Alamo Bay

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Alamo Bay
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Louis Malle
Produced by Louis Malle
Written by Alice Arlen
Starring Amy Madigan
Ed Harris
Music by Ry Cooder
Cinematography Curtis Clark
Edited by James Bruce
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release dates
  • April 3, 1985 (1985-04-03)
Running time 98 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $380,970

Alamo Bay is a 1985 drama film about a Vietnam veteran who clashes with Vietnamese immigrants who move to his fictitious Texas bay hometown. The film was directed by Louis Malle, and stars Amy Madigan and Ed Harris. Future Texas A&M and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dat Nguyen, who was 9 at the time has a small role as a Little League ballplayer.

In his review, Vincent Canby of The New York Times said "Like many other movies that have their origins in a general idea, which characters and their story, Alamo Bay is almost shamefully clumsy and superficial - it's manufactured 'art.' Watching it is an unhappy experience that never becomes illuminating."[1]

The title soundtrack "Theme from Alamo Bay" by artist Ry Cooder is one of his better efforts and can be found on Music by Ry Cooder (a compilation album of Ry Cooder's soundtracks from movies released between 1980 and 1993).

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