R | | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.
The title refers to the character of Alden Pyle. In the original film, The Quiet American (1958), the character, portrayed by Audie Murphy, was billed in the closing credits just as "The American".
I can't say what made me fall in love with Vietnam.That a woman's voice can drug you? That everything is so intense? The colors, the taste, even the rain. Nothing like the filthy rain in London.
Thomas Fowler: They say whatever you're looking for, you will find ...
Alden's dog "Duke" is a "meat mouth" Shar-Pei. This variation of the breed did not become common until after Shar-Pei had been brought to the U.S. in the 1960s, more than ten years after the events in this film are set.
English, French, Vietnamese
£240,552 (UK) (1 December 2002)
$12,987,647 (USA) (3 August 2003)
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