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High Road to China (1983)

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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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Tom Selleck takes you on a high adventure! See more »


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January 1983 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

La gran ruta hacia China  »

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$28,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

This movie has been considered to have been part of a cycle of movies initiated by the box-office success of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Interestingly, Tom Selleck auditioned for the part of Indiana Jones and one can see Selleck's screen test on the DVD for that movie. Selleck was locked into a tight shooting schedule for Magnum, P.I. (1980) which is why Selleck was was unable to star in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). As that movie was a blockbuster hit, High Road to China (1983) is considered to have been offered to Selleck for compensatory reasons and also because Selleck had been the original choice to play the Indiana Jones character. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where they escape from the Arab camp, a young Arab man claims he will kill himself if she leaves. Eve screams... well, originally it was just "Men!" and he lips clearly say more. But the sound is blanked out. Otherwise, I guess it would have been a 15! 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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I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier
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Music by Al Piantadosi
Lyric by Al Bryan
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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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