The Killing Fields tells the real life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which lead to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four years, until Pol Pot's regime was toppled by the intervening Vietnamese in 1979.

The Cast

Sam Waterston
Sydney Schanberg
Haing S. Ngor
Dith Pran
Craig T. Nelson
Major Reeves , Military Attache
John Malkovich
Alan 'Al' Rockoff , Photographer
Athol Fugard
Dr. Sundesval
Julian Sands
Jon Swain
Spalding Gray
United States consul
Bill Paterson
Dr. MacEntire
Katherine Krapum Chey
Ser Moeum: Dith Pran's wife
Oliver Pierpaoli
Titony: Dith Pran's son
Edward Entero Chey
Sarun , Sydney's Driver
Tom Bird
U.S. Military Advisor
Monirak Sisowath
Phat: Khmer Rouge leader: 2nd village
Ira Wheeler
Ambassador Wade
David Henry
Joan Harris
TV Interviewer
Joanna Merlin
Schanberg's Sister
Jay Barney
Schanberg's Father
Mark Long
Sayo Inaba
Mrs. Noaks
Mow Leng
Sirik Matak
Chinsaure Sa
Arresting Officer
Hout Ming Tran
K.R. Cadre - First Village

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The Crew

Roland Joffé
David Puttnam
Bruce Robinson