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On Dangerous Ground (1996)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  13 May 1996 (USA)
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When they learn of a secret covenant on the status of Hong Kong signed by Mao in 1944, Chinese factions, the British government, Hong Kong businessmen, AND the Mafia all try to be the first... See full summary »

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Brig. Charles Ferguson
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Hannah Bernstein
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Asta
Daphne Cheung ...
Su Yin
Claude Blanchard ...
Don Giovanni
Yvonne Antrobus ...
Lady Kate
Richard Rees ...
Yuan Tao
Sam Mancuso ...
Marco
Peter Gilmore ...
Murdoch
Gilbert Martin ...
Angus
Adrian Cairns ...
Prof. Bellamy
Antony Zaki
Richard Orr ...
Michael Ahern
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When they learn of a secret covenant on the status of Hong Kong signed by Mao in 1944, Chinese factions, the British government, Hong Kong businessmen, AND the Mafia all try to be the first to take hold of it. Tough man Sean Dillon, pressured by Brigadier Ferguson into working for the British, does it his own way. But we see a new twinkle in his eye when he looks at sweet Su Yin... And can it be that pretty Inspector Hanna Bernstein is beginning to grow fond of Sean? Written by Horacio Abeledo <horabe@mail.retina.ar>

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Last film of Peter Gilmore. See more »

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Just before Dillon enters the water to go diving in the loch, his snorkel is on the right side of his head (the wrong side), however in the underwater scenes the snorkel is on his left side (the correct side), and when he resurfaces it is back on his right side. See more »

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A faithful adaptation that could have been terrific
13 March 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

As the book was superb but it isn't quite there almost but not quite. It needed a little more of a jolt in the action/drama department and that is one characteristic that isn't present in most Jack Higgin's book-based movies which is a crying shame if you ask me. Rob Lowe is once again Mr. Sean Dillon, professional IRA terrorist contractor turned British Government assassin whose job this time is to recapture a vital document called the Chungking Convenant which allowed the British to keep Hong Kong for another 100 years. The problem is that the Mafia wants it as well and they dispatch a seemingly legitimate businessman and his beautiful daughter to beat Ferguson to the punch. I like the fact they kept the original cast members in these films to give them some stability and credibility which is unusual for the vast majority of TV movies. It is also amusing that another reviewer couldn't understand that Prochnow's daughter wasn't his real daughter she was his wife's real daughter and yes the Italian bad guy's name is Giovanni what did you think his name should be Ralph or Edward? The poor devil couldn't even figure out that Prochnow's character was HALF Italian not full Italian. Not a film you are going to watch routinely or even twice for that matter the point is to watch it so you can say you have if someone ever asks you. That's it end of story.


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