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Marco Polo -- Accompanying two priests to the East to convert the court of Kublai Khan to Christianity, Venetian trader Marco Polo eventually pushes bravely forth alone toward the fabled heartland of Xanadu.


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Writer (WGA):
Ron Hutchinson (written by)
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Release Date:
2 June 2007 (USA) See more »
The series follows the adventures and discoveries of the Venetian, Marco Polo. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Ian Somerhalder ... Marco Polo

BD Wong ... Pedro

Desiree Ann Siahaan ... Temulun / Kensai

Brian Dennehy ... Kublai Khan
Kay Tong Lim ... Lord Chenchu
Christian Lee ... Cogatai

Luo Yan ... Chabi

Michael Man-Kin Chow ... Chi (as Michael Chow)
Mark Jax ... Niccolo Polo

Alan Shearman ... Maffeo Polo

Michael O'Hagan ... Old Marco Polo
Ramin Razaghi Sefati ... Persian Physician (as Rumin Razagh)
Jiaolong Sun ... Chonggu (as Sun Jiao Long)
Zi Ge Fang ... Achmath (as Fang Ge)

Rodger Bumpass ... Rustigielo
Paul Cascante ... Persian Ambassador
Simon Xu ... Vanchu

Daxing Zhang ... Rebel Governor
Joann Connor ... Polo's Italian Servant (as Joanna Connor)
Richard Harding Gardner ... Italian Priest #1

Keagan Kang ... Italian Priest #2
Donald Harrison ... Last Rites Priest
Hsu Ming ... Torturer
Nicolas Lee ... Headman of the Mongol
Tan Jian Chang ... Honshu
Er Cha Huo ... Mongol Cavalry Leader
Si Le Hu ... Little Kensai
Robert Vicencio ... Achmath's Henchman
Kar Hoong Thor ... Astrologer (as Kah Hoong Thor)
Kee Thuan Chye ... Chief Map Maker

Yu Beng Lim ... Burmese Priest (as Lim Yu-Beng)

Thomas Lim ... Expedition Mongol Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Melissa Sue Anderson ... Mother (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Kevin Connor 
Writing credits
Ron Hutchinson (written by)

Produced by
Robert Halmi Jr. .... executive producer
Robert Halmi Sr. .... executive producer
Robert Halmi Sr. .... producer
Er-Dong Liu .... line producer
Matthew O'Connor .... producer
Michael O'Connor .... producer
Shan Tam .... producer
Original Music by
Ken Thorne 
Cinematography by
Thomas Burstyn 
Film Editing by
Barry Peters 
Casting by
PoPing AuYeung 
Production Design by
Horace Ma 
Production Management
Er-Dong Liu .... production manager (as Liu Er Dong)
Lian-Yu Sun .... assistant production manager
Danny Xu Dan .... assistant production manager
Xao Feng Zheng .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josephine Yuk Lun Chan .... second assistant director
Thomas Chow .... first assistant director
Derek Hui .... third assistant director
Mao Mao .... third assistant director
Art Department
Andrew Domachowski .... lead concept artist
Warren Flanagan .... production illustrator
Sound Department
Anke Bakker .... sound supervisor
Jay Cheetham .... background sound editor
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Kris Fenske .... sound designer
James Fonnyadt .... sound designer
David Green .... machine room engineer
Dave Hibbert .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Holmgren .... boom operator
Graeme Hughes .... sound re-recording mixer
Andre Iwanchuk .... dialogue editor
Devan Kraushar .... supervising sound editor
Eric Lamontagne .... sound mixer
Glen Noseworthy .... adr mixer
Ryan Nowak .... sound effects editor
Mike Paprocki .... sound effects editor
David Scott .... sound effects editor
Joshua Stevenson .... assistant dialogue editor
Andy Welker .... adr mixer
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Christopher Ahrens .... visual effects artist
Matt Belbin .... digital effects editor
Jayson Castro .... visual effects production assistant
Bob Dewald .... digital effects editor
Jean-Luc Dinsdale .... visual effects set supervisor
Annabelle Kent .... digital compositor
Lionel Lim .... digital compositor
Mladen Miholjcic .... senior CGI artist: Anthem Visual Effects
Les Quinn .... cg supervisor
Bryce Rieger .... digital compositor
Lisa K. Sepp .... visual effects producer: Anthem Visual Effects (as Lisa Sepp-Wilson)
Philippe Thibault .... digital compositor
Lee Wilson .... visual effects supervisor: Anthem Visual Effects
Chuanyong Cheng .... stunt performer
Wei Bing Hua .... stunt performer
Chong Chong Liu .... stunt performer
Jun Xiang Liu .... stunt performer
Junwei Liu .... stunt performer
Kong Ling Ping .... stunt performer
Peng Ren .... stunt performer
De Ming Wang .... stunt performer
Ni Yu Zheng .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Findlay .... steadicam operator
Julie Garceau .... digital imaging technician
Alex Kuchera .... grip
John Kuchera .... key grip
Ian R.C. Levine .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Trig Singer .... camera operator
Noah Weinzweig .... camera operator
Jimmy Wong .... director of photography: second unit
Casting Department
Kimberly Hope .... casting associate
Wendy Wang Wei .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Chris Boettcher .... assistant editor: avid
Seán Travers .... colorist
Graham Tucker .... assistant editor
Music Department
Rich Walters .... music editor
Other crew
Sherrie Dai .... assistant to producer
Warren Demer .... assistant accountant
Peter Eardley .... production accountant
Nancy Heller .... office manager: Anthem Visual Effects
Krista Johnston .... rights and clearances
Christine Lalande .... continuity supervisor
Christina O'Shea-Daly .... executive in charge of production - RHI
Bill Wang .... production accountant
Sheila Woodley .... accountant

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Germany:165 min | USA:131 min (Hallmark /RHI TV version) | USA:174 min (DVD)
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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Brian Dennehy as Kublai Khan, and movie made by committee, 16 December 2007
Author: sanduku from Australia

I'm amazed-- did Dennehy never see or hear of "The Conqueror", starring John Wayne as Genghis Khan? Dennehy never get the belly laughs that John Wayne elicited, but-- why Brian, after such a stellar career???? The rest of the movie seems more than anything else a movie made by committee. My guess: somebody had a really brilliant idea, came up with a great story line, secured some of the greatest filming locations on Earth, and the future was very bright. Then one by one, people in the production process kept altering the plot, putting in formulaic details that were successful in other movies but inappropriate or laughable in this production (the martial arts fighting scenes come to mind), hiring on actors who were not at all fit for the parts, and the end result was this production that nobody actually owns or would really wish to own. It has so many great ingredients, but the movie should be a cautionary tale of just how bad of production can come from such great raw material. My condolences to all involved.

(having had a couple of days to think over the post): I don't want to be too hard on the actors in this production. Hollywood is filled with world-class talented actors who will find themselves acting in just about anything to keep working. All the lead actors in this production have shown phenomenal performances in other roles, and likely would have done wonderful things here if allowed. This movie is such a turkey because it's so badly produced and directed (and, yes, acted), and everyone in the production process can probably point out reasons why they personally were not responsible for the parts that suck. I really do offer my condolences to the cast, this could and should have been a world-class production.

My social-science take: high-budget turkeys like this are symptomatic of an organization where access to power and resources is become disconnected with any proved talent at using those resources wisely.

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