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Golden Gate (1993)

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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Agent Kevin David Walker
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Marilyn Song
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Agent Ron Pirelli
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Cynthia
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FBI chief
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Benny Ying
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Chen Jung Song
Paddy Morrissey ...
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Special Agent Collins
Leo Downey ...
Prosecuting Attorney Snyder
Jay Jacobus ...
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Wilbur Jung ...
Chinese defendant
Henry Wong ...
Court interpreter
Theresa Huynh ...
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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 <JR@kingston.ac.uk>

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

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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28 January 1994 (USA)  »

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Casus Avi  »

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$395,105 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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MELLOW SOULFUL
Written by Royal Crown Revue
Published by Better Youth Publishers (ASCAP) 1991
Royal Crown Revue appears by Courtesy of Big Daddy Records
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Interesting, era-relevant, and outstanding lead roles
25 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

I came across this film while in my workshop. I stopped working and from there on, I sat and was drawn into this film. Matt Dillon (you either like him or hate him). I like him, as the FBI agent Kevin David Walker, and Joan Chen as his lover Marilyn Song, have chemistry that appears real. The plot is era correct, in every way. The paranoia about Communism and Marijuana was depicted as a tool of subversive abuse by the FBI and local police. This was well acted by character actor Bruno Kirby who portrays Dillon's boss, Ron Pirelli and is good in this role. The story is a bit slow in some spots, but that is overcome by the underlying disintegration of Dillon's life. The last scene was a cinematic masterpiece and had me in tears. It is a gem that should be on every viewers list.


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