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      Alamo Bay

      R Released Apr 3, 1985 1 hr. 39 min. Drama List
      Reviews 36% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Embittered Vietnam veteran Shang (Ed Harris) feels like he is at war with the Vietnamese immigrants who recently moved into his hometown of Alamo Bay. He sees their presence as a threat to his Gulf Coast livelihood, shrimp fishing, especially after his boat is repossessed. Shang's ex-girlfriend Glory (Amy Madigan) refuses to buy into the townsfolk's racism and instead sticks with her Vietnamese hires, even though the xenophobic backlash is becoming increasingly violent. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 13 Buy Now

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      Audience Member ★★ (out of four) Disappointing Louis Malle film about racial tensions in the Texas town of Alamo Bay. There are some good things here, including the acting, especially from Ed Harris, but overall the film just doesn't catch fire. The fishermen of a Texas coastal town become enraged when a local businessman hires several Vietnamese workers. Ed Harris plays Shang, a fisherman who is facing bankruptcy due to loss of work. He leads a campaign against the businessman despite his relationship with businessman's daughter, played by Amy Madigan. It sounds like a great film, but it just doesn't take off like it should. The Ku Klux Klan involvement looks kind of funny. I really wanted to like this film more, but I just can't recommend it. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Zeppo1/AlamoBay.jpg[/IMG] Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Not a bad movie at all Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member A pretty good story of racial integration, Ed Harris gives a good performance. It held my interest, but it's nothing great. Louis Malle's direction is a plus, but I would have expected more from him. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member A pretty good story of racial integration, Ed Harris gives a good performance. It held my interest, but it's nothing great. Louis Malle's direction is a plus, but I would have expected more from him. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times Director Louis Malle and his screenwriter, Alice Arlen, are good at the careful observation of working class American life... What gets them into trouble this time is the baffling complexity of the issues involving the fishing grounds. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy An ornery Ed Harris and a saintly Amy Madigan star in this thudding disappointment. Rated: 2/4 May 30, 2021 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A strong topical dramatic film that presents the complexities of everyday life for stressed-out fishermen. Rated: A- Oct 26, 2007 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 3/5 Dec 31, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Embittered Vietnam veteran Shang (Ed Harris) feels like he is at war with the Vietnamese immigrants who recently moved into his hometown of Alamo Bay. He sees their presence as a threat to his Gulf Coast livelihood, shrimp fishing, especially after his boat is repossessed. Shang's ex-girlfriend Glory (Amy Madigan) refuses to buy into the townsfolk's racism and instead sticks with her Vietnamese hires, even though the xenophobic backlash is becoming increasingly violent.
      Director
      Louis Malle
      Executive Producer
      Ross Milloy
      Screenwriter
      Alice Arlen
      Production Co
      Delphi IV Productions, TriStar Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 3, 1985, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 7, 2010
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