Beyond Rangoon


1h 40m 1995

Brief Synopsis

After her life is all but destroyed by personal tragedy, Laura Bowman, a young American physician, decides to protect herself from any further painful human contact. Travelling through Asia with her sister, she is virtually immune to the charms, and challenges, of this beautiful but beleaguered part

Film Details

Also Known As
Más allá de Rangún
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Castle Rock Entertainment; Castle Rock Entertainment; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Direct Travel Of California Inc; General Screen Enterprises; Panavision, Ltd.; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Technicolor
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Concorde Productions; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Rank Film Distributors Inc; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Turner Entertainment Company; Union Generale
Location
Malaysia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

After her life is all but destroyed by personal tragedy, Laura Bowman, a young American physician, decides to protect herself from any further painful human contact. Travelling through Asia with her sister, she is virtually immune to the charms, and challenges, of this beautiful but beleaguered part of the world. But when she unexpectedly finds herself stranded in the Burmese capital of Rangoon, Laura is suddenly in the midst of a city torn apart by oppression and dissent. No longer able to remain one of life's "tourists," Laura begins a journey beyond the city, and beyond her own personal borders. It is a journey that will take her to the very heart of a nation that is, like herself, in crisis.

Crew

Shaik Abdullah

Accounting Clerk

Zul Akbar

Extras Casting

Greg Allen

Electrician

Claudette Almeida

Local Production Coordinator

Lylie Almeida

Local Accountant

Foor Soon Lan Ang

Seamstress

Mary-gail Artz

Casting

Martin Atkinson

Other

Kelley L Baker

Production Accountant

John Beharrell

Post-Production Accountant

David Bennett

Assistant Production Accountant

Peter Benoit

Publicist

Desiree Bertasso

Assistant (To John Boorman)

John Boorman

Producer

John Boorman

Screenwriter

Felicity Bowring

Key Makeup

Pat Brennan

Dialogue Editor

John Breslin

1st Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)

David Burr

Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Robbie Burr

Best Boy Electrician

Sylvia Byrne

Assistant (To John Boorman)

Ron Cartwright

Special Effects

Robert L Catron

Los Angeles Liaison

Aloysius Chan

Props Buyer

Lloyd Yeoh Seng Chee

Assistant Hairstylist

Raymond Chia

Stunts

Vincent Chin

Production Assistant

Andy Clarke

Other

Alan Clements

Special Advisor

Barbara Cohen

Casting

Shaun Conway

Electrician

Scott Crafford

Assistant Sound Editor

John Davey

Scenic Artist

Ron Davis

Editor

Ron Davis

Editor

Daya Dollapihila

Sculptor

Walter Donohue

Associate Producer

Mike Dowson

Foley Mixer

Kevin Draycott

Special Effects

Mark Egerton

1st Assistant Director

Mark Egerton

Associate Producer

John Evans

Special Effects Coordinator

Betsy Filwood

Production Coordinator

Eddie Fowlie

Property Master

Eddie Fowlie

Set Decorator

Kathleen Fowlie

Other

Ian Fuller

Supervising Sound Editor

Nick Glennie-smith

Orchestra Conductor

Nick Glennie-smith

Additional Music

Ugs Goonatilleke

Grip

Charles Green

Other

Gavin Greenaway

Original Music

Warren Grieef

Grip (2nd Unit)

Gwyn Griffiths

Assistant (To Barry Spikings)

Hafis Halim

Extras Casting

Billy Hansard

Other

Lal Harindranath

Property Master

Habibon Haron

Location Assistant

Richard Harvey

Pan Pipe Solo

Brian Hathaway

Transportation Captain

John Hayward

Re-Recording Mixer

Hazliza Binti Hazlan

Location Assistant

Anna Howard

"B" Camera 1st Assistant

Paul Hulme

Other

Benn Hyde

Best Boy Grip

U U Illangakoon

Sculptor

Garth Inns

Special Effects

John Ireland

Foley

Robert Ireland

Assistant Sound Editor

Debra James

Production Coordinator

Sherard Jayasuriya

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Wimal Jayawardene

Sculptor

Amber S Jordyn

Assistant Costumer

K D Justin

Construction Coordinator

Chandra Kaliimuthu

Production Assistant

Krishnan Kaliimuthu

Production Assistant

Reena Kaur

Production Assistant

Errol Kelly

Art Director

Darrin Keough

1st Assistant Camera

Deborah La Gorce Kramer

Costume Designer

Alex Lasker

Co-Producer

Alex Lasker

Screenwriter

John Lee

Electrician

Liz Legurn

3rd Assistant Director

Alvin Lew

Assistant Costumer

Arabella Lockhart

Assistant Costumer

Susie Loh

Production Assistant

Sena Mabulage

Chief Props

Sena Mabulage

Other

Gamini Mallawarachchi

Other

Nihal Mallawarachchi

Other

Subamanian Mani

Location Manager

David Marder

Transportation Coordinator

Pauline Martin

Foley Artist

Ted Mason

Adr Supervisor

Brett Matthews

2nd Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)

Digby Milner

Special Effects

Ernie Misko

Costume Department

Kathleen Misko

On Set Costumer

Geoff Mist

Foley Recordist

Mustapha Muhamad

Production Assistant

Ernie Mundell

Assistant Production Coordinator

Senaka Nawaratne

Sketch Artist

Mohd Wan Nazri

Extras Casting

Rob Nevis

Assistant Costumer

Christine Newell

Assistant Sound Editor

Rangi Nikora

Other

Bob Nugent

Special Effects

Maire O'sullivan

Assistant Make-Up

Amy Ong

Production Assistant

William Ong

Stunt Coordinator

Philip A Patterson

2nd Assistant Director

Toby Pease

1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Benedict Pereira

Grip (2nd Unit)

Asoka Perera

Unit Production Manager

Frankie Phang

Stunts

Christina Phun

Assistant Props Buyer

Michael Pickells

Camera Technician

Eric Pleskow

Producer

Ian Plummer

Gaffer

Emma Pounds

2nd Assistant Director

Anthony Pratt

Production Designer

Sunil Premaratne

2nd Stand-By Props

Graham Prescott

Original Music

Tilak Pushpakumer

Grip

Pat Rambaut

Script Supervisor

Mansell Rivers-bland

Principal Sculptor

Bob Robinson

Dialogue Editor

Maggie Rodford

Score Wrangler

Bill Rubenstein

Screenwriter

Bill Rubenstein

Co-Producer

Bill Rubenstein

Still Photographer

Chandran Rutnam

Production Supervisor

Sean Ryerson

Executive Producer

Amy Elizabeth Sabel

Casting Assistant

Ramona Sanchez-waggoner

Production Accountant

Emma Schofield

1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

John Seale

Director Of Photography

John Seale

Camera Operator

Ajith Seneviratue

Other

Brad Shield

Steadicam Operator

Brad Shield

"B" Camera Operator

Nihal Silva

Grip

Peter Singho

Sculptor

Dr. A Sivarajah

Other

Adam Milo Smalley

Music Editor

Adam Milo Smalley

Music Producer

Barry Spikings

Producer

John Stanborough

Other

Rebecca J Steele

"B" Camera 2nd Assistant

Harry Stokes

Special Effects

Phil Stokes

Special Effects

Marc Streitenfeld

Assistant (To Hans Zimmer)

Paul Thompson

Key Grip

Paul Thompson

Dolly Grip

Fiachra Trench

Original Music

Denham Van Gramberg

Electrician

Dorene Villarrial

Assistant Production Accountant

Mick Vivian

Grip

Larry Waggoner

Key Hairstylist

Rudy Neoh Kok Wah

Transportation Co-Captain

Derek Wallace

Standby Props

Mark J Wasiutak

Boom Operator

Sylvia Wheeler

Negative Cutter

Barry Whitrod

Special Effects

Sunil Wijeratne

Assistant Art Director

Susil Wijeratue

Props Maker Foreman

Nimal Wijisiri

Labor Foreman

Gary Wilkins

Sound Mixer

Kyaw Win

Special Advisor

Jenny Lee Wright

Foley Artist

Julie Wurm

2nd Assistant Camera

Craig Zerouni

Digital Optical Effects (Cfx Associates London)

Hans Zimmer

Music Producer

Hans Zimmer

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Más allá de Rangún
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Castle Rock Entertainment; Castle Rock Entertainment; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Direct Travel Of California Inc; General Screen Enterprises; Panavision, Ltd.; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Technicolor
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Concorde Productions; Monopole Pathe Films Ag; Rank Film Distributors Inc; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Turner Entertainment Company; Union Generale
Location
Malaysia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Articles

Spalding Gray (1941-2004)


Spalding Gray, the self-effacing monologist and actor, whose best work offered a sublime mix of personal confessions and politically charged insights, was confirmed dead on March 8 one day after his body was found in New York City's East River. He had been missing for two months and family members had feared he had committed suicide. He was 62.

Gray was born in Barrington, Rhode Island on June 5, 1941, one of three sons born to Rockwell and Elizabeth Gray. He began pursuing an acting career at Emerson College in Boston. After graduation, he relocated to New York, where he acted in several plays in the late '60s and early '70s. He scored a breakthrough when he landed the lead role of Hoss in Sam Shepard's Off-Broadway hit Tooth of Crime in its 1973 New York premiere. Three years later he co-founded the avant-garde theatrical troupe, The Wooster Group with Willem Dafoe.

It was this period in the late '70s, when he was performing in Manhattan's underground theater circles, did Gray carve out his niche as a skilled monologist. His first formal monologue was about his childhood Sex and Death to the Age 14, performed at the Performing Garage in Manhattan in 1979; next came his adventures as a young university student Booze, Cars and College Girls in 1980; and the following year, he dealt with his chronicles as a struggling actor, A Personal History of the American Theater. These productions were all critical successes, and Gray soon became the darling of a small cult as his harrowing but funny takes on revealing the emotional and psychological cracks in his life brought some fresh air to the genre of performance art.

Although acting in small parts in film since the '70s, it wasn't until he garnered a role in The Killing Fields (1984), that he began to gain more prominent exposure. His experiences making The Killing Fields formed the basis of his one-man stage show Swimming to Cambodia which premiered on Off-Broadway in 1985. Both haunting and humorous, the plainsong sincerity of his performance exuded a raw immediacy and fragile power. Gray managed to relate his personal turmoil to larger issues of morality throughout the play, including absurdities in filmmaking, prostitution in Bangkok (where the movie was shot), and the genocidal reign of the Pol Pot. Gray won an Obie Award - the Off-Broadway's equivalent to the Tony Award - for his performance and two years later, his play was adapted by Jonathan Demme onto film, further broadening his acceptance as a unique and vital artistic talent.

After the success of Swimming to Cambodia, Gray found some work in the mainstream: Bette Midler's fiance in Beaches (1988), a regular part for one season as Fran Drescher's therapist in the CBS sitcom The Nanny (1989-90), a sardonic editor in Ron Howard's underrated comedy The Paper (1994), and a recent appearance as a doctor in Meg Ryan's romantic farce Kate & Leopold (2001). He also had two more of his monologues adapted to film: Monster in a Box (1992) and Gray's Anatomy (1996). Both films were further meditations on life and death done with the kind of biting personal wit that was the charming trademark of Gray.

His life took a sudden downturn when he suffered a frightening head-on car crash during a 2001 vacation in Ireland to celebrate his 60th birthday. He suffered a cracked skull, a broken hip and nerve damage to one foot and although he recovered physically, the incident left him traumatized. He tried jumping from a bridge near his Long Island home in October 2002. Family members, fearing for his safety, and well aware of his family history of mental illness (his mother committed suicide in 1967) convinced him to seek treatment in a Connecticut psychiatric hospital the following month.

Sadly, despite his release, Gary's mental outlook did not improve. He was last seen leaving his Manhattan apartment on January 10, and witnesses had reported a man fitting Gray's description look despondent and upset on the Staten Island Ferry that evening. He is survived by his spouse Kathleen Russo; two sons, Forrest and Theo; Russo's daughter from a previous relationship, Marissa; and two brothers, Rockwell and Channing.

by Michael T. Toole
Spalding Gray (1941-2004)

Spalding Gray (1941-2004)

Spalding Gray, the self-effacing monologist and actor, whose best work offered a sublime mix of personal confessions and politically charged insights, was confirmed dead on March 8 one day after his body was found in New York City's East River. He had been missing for two months and family members had feared he had committed suicide. He was 62. Gray was born in Barrington, Rhode Island on June 5, 1941, one of three sons born to Rockwell and Elizabeth Gray. He began pursuing an acting career at Emerson College in Boston. After graduation, he relocated to New York, where he acted in several plays in the late '60s and early '70s. He scored a breakthrough when he landed the lead role of Hoss in Sam Shepard's Off-Broadway hit Tooth of Crime in its 1973 New York premiere. Three years later he co-founded the avant-garde theatrical troupe, The Wooster Group with Willem Dafoe. It was this period in the late '70s, when he was performing in Manhattan's underground theater circles, did Gray carve out his niche as a skilled monologist. His first formal monologue was about his childhood Sex and Death to the Age 14, performed at the Performing Garage in Manhattan in 1979; next came his adventures as a young university student Booze, Cars and College Girls in 1980; and the following year, he dealt with his chronicles as a struggling actor, A Personal History of the American Theater. These productions were all critical successes, and Gray soon became the darling of a small cult as his harrowing but funny takes on revealing the emotional and psychological cracks in his life brought some fresh air to the genre of performance art. Although acting in small parts in film since the '70s, it wasn't until he garnered a role in The Killing Fields (1984), that he began to gain more prominent exposure. His experiences making The Killing Fields formed the basis of his one-man stage show Swimming to Cambodia which premiered on Off-Broadway in 1985. Both haunting and humorous, the plainsong sincerity of his performance exuded a raw immediacy and fragile power. Gray managed to relate his personal turmoil to larger issues of morality throughout the play, including absurdities in filmmaking, prostitution in Bangkok (where the movie was shot), and the genocidal reign of the Pol Pot. Gray won an Obie Award - the Off-Broadway's equivalent to the Tony Award - for his performance and two years later, his play was adapted by Jonathan Demme onto film, further broadening his acceptance as a unique and vital artistic talent. After the success of Swimming to Cambodia, Gray found some work in the mainstream: Bette Midler's fiance in Beaches (1988), a regular part for one season as Fran Drescher's therapist in the CBS sitcom The Nanny (1989-90), a sardonic editor in Ron Howard's underrated comedy The Paper (1994), and a recent appearance as a doctor in Meg Ryan's romantic farce Kate & Leopold (2001). He also had two more of his monologues adapted to film: Monster in a Box (1992) and Gray's Anatomy (1996). Both films were further meditations on life and death done with the kind of biting personal wit that was the charming trademark of Gray. His life took a sudden downturn when he suffered a frightening head-on car crash during a 2001 vacation in Ireland to celebrate his 60th birthday. He suffered a cracked skull, a broken hip and nerve damage to one foot and although he recovered physically, the incident left him traumatized. He tried jumping from a bridge near his Long Island home in October 2002. Family members, fearing for his safety, and well aware of his family history of mental illness (his mother committed suicide in 1967) convinced him to seek treatment in a Connecticut psychiatric hospital the following month. Sadly, despite his release, Gary's mental outlook did not improve. He was last seen leaving his Manhattan apartment on January 10, and witnesses had reported a man fitting Gray's description look despondent and upset on the Staten Island Ferry that evening. He is survived by his spouse Kathleen Russo; two sons, Forrest and Theo; Russo's daughter from a previous relationship, Marissa; and two brothers, Rockwell and Channing. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 25, 1995

Released in United States July 1995

Released in United States May 1995

Released in United States on Video February 13, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 23, 1995

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at Taormina Film Festival July 28-30, 1995.

Began shooting February 12, 1994.

Completed shooting May 24, 1994.

Released in United States on Video February 13, 1996

Released in United States May 1995 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 17-28, 1995.)

Released in United States July 1995 (Shown at Taormina Film Festival July 28-30, 1995.)

Released in United States Summer August 23, 1995

Released in United States August 25, 1995