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Alamo Bay Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Ho Nguyen, Donald Moffat

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This movie stars Ed Harris as Shang, a despondent Vietnam veteran who feels he is in danger of losing his livelihood to Vietnamese fishermen. Shang is under financial pressure from owing money on the loan to his boat and sneaking around with a shrimp shipper's daughter named Glory (Amy Madigan). Meanwhile, Dinh (Ho Nguyen) is working hard trying to live out the american dream and own his boat. There is trememendous strife with the local fishermen and the Vietnamese. They feel like the Vietnamese are taking over their fishing spot. And when Shang breaks it off with Glory and loses his boat he finally goes over the edge. He gathers up the locals and they get the KKK involved to block anyone involved with having anything to do with Vietnamese fishing. The locals eventually force the Vietnamese people to leave but Dinh doesn't give up hope as Glory shows kindness to him. This all sets up the big showdown between Shang, Dinh, and Glory.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism! Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American Pacific Coast    -   Asian (misc) Woman/class/friends story?    -   immigrant story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   fisherman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Water?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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