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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Michael Crichton (novel)
Philip Kaufman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
30 July 1993 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Snipes "Owed Taxes on $38 Million"
 (From WENN. 14 January 2008)

Sean Connery's Naked Advice
 (From WENN. 19 December 2000)

User Reviews:
OK on its own terms See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... Capt. John Connor

Wesley Snipes ... Lt. Webster Smith

Harvey Keitel ... Lt. Tom Graham

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Eddie Sakamura

Kevin Anderson ... Bob Richmond

Mako ... Yoshida-san

Ray Wise ... Senator John Morton

Stan Egi ... Ishihara

Stan Shaw ... Phillips

Tia Carrere ... Jingo Asakuma

Steve Buscemi ... Willy 'the Weasel' Wilhelm

Tatjana Patitz ... Cheryl Lynn Austin
Peter Crombie ... Greg

Sam Lloyd ... Rick

Alexandra Powers ... Julia

Daniel von Bargen ... Chief Olson / Interrogator
Lauren Robinson ... Zelda 'Zelly' Smith

Amy Hill ... Hsieh
Tom Dahlgren ... Jim Donaldson

Clyde Kusatsu ... Tanaka
Michael Chapman ... Fred Hoffman
Joey Miyashima ... Young Japanese Negotiator
Nelson Mashita ... Young Japanese Negotiator

Tamara Tunie ... Lauren Smith

Tony Ganios ... Perry
James Oliver Bullock ... Jeff
Michael Kinsley ... T.V. Panel Member
Eleanor Clift ... T.V. Panel Member
Clarence Page ... T.V. Panel Member
Pat Choate ... T.V. Panel Member
Steve Clemons ... Show Moderator (as Steven C. Clemons)

Dan Butler ... Ken Shubik
Toshishiro Obata ... Guard at Imperial Arms
Tylyn John ... Redhead

Shelley Michelle ... Blonde
Michele Ruiz ... T.V. Interviewer

Patricia Ayame Thomson ... Female Accident Reporter
Jeff Imada ... Eddie Sakamura's Yakuza

J. Max Kirishima ... Eddie Sakamura's Yakuza (as Max Kirishima)
Larry O. Williams Jr. ... Younger Brother
Scot Anthony Robinson ... First Brother
Keith Leon Williams ... Another Brother (as Keith Leon Hickles)
Carl A. McGee ... Guy at Window
Quincy Adams Jr. ... Mean Face

Cecil Brown ... Big Guy

Meagen Fay ... Hamaguri Receptionist

Max Grodénchik ... Club Manager
Gunnar Peterson ... Valet

Jessica Tuck ... Senator Morton's Aide
Masa Watanabe ... Japanese Elevator Guard
Minnie Summers Lindsey ... Grandma Otis
Paul Fujimoto ... Iwabuchi
Kenji ... Tempura Chef
Michael Leopard ... Cop
Tak Kubota ... Nakamoto Yakuza

Fumio Demura ... Nakamoto Yakuza
Tadashi Yamashita ... Nakamoto Yakuza
Dennis Ota ... Nakamoto Yakuza
Raymond Kitamura ... Nakamoto Yakuza
Rita Weibel ... Girl at Eddie's Party
Susan Iida ... Girl in Karaoke Western
Seiichi Tanaka ... Taiko Drum Master
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Koyama ... Yakuza (uncredited)

Leo Lee ... Eddie Sakamura's Yakuza (uncredited)

Directed by
Philip Kaufman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Crichton (novel)

Philip Kaufman (screenplay) and
Michael Crichton (screenplay) &
Michael Backes (screenplay)

Produced by
Ian Bryce .... line producer
Sean Connery .... executive producer
Peter Kaufman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tôru Takemitsu 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Chapman 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen A. Rotter 
William S. Scharf 
 
Casting by
Donna Isaacson 
 
Production Design by
Dean Tavoularis 
 
Art Direction by
Angelo P. Graham 
 
Set Decoration by
Gary Fettis 
 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline West 
 
Makeup Department
Kim Santantonio .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ian Bryce .... unit production manager
Susan Spencer Robbins .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Carlisle .... first assistant director
Frank Davis .... second assistant director
Cellin Gluck .... additional second assistant director
Lucille OuYang .... second second assistant director
Rebecca Strickland .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Peggy Casey .... art department coordinator
Dale DeStefani .... foreman
Robert C. Goldstein .... set designer
Sean Haworth .... set designer
Eric A. Hulett .... buyer
Kurt V. Hulett .... co-lead man
Peter J. Kelly .... set designer
Mark Knapton .... propmaker
Michael Kolko .... set estimator
Sam Mendoza .... propmaker foreman
James J. Murakami .... assistant art director
Maureen Osborne .... art department coordinator
Alex Tavoularis .... assistant art director
Carl Robarge .... molder/caster (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Beggs .... sound re-recording mixer
Karen Brocco .... assistant foley editor
Lindakay Brown .... assistant adr editor
Lisa Chino .... assistant sound effects editor
Lee Cruikshank .... apprentice dialogue editor (as Theodore Lee Cruikshank)
Teresa Eckton .... dialogue editor
Dan Engstrom .... assistant sound effects editor
Frank E. Eulner .... sound effects editor (as Frank Eulner)
Amy Leigh Hunter .... dailies transfer operator
Tom Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Kliment .... sound
Ann Kroeber .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey Kroeber .... foley editor
Clayton Leander .... dailies transfer operator
Mary Helen Leasman .... assistant dialogue editor
David MacMillan .... sound mixer
Thomas O'Shea .... assistant dialogue editor
Claire Sanfilippo .... assistant dialogue editor
Robert Shoup .... foley supervisor
Alan Splet .... sound designer
Dianna Stirpe .... dialogue editor
Ewa Sztompke .... dialogue editor
Patti Tauscher .... assistant sound effects editor
John Verbeck .... sound effects editor
Hugh Waddell .... adr supervisor
Marian Wallace .... sound re-recording mixer
James Allen .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Mark A.Z. Dippé .... visual effects supervisor
TyRuben Ellingson .... visual effects art director
Benton Jew .... concept artist
Jonathan Keeton .... digital artist: Western Images
Nancy Luckoff .... CG coordinator
Dan McNamara .... visual effects editor
Michael Olague .... visual effects crew
Jimi Simmons .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Janet Brady .... stunts
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Oscar Dillon .... stunts (as Oscar [Big O'] Dillon)
Shane Dixon .... stunts
Frank Ferrara .... stunts
Jack Gill .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Brian Imada .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunt coordinator
Steven Ito .... stunts
Jeff Jensen .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
John Koyama .... stunts (as Johnny Koy)
Leo Lee .... stunts
Roy K. Ogata .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (as Ronnie Rondell)
Bill M. Ryusaki .... stunts (as Bill Ryusaki)
Marcus Salgado .... fight consultant
Dick Warlock .... stunts
Danny Wong .... stunts
Dick Ziker .... stunts
Steven Ho .... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Oliney .... stunt double: Wesley Snipes (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Anderson .... additional photographer
Jamie Barber .... first assistant camera
John J. Connor .... additional photographer (as John Connor Sr.)
John J. Connor .... director of photography: second unit
John T. Connor .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
John T. Connor .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Vincent Contarino .... best boy electric
Lowell Crisp .... electrician
Daniel P. Moore .... video operator
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator
Nick Shuster .... camera loader
Jeff Stanman .... lighting technician
Michael T. Travers .... best boy grip
Erik A. Erichsen .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lisa Clarkson .... casting associate
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alison Gail Bixby .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Elisa Cohen .... assistant editor
Robert Grahamjones .... assistant editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Kevin Rose-Williams .... assistant editor
Tara Timpone .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Pamela Faulk .... apprentice music editor
Hiroyuki Iwaki .... conductor
Richard Marriott .... composer: additional music
Kevin Rose-Williams .... assistant music editor
Alan Splet .... music editor
Jeffery Stephens .... music editor
Shinichi Tanaka .... music mixer
Ichiro Uno .... music contractor
 
Transportation Department
James Nordberg .... driver: props
Tim Sisson .... picture car mechanic
George Grenier .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Karen Golden .... script supervisor
Carolyn Hagan .... assistant production office coordinator
Robb Hastigan .... payroll accountant
Jody Hummer .... assistant location manager
Kimberly Jase .... post-production accountant
Jamie Kehoe .... craft service
James McCabe .... location manager
Daniel Pinder .... production assistant (as Dan Pinder)
Vicki Dee Rock .... production accountant
Eva M. Schroeder .... assistant location manager
Carrie Seeley .... assistant: Mr. Snipes
Randy Walker .... technical advisor: police
Kyle Cooper .... title designer (uncredited)
Vanessa Grayson .... stand-in: Tia Carrera (uncredited)
Tom Ingersoll .... location scout (uncredited)
Shelley Michelle .... body double: sushi scene (uncredited)
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Harvey Keitel (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, language and some violence
Runtime:
125 min | USA:129 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Sempai/Kohai relationship is touched upon during the movie, however there were a couple of problems. In Japan, "Sempai" is often used as an address and as a show of respect to one's superior. "Kohai", on the other hand, can be considered offensive when used to address someone directly, as it is "putting someone in their place." Hence Sean Connery's character effectively insults Wesley Snipes' character throughout the movie. Given that Connery's character is supposed to be well versed in Japanese customs, this action should be taken very seriously. "Kohai" is normally used as a reference, not an address. For example: Wesley is the Kohai of Sean.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Senator Morton receives a color fax on a machine far too simple a model to accept one.See more »
Quotes:
Jeff:You should know, I'm a black belt.
John Connor:But of course you are dear.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOOSee more »

FAQ

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
OK on its own terms, 1 September 2007
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

A woman is strangled to death while having sex in a Japaneses' corporation building. Lt. Webster Smith (Wesley Snipes) and Japan expert Captain John Connor (Sean Connery) are assigned to solve it. All the evidence points to her Japanese boyfriend but there's more to this than meets the eye.

Michael Crichtons novel was a frightening and powerful story about how it seemed (at the time) that Japanese corporations were taking over everything. As an adaptation to that this is a joke. Smith is made black for no good reason, the anti-Japanese slant was toned down a lot, there was no romantic interest between Snipes and Tia Carrere as is shown in this movie and the identity of the killer was completely changed! It really destroyed the book. But, if you ignore the book, this is OK on its own terms.

It's well done and written and there's some good acting by Connery, Ray Wise (as a slimy senator), Harvey Keitel (as a cop) and Steve Buscemi (still not sure what he was). But the story is way too convoluted, goes on far too long and has an ending which is more than confusing. Also Connery and Snipes do not work well together. There's no spark between them--they seem to be acting in different movies. There's also plenty of pointless female nudity. This lessens what could have been a good strong movie. So it's an OK thriller. Worth catching if you're a Connery fan. The book is much better.

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