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Alamo Bay (1985)

Young Vietnamese refugee Dinh (Ho Nguyen) arrives in the small Texan shrimp-fishing community of Port Alamo to find work. But resentment from the locals is high, especially from the embittered Vietnam vet Shang Pierce (Ed Harris) whose life is falling apart.

The tension escalates into violent conflict when Shang’s courageous lover Glory (Amy Madigan) befriends the immigrant.

Native fishermen, encouraged by the Ku Klux Klan, turn violent when confronted with competition from hard-working emigres who only want their own piece of the American dream.

Amy Madigan stands out as the on-again, off-again girlfriend (and real-life wife) of chief racist thug Ed Harris, in this new variation on an old story.

French director Louis Malle made a better study of racism in his acclaimed 1987 film Au Revoir les Enfants.

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Glory Scheer
Amy Madigan
Shang Pierce
Ed Harris
Dinh
Ho Nguyen
Wally Scheer
Donald Moffat
Ben
Truyen V Tran
Skinner
Rudy Young
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Cynthia Carle
Luis
Martin Lasalle
Mac
William Frankfather
Ab Crankshaw
Lucky Mosley
Sheriff
Bill Thurman
Wendell
Michael Ballard

Director
Louis Malle