Plot:

An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his knowledge, once he’s there, MacWhite sees only a dichotomy between the U.S. and Communism. He can’t accept that anti-American sentiment might be a longing for self-determination and nationalism. So, he breaks from his friend Deong, a local opposition leader, ignores a foreman’s advice about slowing the building of a road, and tries to muscle ahead. What price must the country and his friends pay for him to get some sense?

Also Known As: Sua Excelência, o Embaixador, A csúnya amerikai, Vaarallinen amerikkalainen, O kakos Amerikanos, Uppdrag i östern, Quando Irmãos se Defrontam, Le vilain américain, Missione in oriente - Il brutto americano, Americanul urât, Su excelencia el embajador, Wstretny Amerykanin, Грозният американец, Le vilain Américain, El americano feo, Der häßliche Amerikaner, Den 'grimme' amerikaner, Гадкий американец Soviet, The Ugly American, Der häßliche Amerikaner West

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