The Quiet American Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for The Quiet American the Movie

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Caine well-deserves accolades in this role of a lifetime, portraying the aging and cynical English journalist Thomas Fowler, a long-time correspondent based in 1950s Saigon. He's obsessed with his beautiful young Vietnamese mistress Phuong (Yen) who also becomes a romantic object for brash American Alden Pyle (Fraser). There's something about this do-gooder, who's supposedly on a medical mission, that makes Fowler both suspicious and jealous. Set amidst the communicst insurgence of Ho Chi Minh into French-held Indo-China, which will then lead to American involvement. Based on the novel by Graham Greene.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 118 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Books to Film: Graham Greene, Romantic Triangles, CIA/NSA, Growing Older, May-December Romance, Asia, Period Piece: 1950s, Front Page
Christopher Hampton, Robert Schenkkan
Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Rade Serbedzija, Tzi Ma, Robert Stanton, Holmes Osborne, Pham Thai Mai Hoa, Quang Hai, Ferdinand Hoang
Christopher Doyle
Phillip Noyce
Craig Armstrong
Guntis Sics, John Scott, Ian Gracie, Jeff Thorp, Norma Moriceau, Roger Ford
William Horberg, Steffan Arhrenberg, Mirage Enterprises, Saga Films, IMF, Miramax Films


Natl. Bd. of Review 2002: Director (Noyce).

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