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Rising Sun (1993)

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When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in LA, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.

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Eddie Sakamura
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Bob Richmond
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Yoshida-san
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Ishihara
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Phillips
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Willy 'the Weasel' Wilhelm
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Greg
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Julia
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Storyline

At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there Web thinks that everything is obvious but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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A coalition of East and West. A conspiracy of seduction and murder. A battle between tradition and power. Business is war.


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Rated R for strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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30 July 1993 (USA)  »

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Sol naciente  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£648,293 (UK) (15 October 1993)

Gross:

$63,095,271 (USA)
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Trivia

Both MicroCon representatives have played characters in Seinfed at one point or another. Rick (Peter Crombie) played the part of crazy Joe Davola in several episodes, and Greg (Sam Lloyd) played the part of Ricky (Cigar Store Indian). See more »

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Senator Morton receives a color fax on a machine far too simple a model to accept one. See more »

Quotes

John Connor: When you start to get into trouble, I will say, 'Perhaps I can be of assistance?' From then on, I do the talking. You stand behind me. And don't appear distracted. We may come from a fragmented, MTV rap-video culture, but they do not. Every aspect of your appearance and behavior will reflect on you, the Department, and me as your sempai.
Web Smith: My sempai?
John Connor: Mm.
Web Smith: That wouldn't be massa', would it?
John Connor: No. The sempai is the senior man who guides the junior man, the kohai. In Japan, the sempai-kohai ...
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Crazy Credits

There is a credit in Rising Sun thanking "The MIT Leg Lab" and "Marc Raibert and his Running Team." This refers to a short scene where the two detectives go out to a fancy-looking research lab (really a water treatment plant; also used as the set for Starfleet Academy on the TV series "Star Trek - The Next Generation). In the background of some of the shots there are two legged robots: one hopping in a circle in a tea-house; the other bouncing up a garden path. These robots are actually academic research projects from the MIT AI Lab's Legged Locomotion Lab. They really do hop about and maintain their balance. Power comes from off-board hydraulic pumps (hence the guy in the background (me!) pulling hoses for the robot), and body attitude is sensed with gyroscopes. A human with a joystick tells the robot what direction to go, and the control algorithms (which are the real subject of Leg Lab research) maintain speed, direction, and balance. However, the robots aren't designed for special effects. They're always being modified, and they tend to break down frequently. This made shooting in the hot july sun of the San Fernando Valley a real nightmare, with transputers crashing in the heat, stuck gyros, and hydraulic leaks. Three grad students and a professor worked steadily for about a month before Hollywood, and then five days on the set and on location to get the robots in about 15 seconds of film. The credits are: Marc Raibert (our prof), and Charles Francois, Rob Playter and Lee Campbell (me) who are students. We three students appear in the film in white lab coats acting like Robot Scientists!! See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.156 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE SHACK
Written by Fred Schneider (as Frederick Schneider), Kate Pierson (as Catherine Pierson),
Keith Strickland and Cindy Wilson
Performed by The B-52's
Courtesy of Reprise Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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High-Tech Whodunnit
27 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not always easy to understand but if you give it a couple of looks, which it is worthy of doing, all the pieces finally fit and it's a good two hours of entertainment.

This modern-day crime movie may have a lack of action compared to others of its genre but it never loses your attention. Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes and Harvey Keitel star, along with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kevin Anderson, Mako and Tia Carrere. This is a high-tech story (at least for 1993) as two cops try to figure out who murdered a woman. It's Japanese-big business-politics intrigue with surveillance cameras being the key to figuring out a murder.

Connery and Snipes complement each other as a "buddy" cop duo with Connery being mostly responsible for making this story interesting. The still-suave ex-James Bond plays the cool veteran and it's fun to watch him operate.

The only complaint I might have is the ending, a stupid romance-type story with Snipes and Carrere that was very post-climactic and not needed.


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