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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.

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


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Release Date:

January 1983 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

La gran ruta hacia China  »

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$28,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

World War I era replica Stampe bi-planes used in the movie were civilian aircraft manufactured without armament. The Lewis machine-guns on the bi-planes were positioned in much higher mounting positions than normal because of this. See more »

Goofs

When Eve Tozer tells Charlie Shane that she couldn't live without money after he told her that her father should be declared dead, she smokes a cigarette. In the next cut the cigarette is gone. See more »

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Zura: The oxen are slow, but the earth is patient.
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Good old-fashioned chemistry
23 June 2001 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

Brian G. Hutton's "High Road To China" is a classic example of good old fashioned chemistry. Lost-generation flapper hires boozy WW-I flying ace to help find her father, lost somewhere in China, to avoid losing her inheritance. You just know that they will eventually get together, and plenty of facial expressions and body language promise an ending that eventually delivers. Some great scenery and flying scenes, and burly he-manning from Brian Blessed, keep you in stitches. If this had been filmed in black and white in the 40s, it would have been up there with Casablanca, et al. Lots of low-expectation fun.


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