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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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Cast

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Eve
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Bradley Tozer
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Alessa
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Charlie
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Lina (as Lynda Marchal)
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Ahmed
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Ginger
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Silversmith
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Franjten Khan
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Satvinda (as Dino Shaffer)
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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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Tom Selleck takes you on a high adventure! See more »


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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actors Tom Selleck and Bess Armstrong had to overcome a significant height difference between them whilst blocking their scenes together. Armstrong is quoted in the January 1984 edition of Photoplay (UK) magazine as saying: "I spent five months in four-inch heels and standing on soap boxes just to reach him". See more »

Goofs

Their "high road to China" takes them from Europe through the Middle East, Afghanistan, Nepal, arriving in China via the Tibetan highlands from the West. Using this route, it is impossible to fly over the Great Wall of China as indicated in the movie. The Great Wall is on the northern part of China. See more »

Quotes

Patrick O' Malley: You wrecked my plane!
Eve "Evie" Tozer: It was always a wreck!
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Connections

Featured in Never Tell Me Never (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

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 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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