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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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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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Release Date:

18 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Höllenjagd bis ans Ende der Welt  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,156,049 (USA) (20 March 1983)

Gross:

$28,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

This picture was originally intended as being a vehicle for Roger Moore according to the May 1984 edition of Photoplay (UK). Wayne Warga's article "Author! Author!: Upwardly Prolific Down Under", published in the Los Angeles Times on 4th July 1980 (2nd ed), reported that during early development, Moore was slated to co-star with Jacqueline Bisset with the movie to be directed by John Huston. 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

Suleman Khan: You will be my welcome guests for dinner
Struts: Is he going to eat us or feed us?
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Referenced in Flight (2012) See more »

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Arranged by John Barry and Albert Woodbury
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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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