The Killing Fields 39 years old

Here, only the silent survive.

The Killing Fields

The real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four years, until Pol Pot's regime was toppled by the intervening Vietnamese in 1979.


The Killing Fields Cast

Name Character
John Malkovich He was 30, now 70 years old as Alan 'Al' Rockoff, Photographer
Craig T. Nelson He was 40, now 80 years old as Major Reeves, Military Attache
Patrick Malahide He was 39, now 79 years old as Morgan
Sam Waterston He was 43, now 83 years old as Sydney Schanberg
Haing S. Ngor He was 44, 55 years old when he died as Dith Pran
Spalding Gray He was 43, 62 years old when he died as United States consul
Julian Sands He was 26, now 66 years old as Jon Swain
Edward Entero Chey as Sarun, Sydney's Driver
Katherine Krapum Chey as Ser Moeum: Dith Pran's wife
Bill Paterson He was 39, now 78 years old as Dr. MacEntire
Joanna Merlin She was 53, now 92 years old as Schanberg's Sister
Athol Fugard He was 52, now 91 years old as Dr. Sundesval
David Henry as France
Graham Kennedy He was 50, 71 years old when he died as Dougal
Sayo Inaba as Mrs. Noaks
Monirak Sisowath as Phat: Khmer Rouge leader: 2nd village
Ira Wheeler He was 63, 81 years old when he died as Ambassador Wade
Jay Barney He was 30, 31 years old when he died as Schanberg's Father
Nell Campbell She was 31, now 70 years old as Beth
Oliver Pierpaoli as Titony: Dith Pran's son

The Killing Fields Crew

Name Department
Juliet Taylor as Casting. Production
Susie Figgis as Casting. She was 36 (now 76) years old Production
Jim Clark as Editor. He was 48 (32) years old when He died Editing
Pat Golden as Casting. Production
Steve Spence as Art Direction. He was 22 (now 61) years old Art
Judy Moorcroft as Costume Design. She was 51 (58) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
David Appleby as Still Photographer. Camera
Iain Smith as Associate Producer. He was 35 (now 75) years old Production
Roland Joffé as Director. He was 38 (now 78) years old Directing
Bruce Robinson as Screenplay. He was 38 (now 77) years old Writing
David Puttnam as Producer. He was 43 (now 83) years old Production
Mike Oldfield as Original Music Composer. He was 31 (now 70) years old Sound
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The Killing Fields (39 years)

Here, only the silent survive.

  • Release day: Friday, November 23, 1984
  • Runtime: 142 minutes
  • Budget: 14400000.00
  • Revenue: 34700291.00