“The Quiet American” quotes(2002)
Plot – Young American aid worker Alden Pyle arrives in Saigon in 1952, in the middle of the war for independence from France. A passionate idealist, Pyle puts his high hopes in the mission that he is called on to accomplish. To do this, he befriends London 'Times' journalist Thomas Fowler and the woman who lives with the journalist, the young Vietnamese Phung, who soon after will become Pyle's lover. However, the unusual love triangle is bound to result in a murder.
All actors – Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Rade Serbedzija, Tzi Ma, Robert Stanton, Holmes Osborne, Quang Hai, Ferdinand Hoang, Pham Thi Mai Hoa, Mathias Mlekuz, Kevin Tran, Lap Phan, Tim Bennett, Jeff Truman, Hong Nhung, Ha Phong Nguyen, Navia Nguyen, Lucia Noyce, Hiliary Douglas, Daniel Hung, Kim Hoan Nguyen, Mai Nguyen Trinh, Pham Trong, Tran Do Luc, Cong Nguyen, George Mangos, Natasha Hunter, Martine Monroe, José De la Vega, Roland Rohrer, Susan Parry, Anh Dung Nguyen, Peter Holdsworth, Ngoc Tuan Hoang, Trece Lambatan, Erwin Abarico, Jun Javier, Nguyen Van Phuoc, Mark Szeto, Askar Nurlanov, Douglas Gallagher, Nicholas Parry, Vov Dylan, Khoa Doshow all
“The Quiet American” Quotes 12 quotes
“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. They say whatever you're looking for, you will find here.”
“- Thomas Fowler: Doesn't it bother you?
- Alden Pyle: What I saw made me disgusted, but if it keeps out the communists it's necessary.”
“Sooner or later, Mr. Fowler, one has to take sides, if one is to remain human.”
“- Hinh: I thought you liked London.
- Thomas Fowler: I do. But I like London fine where it is, I don't want to bloody go there.”
“- Alden Pyle: Have you had a lot of women, Thomas?
- Thomas Fowler: You start out by being promiscuous and end up like your grandfather... faithful to one woman.”
“If I lost her, for me, it would be the beginning of death.”
“If I had died, you could have had her.”
“- Alden Pyle: I trusted you. Thomas.
- Thomas Fowler: Always a mistake with a woman involved.”
“- Thomas Fowler: Morning Hinh!
- Hinh: Yeah!
- Thomas Fowler: Anything new?
- Hinh: Oh! Corruption, mendacity...
- Thomas Fowler: I said new.”