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High Road to China (1983)

During WW1, an alcoholic American biplane pilot is hired by the spoiled daughter of an industrialist to find her father who disappeared in Asia.

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Cast

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Satvinda (as Dino Shaffer)
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Storyline

A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Taglines:

Take the High Road to China... for an adventure you'll never forget. See more »


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Release Date:

18 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La gran ruta hacia China  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,400,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actors Tom Selleck and Bess Armstrong had to overcome a significant height difference between them whilst blocking their scenes together. Armstrong is quoted in the January 1984 edition of Photoplay (UK) magazine as saying: "I spent five months in four-inch heels and standing on soap boxes just to reach him". See more »

Goofs

In the climactic battle scene, a number of the Chinese peasants can be seen using Mauser 98k rifles, a variant of the 1898 Mauser which wasn't introduced until 1935, at least a decade after this film is set. See more »

Quotes

Evie: Which one of you boys would like the honour of loaning me an airplane.
RAF Officer: The RAF would be proud to loan Miss Tozer an aircraft.
Evie: [Blows him a kiss] I'll have it back in two weeks!
RAF Officer: Oh wait a minute, I thought you meant just for the night. Sorry.
[Silence]
Evie: Anyone Else?
[Pause]
Evie: No more heroes? So long boys.
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: Daredevils! (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh When the Saints
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[Heard on a gramophone in Nepalese village]
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A must see for the Selleck and Armstrong fan!
14 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the purist, this movie may seem to be one in which the actors portray a "scripted" dialogue, when in fact if you read books written during the period following WWI you will find the exact same character of speech. In the 21st century men and women can learn a considerable amount when looking at the growing relationship between Armstrong and Selleck as well as the Warlord played by Brumley. The story line coupled with the filming techniques make this a remarkable movie and one you should add to your collection when it comes out on DVD. For those of us who love Selleck in all his characters his portrayal of a hard drinking, opinionated, barnstorming adventurer makes watching him interact with the spoiled, selfish and hardheaded heiress quite humorous and well worth watching again and again.


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