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Rising Sun (1993)

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When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.

Director:

Philip Kaufman

Writers:

Michael Crichton (novel), Philip Kaufman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... John Connor
Wesley Snipes ... Webster Smith
Harvey Keitel ... Tom Graham
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Eddie Sakamura
Kevin Anderson ... Bob Richmond
Mako ... Yoshida-san
Ray Wise ... Senator John Morton
Stan Egi ... Ishihara
Stan Shaw ... Phillips
Tia Carrere ... Jingo Asakuma
Steve Buscemi ... Willy 'the Weasel' Wilhelm
Tatjana Patitz ... Cheryl Lynn Austin
Peter Crombie Peter Crombie ... Greg
Sam Lloyd ... Rick
Alexandra Powers ... Julia
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Storyline

At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate, but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there, Web thinks that everything is obvious, but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

A coalition of East and West. A conspiracy of seduction and murder. A battle between tradition and power. Business is war.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Toshishiro Obata (the guard at Cheryl's place) appeared as a Yakuza with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa in Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991), and as a Cryo Con in Demolition Man (1993) with Wesley Snipes. See more »

Goofs

When Web and Connor drive in the rain and only Web is shown, the passenger side windscreen wiper reaches the area that is wiped by the other blade. When both Web and Connor are shown, the wiper's travel is shorter and it does not reach the area wiped by the other blade. See more »

Quotes

John Connor: The Japanese have a saying, "Fix the problem, not the blame." Find out what's fucked up and fix it. Nobody gets blamed. We're always after who fucked up. Their way is better.
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Crazy Credits

There is a credit in Rising Sun thanking "The MIT Leg Lab" and "Marc Raibert and his Running Team." This refers to a short scene where the two detectives go out to a fancy-looking research lab (really a water treatment plant; also used as the set for Starfleet Academy on the TV series "Star Trek - The Next Generation). In the background of some of the shots there are two legged robots: one hopping in a circle in a tea-house; the other bouncing up a garden path. These robots are actually academic research projects from the MIT AI Lab's Legged Locomotion Lab. They really do hop about and maintain their balance. Power comes from off-board hydraulic pumps (hence the guy in the background (me!) pulling hoses for the robot), and body attitude is sensed with gyroscopes. A human with a joystick tells the robot what direction to go, and the control algorithms (which are the real subject of Leg Lab research) maintain speed, direction, and balance. However, the robots aren't designed for special effects. They're always being modified, and they tend to break down frequently. This made shooting in the hot july sun of the San Fernando Valley a real nightmare, with transputers crashing in the heat, stuck gyros, and hydraulic leaks. Three grad students and a professor worked steadily for about a month before Hollywood, and then five days on the set and on location to get the robots in about 15 seconds of film. The credits are: Marc Raibert (our prof), and Charles Francois, Rob Playter and Lee Campbell (me) who are students. We three students appear in the film in white lab coats acting like Robot Scientists!! See more »

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References Yojimbo (1961) See more »

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Chattanooga Choo Choo
Written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
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ONE OF THE BEST THRILLERS IN 90'S
27 June 2003 | by matija-trostSee all my reviews

The era when in Hollywood knew how to make a good movies, apart from todays pathetic production.

And also one of the best roles for Connery, close to his best performances as unforgetable mister 007. Beside him even Snipes shows up some acting abilities.

The story is, honestly, nothing special, even unlogical from time to time, but nevertheless it got something inside, maybe this eastern touch that keeps viewer glued to his seat. If then movie would be little deeper (like Blade runner for instance) it would be surely a classic. But despite that and mostly because of great performance by Connery it deserves a strong

8 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

30 July 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rising Sun See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,195,941, 1 August 1993

Gross USA:

$63,179,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$107,198,790
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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