MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,104 this week

The Chinese Typewriter (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 21 users  
Reviews: 2 user

This unsold TV pilot set in Hawaii is about two PIs hired by an airline company to retrieve a stolen jet, the company's latest prototype.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 65 titles
created 09 Aug 2013
 
a list of 803 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 765 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 54 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Chinese Typewriter (TV Movie 1979)

The Chinese Typewriter (TV Movie 1979) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Chinese Typewriter.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Her Alibi (1989)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels
Divorce Wars: A Love Story (TV Movie 1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

High-powered Seattle divorce lawyer Jack Sturgess discovers that his own marriage is failing and must juggle his own domestic conflicts with his clients' problems.

Director: Donald Wrye
Stars: Tom Selleck, Jane Curtin, Candice Azzara
Bunco (TV Movie 1977)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Tom Selleck is a member of the "Bunco" squad the squad in charge of nabbing con men, cheats, and swindlers. Most of their time is spent dealing with penny-ante street-corner crooks. But ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Singer
Stars: Tom Selleck, Robert Urich, Milt Kogan
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.

Director: Brian G. Hutton
Stars: Tom Selleck, Bess Armstrong, Jack Weston
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Myron Breckinridge is waiting for her sex-change operation while a stoned surgeon stumbles into the operating room. Before the drugged doctor begins Myron's operation, he counsels her. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Sarne
Stars: Mae West, John Huston, Raquel Welch
Running Mates (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Tom Selleck is a governor who is campaigning to win the presidential nomination.

Director: Ron Lagomarsino
Stars: Tom Selleck, Laura Linney, Nancy Travis
Reversible Errors (TV Movie 2004)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.

Director: Mike Robe
Stars: William H. Macy, Tom Selleck, Monica Potter
Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley
Coma (1978)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy.

Director: Michael Crichton
Stars: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Geneviève Bujold
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Tom Selleck, F. Murray Abraham, Laila Robins
Concrete Cowboys (TV Series 1979)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Stars: Jerry Reed, Geoffrey Scott, Ray Stevens
Twelve Mile Road (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A divorced farmer takes in his troubled teenage daughter for the summer, a summer which changes the lives of the two of them, and their friends and family.

Director: Richard Friedenberg
Stars: Tom Selleck, Wendy Crewson, Maggie Grace
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Tom Boston
James Whitmore Jr. ...
Jim Kilbride
Lane Bradbury ...
Louise-Jill
...
Devlin
...
Armand Beller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jaime Lyn Bauer ...
Jill Miller
Mike Brick ...
Vince Kilbride
Norman Fields ...
Guard
Elizabeth Halliday ...
Diana Kilbride
...
Toby Nash
June Whitley Taylor ...
Mrs. Beller
Edit

Storyline

This unsold TV pilot set in Hawaii is about two PIs hired by an airline company to retrieve a stolen jet, the company's latest prototype.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Boston and Kilbride  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Typical TV Pilot Film
16 May 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is the movie version of a 1979 pilot written by Stephen Cannell for Tom Selleck and James Whitmore Jr. It's an average story about two opposites (one's a genius, the other's a weapons expert) who team up for "impossible cases". It is more interesting as a period piece for the time and for the locations that were used. Parts were filmed in Hawaii, apparently at the estate that would later be used for "Magnum PI". Tom Selleck is a work in progress in this vehicle, playing a one note character and providing the eye candy. James Whitmore Jr. gets to play a more interesting set of characters throughout the story. They are a good team. Too bad they didn't do more together. This movie, paired with all the other pilots that Selleck did in the 70's prior to "Magnum", might make for a fun evening of mindless entertainment. Of course, you will have to beg Universal Studios to release the Tom Selleck collection to DVD or VHS first! This film is currently only available in Europe.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Saw it today dennyden310
Discuss The Chinese Typewriter (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?