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15th Nov '15 4:40:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]: What Pyle turns out to be, considering [[spoiler:he's been helping the nationalists manufacture and plant bombs]].

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* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]: WellIntentionedExtremist: What Pyle turns out to be, considering [[spoiler:he's been helping the nationalists manufacture and plant bombs]].
12th Sep '15 7:08:12 AM DeepRed
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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The epilogue displays newspaper articles written by Fowler in the years after [[spoiler:Pyle's death]], as the Americans begin to deploy troops in Vietnam and the war escalates.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The epilogue in the 2002 film displays newspaper articles written by Fowler in the years after [[spoiler:Pyle's death]], as the Americans begin to deploy troops in Vietnam and the war escalates.
17th Jun '15 7:57:08 PM Embryon
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* UnreliableNarrator: Fowler may well be this in the novel.
22nd Dec '14 11:29:35 PM SpectralTime
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* EagleLand: An especially harsh instance of this.

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* EagleLand: An especially harsh mixed instance of this.this. Pyle is indeed a mostly-innocent idealist, but he's also ignorantly changing things in a situation he barely understands, woefully out of his depth, [[spoiler: and ultimately starts abetting horrible crimes in the service of empty ideas of "democracy," hurting the ordinary people of Vietnam]].
31st May '14 8:24:30 PM lipranzer
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''The Quiet American'' is a novel written in 1955 by Graham Greene. It was made into a movie on two occasions, in 1958 by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and in 2002 by Philip Noyce.

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''The Quiet American'' is a novel written in 1955 by Graham Greene. It was made into a movie on two occasions, in 1958 by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Creator/JosephLMankiewicz and in 2002 by Philip Noyce.
30th May '14 12:13:44 AM CaoCao
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* FakeNationality: Rade Serbedzija, who is Serbian, plays a French police detective.



* PlayingWithCharacterType: Creator/BrendanFraser is best known for his comedic roles, and Pyle initially comes off as a bumbling, FishOutOfWater nebbish. [[spoiler:Turns out he's a much more sinister figure than that.]]
29th May '14 11:53:54 PM CaoCao
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* FakeNationality: Rade Serbedzija, who is Serbian, plays a French police detective.
10th Feb '14 11:01:33 AM Folamh3
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Fowler is far from being a paragon of virtue, but he is the good guy here.


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* GrayAndGreyMorality: Fowler is far from being a paragon of virtue, but he is the good guy here.


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* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: Fowler's attitude towards the much younger Pyle. Even more pronounced when he discovers that [[spoiler:Pyle's idealism has driven him to becoming a WellIntentionedExtremist.]]
10th Feb '14 10:35:14 AM Folamh3
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* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: The car bombing, orchestrated by General Thé.


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* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: The village of massacred civilians and the car bombing scene.
10th Feb '14 10:30:45 AM Folamh3
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* LoveAtFirstSight: Pyle insists his attraction to Phuong is this.
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