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Noble House 

Ian Struan Dunross is chairman of Struan & Company, the oldest and largest of the British-East Asia trading companies. To the Chinese, that also makes him "Tai-Pan" ("supreme leader") of ... See full summary »
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1988  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Pierce Brosnan ...  Ian Dunross 4 episodes, 1988
Deborah Raffin ...  Casey Tcholok 4 episodes, 1988
Ben Masters ...  Linc Bartlett 4 episodes, 1988
John Rhys-Davies ...  Quillan Gornt 4 episodes, 1988
Julia Nickson ...  Orlanda Ramos 4 episodes, 1988
Khigh Dhiegh Khigh Dhiegh ...  Four Finger Wu 4 episodes, 1988
Gordon Jackson ...  Supt. Armstrong 4 episodes, 1988
Burt Kwouk ...  Philip Chen 4 episodes, 1988
Nancy Kwan ...  Claudia Chen 4 episodes, 1988
John Van Dreelen ...  Jacques DeVille 4 episodes, 1988
Ping Wu ...  Paul Choy 4 episodes, 1988
Kay Tong Lim Kay Tong Lim ...  Brian Kwok 4 episodes, 1988
Lisa Lu ...  Ah Tam 4 episodes, 1988
Damien Thomas ...  Lando Mata 4 episodes, 1988
Dudley Sutton ...  Commissioner Roger Crosse 4 episodes, 1988
Ric Young ...  Tsu-Yan 4 episodes, 1988
Tia Carrere ...  Venus Poon 4 episodes, 1988
Steven Vincent Leigh Steven Vincent Leigh ...  John Chen 4 episodes, 1988
John Houseman ...  Sir Geoffrey Allison 4 episodes, 1988
Denholm Elliott ...  Alastair Struan 4 episodes, 1988
Harris Laskawy Harris Laskawy 4 episodes, 1988
Leon Lissek ...  Christian Toxe 4 episodes, 1988
Keith Bonnard Keith Bonnard ...  Tip Tok-Toh 4 episodes, 1988
Edward Petherbridge ...  Jason Plumm 4 episodes, 1988
Bennett Ohta Bennett Ohta ...  Richard Kwang 4 episodes, 1988
Brian Fong Brian Fong ...  Goodweather Poon 4 episodes, 1988
Helen Funai Helen Funai ...  Mrs. Kwang 4 episodes, 1988
Irene Tsu 4 episodes, 1988
David Shaughnessy David Shaughnessy 4 episodes, 1988
John Fujioka ...  Baldhead Kin 4 episodes, 1988
Richard Durden ...  Havergill 4 episodes, 1988
David Henry David Henry ...  Bruce Johnjohn 4 episodes, 1988
George Innes ...  Travkin 4 episodes, 1988
Choy-Ling Man Choy-Ling Man ...  Mary Li 4 episodes, 1988
Pip Miller Pip Miller ...  Inspector Smyth 4 episodes, 1988
Duncan Preston Duncan Preston ...  Pugmire 4 episodes, 1988
Michael Siberry ...  Linbar Struan 4 episodes, 1988
Vincent Wong Vincent Wong ...  Lim Chu 4 episodes, 1988
Galen Yuen Galen Yuen ...  Smallpox Kin 4 episodes, 1988
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Ian Struan Dunross is chairman of Struan & Company, the oldest and largest of the British-East Asia trading companies. To the Chinese, that also makes him "Tai-Pan" ("supreme leader") of the "Noble House". Unfortunately, with his power, he inherits ancient promises, dark secrets, and deep financial problems on a small island full of people, who want to see Struan fall, so they can become the Noble House. Dunross' worst enemy is the vicious Quillan Gornt, a lesser tai-pan, and he's doing everything in his power to bring the Noble House to ruin. Drawn into the fight between Gornt and Dunross, is an upstart American billionaire, who tries to gain a foothold on the Hong Kong market, and has made a deal to steal something that will give him power, even over the Noble House. Unfortunately, that something has fallen into the hands of a powerful Chinese overlord. "Everybody was watching (and cheating on) everybody." Who will succeed in the end? Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de> and Phoenix Roberts

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In one explosive moment, nothing matters but survival


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

James Clavell's Noble House See more »

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Mono

Color:

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Struan & Company was modelled after Hong Kong-based trading company Jardine-Matheson. The exterior shots of the Struan & Company building are actually Jardine House, the headquarters of Jardine-Matheson. See more »

Quotes

Ian Dunross: [speaking to Lim Chu, who had disabled Quillan Gornt's brakes] If I want some foreign devil's brakes buggered, I will order it. The Noble House has always maintained its pre-eminence by holding more honor than its competitors.
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Follows Tai-Pan (1986) See more »

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An excellent version of a classic book, marred by some poor casting
29 February 2004 | by les_raynorSee all my reviews

The film (mini-series) ia very creditable attempt to capture the essence of Clavell's masterful book. John Rhys-Davies is the epitomy of Quillan Gornt and Pierce Brosnan doesn't do too badly either, but I can't imagine why he would fall for Deborah Raffin as K C Cholok who is bland, colourless and does not come across as a tough-negotiating business woman. The film sticks closely to the book and only omits non-central to the story items - russian spies etc. Nancy Kwan is still gorgeous and Julia Nickson is lovely (pity her acting lets her down though). The film is well worth a look even with a few failings.


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