Year Of Living DangerouslyDirector: Peter Weir,
Mel Gibson stars in this period political thriller directed by Peter Weir. Set in Indonesia during the 1965 coup against President Sukarno, the film stars Gibson as Guy Hamilton, an Australian wire-service reporter covering the scene. Whenever Hamilton becomes too glib or indifferent for his own good, he is brought back to earth by his "conscience," photographer Billy Kwan (played in male drag by diminutive actress Linda Hunt, who won an Academy Award for her performance). As all of Jakarta sinks into disarray, Hamilton pursues a romance with British attaché Jill Bryant (Sigourney Weaver). Filmed on location in the Philippines and Australia, the film was financed by MGM, in the first such American-Australian financial collaboration.
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Cast & Crew
|Mel Gibson||Guy Hamilton|
|Sigourney Weaver||Jill Bryant|
|Linda Hunt||Billy Kwan|
|Michael Murphy||Peter Curtis|
|Bill Kerr||Col. Henderson|
|Joonee Gamboa||Naval Officer|
|Hermono de Guzman||Immigration Officer|
|Dominador Robidillo||Betjak Man|
|Joel Agona||Palace Guard|
|Mark Egerton||Embassy aide|
|Mike Emperio||President Sukarno|
|Joel Lamangan||Security Man 1|
|Coco Marantha||Pool waiter|
|William M. Anderson||Editor|
|Mark Egerton||Asst. Director|
|Maurice Jarre||Score Composer|
|Herbert Pinter||Production Designer|
|Terry Ryan||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Tim Sanders||Production Manager|
|Wendy Stites||Production Designer|
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Fantastic and beautiful film. Great story and acting from everyone. Love all of Weir's films.
This is an all-time favorite...great story, great actors, great photography and scenery. Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver bring back an earlier time, with a hint of Bogey and Bacall even, as an Aussie journalist and a British spy coming together against the exotic, and dangerous, backdrop of Indonesia in the early 1960s. Linda Hunt is amazing, Peter Weir's directing is him at his best. A true masterpiece, don't miss it!
This movie was really good. The storyline was interesting, it took place in Indonesia in the 60's. Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver were both brilliant, as usual. However, it is a movie that needs to be watched without any interruption to understand it completely.