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High Road to China (1983)

During WW1, an alcoholic American biplane pilot is hired by the spoiled daughter of an industrialist to find her father who disappeared in Asia.

Director:

Brian G. Hutton

Writers:

Jon Cleary (novel), Sandra Weintraub (screenplay) (as Sandra Weintraub Roland) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Selleck ... Patrick O' Malley
Bess Armstrong ... Eve
Jack Weston ... Struts
Wilford Brimley ... Bradley Tozer
Robert Morley ... Bentik
Brian Blessed ... Suleman Khan
Cassandra Gava ... Alessa
Michael Sheard ... Charlie
Lynda La Plante ... Lina (as Lynda Marchal)
Timothy Carlton ... Officer
Shayur Mehta Shayur Mehta ... Ahmed
Terry Richards ... Ginger
Jeremy Child ... Silversmith
Peter Llewellyn Williams Peter Llewellyn Williams ... Franjten Khan
Dino Shafeek ... Satvinda (as Dino Shaffer)
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Storyline

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. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Take the High Road to China... for an adventure you'll never forget. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Yugoslavia | Hong Kong

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

18 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Höllenjagd bis ans Ende der Welt See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,156,049, 20 March 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,400,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,000,000, 31 December 1983
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second assistant director Chris Carreras and lead actress Bess Armstrong met whilst working on the movie. The pair started a personal relationship which lead to a marriage before the two were divorced in 1984. Publicity for the picture reported how Armstrong fell in love during the production shoot, both on the set in real life with the 2nd A.D. and on the set in the movie's story, her Eve character falling in love with Tom Selleck's Patrick character. See more »

Goofs

In the climactic battle scene, a number of the Chinese peasants can be seen using Mauser 98k rifles, a variant of the 1898 Mauser which wasn't introduced until 1935, at least a decade after this film is set. See more »

Quotes

Suleman Khan: You will be my welcome guests for dinner
Struts: Is he going to eat us or feed us?
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Connections

Referenced in Flight (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh When the Saints
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[Heard on a gramophone in Nepalese village]
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Good old-fashioned chemistry
23 June 2001 | by Chicago_JakeSee all my reviews

Brian G. Hutton's "High Road To China" is a classic example of good old fashioned chemistry. Lost-generation flapper hires boozy WW-I flying ace to help find her father, lost somewhere in China, to avoid losing her inheritance. You just know that they will eventually get together, and plenty of facial expressions and body language promise an ending that eventually delivers. Some great scenery and flying scenes, and burly he-manning from Brian Blessed, keep you in stitches. If this had been filmed in black and white in the 40s, it would have been up there with Casablanca, et al. Lots of low-expectation fun.


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