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'The Killing Fields'

June 18, 1995|Kevin Thomas

Director Roland Joffe's riveting 1984 re-creation of the Cambodian War and its genocidal aftermath was shot by Chris Menges in a style of scalding immediacy. It stars Sam Waterston (pictured) as New York Times reporter Sidney Schanberg and the Oscar-winning Dr. Hanig S. Ngor as the friend he had to leave behind in hell (A&E Saturday at 5 and 9 p.m.).

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