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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Michael Crichton (novel)
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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:
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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)
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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:
Eddie's red car is a Vector W8, an American-made supercar.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Smith, Connor and Graham are in the elevator, reaching 45th floor, at the beginning of the film right before the elevator's doors open and Senator Morton is with the blonde guy, Smith has both his shoulders dry. However, when they reach their floor, right after Graham shouts "Geronimo!" you can see Smith's shoulders clearly wet by the rain.See more »
Quotes:
John Connor: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?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Informant! (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
LATIN LINGOSee more »

FAQ

What is the clue to the ID of the murderer?
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19 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
"Get Ready To Bow", 14 February 1999
Author: Michael Coy (michael.coy@virgin.net) from London, England

Scenes of cowboys on horseback, and Cole Porter's "Don't Fence Me In"... reassuring cultural markers which quickly dissolve as we find ourselves in the steely 19990's in a Los Angeles that has been snaffled by the Japanese. The western and the music are mere karaoke images. Americans had better learn how to bow, because their masters are moving in.

"Rising Sun" is a sophisticated thriller which flips neatly between fear of the sinister Japanese (electronic surveillance, big business buyouts, Yakuza) and a deep understanding of, and reverence for, Japanese culture. Wesley Snipes plays Web Smith, a lieutenant in the LAPD assigned to investigate a murder on the Los Angeles premises of a Japanese corporation. He has Captain John Connor attached to him (Sean Connery), an older man who is believed to have 'gone native' and sold his soul to the Japanese.

At every turn, American short-sightedness is losing out to the Japanese hardball players. One of the film's morals is, if we don't like the way they are buying up our assets, we have no business selling them in the first place. Japanese strength comes from the social discipline and immense intellectual vigour of their way of life. "We may come from a fragmented MTV-rap-video culture," says Conner, "but they do not."

Conner has studied the eastern way and is respected by the Japanese for his grace and learning. He guides Web Smith along the path of enlightenment in the course of solving the murder mystery. They adopt the traditional sampai-kohai relationship, the tutelage of a wise elder from which a worthy young man learns.

In this story of cutting-edge video fakery, the film exploits images intelligently. We see reflections of Web and Jingo on the TV monitor as they analyse the 'ghost'. Connor effects a clever 'look-back' on the lab's video camera, hinting at hidden permutations in the characters' relationships. Time after time, we are led persuasively down a line of reasoning, only to find that it is a chimera. As Connor says, "When something looks too good to be true, then it's not true."

There are some weaknesses in the film's structure. 'The Weasel', the journalist tracking Web, is badly misconceived. His place in the story is negligible and his dramatic possibilities are abandoned almost as soon as he is introduced. The reliance of Web on his old 'brothers' to intimidate the Japanese pursuers is lame and patronising, with its 'boyz'n'the hood' silliness. To describe these 'rough neighbourhoods' as 'America's last great advantage' is patent hogwash. The corrupt senator is the tired stock-in-trade of these thrillers, and fails to convince. The reaction of Morton's wife to the fax transmissions is utterly unrealistic and melodramatic. That two LAPD cops should beat up half a dozen Japanese thugs using karate is frankly insulting, even to Japanese thugs.

The performance of Sean Connery is very impressive. He plays Connor with the clear intelligence and the confidence in his own powers which such a man would surely possess. He alone understands both cultures, and therefore he alone can solve the riddle. Because Connery is convincing, the film is a success.

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