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Story

The Quiet American proves that elegant and intelligent filmmaking can be emotionally powerful. Michael Caine plays Thomas Fowler, a British journalist in 1950s Vietnam with a lovely Vietnamese mistress named Phuong (Do Thi Hai Yen) and a jaded view of the political strife teeming around him. He befriends a seemingly innocuous American named Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser), who falls in love with Phuong--and slowly, Pyle's real purpose in Vietnam becomes revealed. Fowler finds that, to hold on to the carefully balanced life he's created for himself, he must make choices he's long avoided. Caine and Fraser are both superb and give a human face to complicated politics; as a result, The Quiet American manages to be compelling as both history and a story about very specific people embroiled in a very personal conflict. An impressive film from director Philip Noyce (Rabbit-Proof Fence, Patriot Games). --Bret Fetzer

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Michael CaineThomas Fowler
Brendan FraserAlden Pyle
Do Thi Hai YenPhuong
Rade SerbedzijaInspector Vigot
Tzi MaHinh
Robert StantonJoe Tunney
Holmes OsborneBill Granger
Quang HaiGeneral Thé
Ferdinand HoangMr. Muoi
Pham Thi Mai HoaPhuong's Sister
Mathias MlekuzFrench Captain
Kevin TranWatch Tower Soldier
Lap PhanWatch Tower Soldier
Tim BennettAmerican Photographer
Jeff TrumanDancing American
Hong NhungHouse of 500 Girls' Singer
Ha Phong NguyenMuoi's Henchman
Navia NguyenHouse of 500 Girls' Woman
Lucia NoyceAmerican Woman
Hiliary DouglasAmerican Woman
Daniel HungAssassin
Kim Hoan NguyenAssassin
Mai Nguyen TrinhAssassin
Pham TrongAssassin
Tran Do LucVietnamese Policeman
Cong NguyenVietnamese Guard
George MangosFrench Soldier
Natasha HunterFrench Singer
Martine MonroeFrench Singer
José De la VegaHotel Continental Maitre d'
Roland RohrerVieux Moulin Maitre d'
Susan ParryFrench Woman
Anh Dung NguyenMechanic in Muoi's Garage
Peter HoldsworthPyle's Bodyguard
Ngoc Tuan HoangL'arc en Ciel Band
Trece LambatanL'arc en Ciel Band
Erwin AbaricoL'arc en Ciel Band
Jun JavierL'arc en Ciel Band
Van Phuoc NguyenL'arc en Ciel Band
Mark SzetoL'arc en Ciel Band
Askar NurlanovL'arc en Ciel Band
Douglas GallagherL'arc en Ciel Band
Nicholas ParryL'arc en Ciel Band
Vov DylanL'arc en Ciel Band
Khoa DoVietnamese Policeman (uncredited)

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Phillip Noyce
  • Producer: Buena Vista
  • Length: 101 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaFeb 7, 2003
    EuropeNov 29, 2002
    JapanSep 11, 2004
    AustraliaJan 16, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJul 29, 2003
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