A cynical Australian ex Nam war vet runs a sleazy bar in the Philippines. Hif old flame enters his life again asking for help since her husband, an investigative journalist is prosecuted by the junta for discovering too much.

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Rodolfo De Cruz
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Tony Alsop
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A cynical Australian ex Nam war vet runs a sleazy bar in the Philippines. Hif old flame enters his life again asking for help since her husband, an investigative journalist is prosecuted by the junta for discovering too much.

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30 July 1982 (USA)  »

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Screenwriter-director John Duigan first conceived of Bryan Brown playing the anchor role of Morgan Keefe whilst working on the script's second draft. See more »

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Far East Man
29 May 2016 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

Far East is just a reminder of how the 80's brought out fine Aussie films, while America just churned films out. We have basically two stories here that conflict in the second half. Bryan Brown being Bryan Brown, runs a sleazy bar in the Phillipines, where young, some really young, half clad phillies get their asses wigging and tits flapping to bar music (some tunes brought back memories) sort of acting as an agent you could say, with his pretty Asian partner and wife. In walks an old flame (Morse-really good) with new hubby journalist (Shakespearian king Bell) and memories and passion ignite, where soon they're making out, and taking baths together. Bell getting too close to the truth when investigation a poor worker's trade, among the ill fortunate of Asia, he's kidnapped by rebels, and as a favor to Morse, Brown brazenly hatches to get him and his woman informer, out of there, amongst explosions of gunfire, where you kind of get the feeling, they were watching their budget with this one, Filmco, an old Aussie production company behind it. Bell is really the film stealer here, where Morse sexes it up. Both are far better than Brown. It's hard to believe how little Bell done film wise, well may'be I think he just preferred theatre. The bedroom scene with his Asian wife early in the piece is quite hot, Browns fate, as the film climaxes, memorably tragic. Bill Hunter with a small part as a bar regular is pretty good too. A well made Aussie piece, with some well sought locations around Asia.


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