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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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The aphorism said by Struts ('Jack Weston' qv)) was "The ox is slow but the earth is patient". Apparently, this saying is an ancient Buddhist proverb. It's meaning according to a blog on Yahoo Answers says: "The ox is universally a symbol of slow, plodding, working in the fields or rice paddies, dragging the plow. But it gets the job done. The earth is patient expresses the meaning that time does not matter to nature. On a symbolic level, the phrase refers to man, plowing the field with the ox. The earth (a symbolic representation of all nature) is not in a hurry. Seasons come and seasons go. All in its time...Persistence and patience are virtues to be admired". See more »

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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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19 October 2003 | by (Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

Unaccountably under-rated for years this film will eventually be appreciated for what it is -- a wry, often spectacular, often lyrical comedy-romance with great leads and brilliant character performers, accompanied by a score so ravishing Barry simply re-set it for Out Of Africa after the indifferent reception of this film. No doubt it suffered from being released in the wake of Raiders of the Lost Ark but the comparison is unfair, if not odious. High Road to China didn't compete with any others -- it had its own style, and it was gorgeous.


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