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High Road to China (1983)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  18 March 1983 (USA)
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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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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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:

18 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La gran ruta hacia China  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Patrick O' Malley: You know, I only made one real mistake.
Evie: What was that?
Patrick O' Malley: I should have sold you when I had the chance.
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Revelry
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Traditional
Arranged by John Barry and Albert Woodbury
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A perfect adventure movie!
17 October 2003 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best adventure films I've ever seen. Tom Selleck and Bess Armstrong are great and Jack Weston as Struts is hillarious.

It has some great scenes of the planes flying across country. And John Barry's music is excellent.

The story is simple: Rich woman (Armstrong) hires drunken pilot (Selleck) to fly her to China to find her missing father.

Meanwhile, people are trying to have her killed, and each stop they make along the way allows for a sideline adventure.

All in all, one of my favourite films, and a rare treat of a movie. They don't them like this any more. I wish it were available on DVD!


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