funny. The home owner jovially asked Dith a question in FRENCH and Dith was too shocked to answer so he ran away, much to the amusement of the host and his friends.
Continuity mistake: When the protagonists are trying to get to the French embassy they pass a VW beetle whose windshield is smashed by a Red Khmer. The camera angle is not very helpful but if you look closely you see that the window is gone already, and the pieces flying over the hood are from the bit of glass that sticks in the frame. (00:56:50)
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.
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