Patrick Swayze, Forest Whitaker, Duong Don

PG13 | 2001


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Green Dragon

A story from a war that had been forgotten.


115 min

A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California.

The film chronicles the stories told to a young boy and his sister about the other refugees in the camp and about Tai Tran, who dares to introduce himself to Sergeant Jim Lance. In developing a relationship with Lance, Tran is able to improve conditions and communication for all in the refugee camp.

Directed By:

Timothy Linh Bui

Written By:

Timothy Linh Bui


Patrick Swayze, Forest Whitaker, Duong Don, Hiep Thi Le, Billinjer C. Tran


[explaining his drawing of a whipped slave] What’s wrong, kid? Don’t worry, that’s not me. That’s not me. See, that’s an America you don’t understand yet.

It’s bigger than those Sears and Roebuck’s catalogs they’ve been giving you, or those movies they’re showing you, and your Mighty Mouse comics.

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