Golden Gate (1994)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  28 January 1994 (USA)
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A brash 22-year-old FBI agent trumps up charges of Communist spying against a Chinese laundryman. Ten years later, he wants to make amends to the man and his teenage daughter.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agent Kevin David Walker
Marilyn Song
Elizabeth Morehead ...
Agent Ron Pirelli
FBI chief
Benny Ying
Chen Jung Song
Paddy Morrissey ...
Special Agent Collins
Leo Downey ...
Prosecuting Attorney Snyder
Jay Jacobus ...
Wilbur Jung ...
Chinese defendant
Henry Wong ...
Court interpreter
Theresa Huynh ...


Fresh out of law school, Kevin Walker is recruited into the FBI and commissioned to root out communist subversives amongst the San Francisco Chinese community. He finds a loophole that will enable him to prosecute, but his loyalties become divided when he falls in love with Marilyn, a laundryman's daughter. Written by Jonathan Ridsdale <>

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Some loves are impossible. But they are loves just the same.


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

28 January 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Amor Assassino  »

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Box Office


$395,105 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the dance hall scene, when the camera moves behind the drummer, the drumhead on the drumset are Remo PinStripe heads - two layers of transparent Mylar with a thin film of oil between the heads. Mylar drumheads were invented in the mid 1950s. PinStripe drum heads were not available until 1973, when they were released by Remo. See more »


Written by Mando Dorame (as M.Dorame)
Performed by Royal Crown Revue
Published by Dorame Publishing (ASCAP) 1993
Royal Crown Revue appears by Courtesy of Big Daddy Records
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Entertaining and relatively accurate view of how lives were destroyed by right wing hysteria
16 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite the ridiculous comments about the movie "not taking seriously the Communist threat" there was no Communist threat in the 50's. The only threat was that of the right-wing zealots who, in their crooked hysteria, did their best to destroy the Consitution and the Bill of Rights for their own political gains! Sort of sounds like today, doesn't it? The movie is very well done, although a little hazy in the script but excellent performances by the leads make up for it! The ending is a little too sudden and a little too fantasy laden for my tastes but I get the impression that it was meddled with by the studio types.

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