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The Quiet American

A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged around them, these three only sink deeper into a world of drugs, passion, and betrayal where nothing is as it seems.

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Released: Sep 9th, 2002
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

The Quiet American Main Cast

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Michael Caine
Michael Caine
plays Thomas Fowler
Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser
plays Alden Pyle
Do Thi Hai Yen
Do Thi Hai Yen
plays Phuong
Rade Serbedzija
Rade Serbedzija
plays Inspector Vigot
Tzi Ma
Tzi Ma
plays Hinh
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • When Thomas Fowler first introduces Phuong to Alden Pyle, the song "J'ai Deux Amours" (Literally, "I Have Two Loves") can be heard being performed in the background.
  • Miramax had paid $5.5 million for the rights to distribute the movie in North America and some other territories, but then shelved it for a long time. Miramax even planned to send this movie to go straight-to-video. But Michael Caine successfully persuaded Miramax to screen this movie at 2002 Toronto International Film Festival. This movie received many good reviews at the Film Festival, so Miramax decided to release this movie in the United States theatrically.
  • The film ends with newspaper stories written by Thomas Fowler about Vietnam from 1954 to 1966. However the book on which the film was based was published in 1955, so these are mostly events which happened after the book came out.
  • Michael Caine agreed to play in this movie only if Craig Armstrong (II) did the music, which was what eventually happened.
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