The Quiet American

$12m

DBO

$15m

FBO
15 2001 118 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

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 passion, drugs and deceit. Nothing, and no one, is as it seems, in this adaptation of Graham Greene's classic and prophetic story of love, betrayal, murder and the origin of the US war in Vietnam.

Credits

Awards

2003 Golden Globes

Nominated

  • Best Actor - Drama

2003 Academy Awards

Nominated

  • Best Actor - Leading Role

Featured Clips

The Quiet American - Behaving Badly

The Quiet American - Behaving Badly

When Fowler discover Phuong has left him, he knows exactly who's to blame. In this scene: Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine)

The Quiet American - Are You Married?

The Quiet American - Are You Married?

Pyle meets up with Fowler, Phuong and Phuong's sister who immediately tries to set he and Phuong up, even though she is already involved with Fowler. In this scene: Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine), Phuong (Do Thi Hai Yen), Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser)

The Quiet American - Pyle's Proposal

The Quiet American - Pyle's Proposal

An awkward visit to Fowler and Phuong's home is made even worse, when Pyle makes an uncomfortable declaration. In this scene: Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser), Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine), Phuong (Do Thi Hai Yen)

The Quiet American - The Letter

The Quiet American - The Letter

Slightly wounded, Fowler returns home to Phuong who presents him a with a surprising letter from his wife in London. In this scene: Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine), Phuong (Do Thi Hai Yen), Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser)

The Quiet American - Essential

The Quiet American - Essential

Trapped in a tower, Pyle and Fowler only have one thing on their mind...Phuong. In this scene: Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine), Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser)

The Quiet American - Strategic Attack

The Quiet American - Strategic Attack

Fowler's morning takes an unexpected turn when tragedy strikes. In this scene: Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine), Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser)

The Quiet American - Love At First Sight

The Quiet American - Love At First Sight

In the throws of a Communist attack, Fowler confronts Pyle about the real reason he's come up north, but Pyle's answer is not what he expects. In this scene: Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine), Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser)

The Quiet American - An Independent Leader

The Quiet American - An Independent Leader

When Fowler begins questioning General Theabout how he's funding his independent crusade, he begins to realize their are much larger forces at play in the battle for Vietnam. In this scene: Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine), General The(Quang Hai)

The Quiet American - Interviewing the General

The Quiet American - Interviewing the General

Intrigued by General The's choice to stand against both the French and Communists, Fowler starts discussing the logistics of bringing his story to life. In this scene: Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine), Hinh (Tzi Ma)

The Quiet American - Remaining Uninvolved

The Quiet American - Remaining Uninvolved

As Fowler follows the troops on a treacherous trek through a Communist battle ground, he is joined by an unexpected acquaintance. In this scene: Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine), Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser)

The Quiet American - Pleased to See Him

The Quiet American - Pleased to See Him

At General The's camp, Pyle resumes his old habit of showing up out of the blue. In this scene: Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine), Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser)

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When Fowler discover Phuong has left him, he knows exactly who's to blame. In this scene: Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine)