GREEN DRAGON (Theatrical Release USA 2001)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

Green Dragon
—exceptionally realistic and thought provoking—pulls the universally appealing chord as it uniquely captures the plight of the refugee and the courage necessary to make a new life in a completely new country as well as the trust necessary to move forward. The acting makes this movie stand out. Terrific storyline as directed by Timothy Linh Bui deserves kudos for a great job well done.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


After the Vietnam War draws to a close, Vietnamese refugees’ leave Vietnam and seek asylum in the United States where they are temporarily quartered at Camp Pendleton until they can be processed for integration into United States’ neighborhoods.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Timothy Linh Bui for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Alison Semenza for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Gunnery Sergeant Jim Lance (Patrick Swayze), Addie (Forest Whitaker), Tai Tran (Duong Don), Thuy Hoa (Hiep Thi Le), Duc (Billinjer C. Tran), Second Wife (Kathleen Luong), Loi (Phuoc Quan Nguyen), Quang Hai (Long Nguyen), Hien (Catherine Ai), Old Man (Phu Cuong), Kieu (Kieu Chinh), Minh (Trung Nguyen), Anh (Jennifer Tran), Thuy Hoa’s Sister (Linda Tran), Tuan (Tuan Tran), Uncle Tien (Le Van Tuoi), Binh (Joe Ho), and Red Cross Volunteer (Elyse Dinh).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It is an unusually worthy movie to watch. Don’t miss it. It provides some good, after viewing discussion.

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