The Iron Triangle (film)

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The Iron Triangle
Directed by Eric Weston
Produced by Tony Scotti
Angela Schapiro
John A. Bushelman
Starring Beau Bridges
Haing S. Ngor
Liem Whatley
Johnny Hallyday
Music by Michael Lloyd
John D'Andrea
Nick Strimple
Distributed by Scotti Brothers Records
Artisan Entertainment
International Video Entertainment
MGM Home Entertainment
Release date
  • 1989 (1989)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Iron Triangle is a 1989 film about the Vietnam War shot in Sri Lanka[1] and directed by Eric Weston.

The story is based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong Soldier. This unique fact gives the movie a different perspective than many of the other movies about the Vietnam war and makes black and white distinctions about who were the "good guys" and "bad guys" a little more complicated. The film stars Beau Bridges, Haing S. Ngor, Liem Whatley, Johnny Hallyday, Jim Ishida, and Ping Wu. Each character helps bring to life the struggle of what it means to fight for one's country. Whether they be a simple farmer's son (Ho), a French mercenary (Jacques), or a simple soldier (Keene) these three men bring to light a gray view of war which reflects that there are many sides to the war than just "good" or "evil".


  • Beau Bridges as Captain Keene, U.S. Army
  • Liem Whately as Ho, young Viet Cong soldier
  • Haing S. Ngor as Colonel Tuong, NVA
  • Johnny Hallyday as Jacques, French soldier/guard
  • Jim Ishida as Khoi, upper level Viet Cong soldier
  • Ping Wu as Pham, Ho's best friend and young Viet Cong soldier


  1. ^ p. 3D Cruez, Dexter War-torn Sri Lanka Makes Great Movie Location Lawrence Journal-World 29 May 1988

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