Alamo Bay (1985)


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Director Louis Malle scrutinizes modern-day racism in Alamo Bay. The scene is the Texas coast, where local fishermen resent the "intrusion" of Vietnam refugees. Fair-minded shrimp supplier Wally (Donald Moffat) hires several Vietnamese workers, which serves to further infuriate the locals. The most vociferous of Moffat's opponents is a fisherman, Shang (Ed Harris), who faces bankruptcy due to loss of business. A town meeting designed to settle the issue erupts into violence when Vietnamese … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Alice Arlen
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for Alamo Bay

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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A strong topical dramatic film that presents the complexities of everyday life for stressed-out fishermen.

Full Review… | October 26, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Alamo Bay

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.

James Higgins

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