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The Killing Fields

1984 Rated R 2hr 22m

Sam Waterston portrays Sydney Schanberg, the New York Times journalist who won a Pulitzer for his coverage of the civil war in Cambodia. Aided by his translator, Dith Pran, Schanberg shines a light on the tragedy and madness of the bloody conflict.

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Movie Details

1985 BAFTA®
1985 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
  • Top 100 Movies nominee
1985 Academy Award®
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Supporting Actor: Haing S. Ngor
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Actor nominee: Sam Waterston
  • Best Director nominee
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1


English, French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; audio commentary by director Roland Joffe; bonus footage from the director's archives.