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The Iron Triangle (1989)

R | | Drama, War | 24 January 1989 (USA)
Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him ... See full summary »

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Eric Weston

Writers:

Marshall Brutus Drazen (narration written by) (as Marshall Drazen), John A. Bushelman | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Capt. Keene
Haing S. Ngor ... Col. Tuong, NVA
Liem Whatley ... Ho
Johnny Hallyday ... Jacques
Jim Ishida ... Khoi
Ping Wu ... Pham
Jack Ong ... Shen
Sophie Trang Sophie Trang ... Lai
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ... Thuy
Iilana B'tiste Iilana B'tiste ... Khan Li
Bobby McGee ... Joop
Richard Weygint Richard Weygint ... Swan
Allan Moore Allan Moore ... Murphy
Joe Seely Joe Seely ... Grover (as Joseph Seely)
François Chau ... Capt. Duc, ARVN
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Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John Sacksteder <Jsack@ka.net>

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Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vasháromszög-akció See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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A good idea made into an OK movie
2 October 2004 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

It's hard to review a movie by saying it was OK, but The Iron Triangle was nothing more than OK. The (true) story of the event during the Vietnam War was great. The cast had more strong points than weak and much of the special effects were decent. Still, the movie is far from being a great movie like other Vietnam war movies such as Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, and the Deer Hunter. More like the straight to video "dud" Hamburger Hill, the Iron Triangle failed to be a great movie because lack of funding (budget). With a bigger budget, I think the Iron Triangle would have been a huge hit. With more money to improve the production value and to have more of a shooting schedule, the movie could have been a better story. I did not care for having many of the "Vietnam" soldiers speaking better English than many of the American soldiers in the movie. I would have made all, if not most of the Vietnam soldiers talking in their native tongue if not in broken English. This would have made the movie more dramatic and realistic.


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