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Golden Gate (1993)

A brash 22-year-old FBI agent trumps up charges of Communist spying against a Chinese laundryman. Ten years later, he wants to make amends to the man and his teenage daughter.

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John Madden
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Dillon ... Agent Kevin David Walker
Joan Chen ... Marilyn Song
Elizabeth Morehead ... Receptionist
Bruno Kirby ... Agent Ron Pirelli
Teri Polo ... Cynthia
Jack Shearer ... FBI chief
Keone Young ... Benny Ying
Tzi Ma ... Chen Jung Song
Paddy Morrissey Paddy Morrissey ... Agent
Cully Fredricksen Cully Fredricksen ... Special Agent Collins
Leo Downey Leo Downey ... Prosecuting Attorney Snyder
Jay Jacobus Jay Jacobus ... Judge
Wilbur Jung Wilbur Jung ... Chinese defendant
Henry Wong Henry Wong ... Court interpreter
Theresa Huynh Theresa Huynh ... Young Marilyn
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Storyline

Fresh out of law school, Kevin Walker is recruited into the FBI and commissioned to root out communist subversives amongst the San Francisco Chinese community. He finds a loophole that will enable him to prosecute, but his loyalties become divided when he falls in love with Marilyn, a laundryman's daughter. Written by Jonathan Ridsdale <JR@kingston.ac.uk>

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Some loves are impossible. But they are loves just the same.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Golden Gate See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$258,040, 30 January 1994

Gross USA:

$395,105

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$395,105
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

In the dance hall scene, when the camera moves behind the drummer, the drumhead on the drumset are Remo PinStripe heads - two layers of transparent Mylar with a thin film of oil between the heads. Mylar drumheads were invented in the mid 1950s. PinStripe drum heads were not available until 1973, when they were released by Remo. See more »

Quotes

Dr. "Buck" Meisner: [Agents Byrd and Walker are meeting with a senior campus official] We've always tried to keep the Bureau up to date on potentially troubling elements.
Agent Byrd: The Bureau appreciates that, Dr. Meisner.
Dr. "Buck" Meisner: Please, call me "Buck."
Agent Byrd: We must say though, Buck, that not all of your university colleagues have been similarly forthcoming.
Dr. "Buck" Meisner: Screw them! You know something? They just want to be popular with the students. Frankly, some of them are not above violating a few... "moral prohibitions" - with undergraduate ...
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Soundtracks

JUMPIN' WITH THE CROWN
Written by Mando Dorame (as M.Dorame)
Performed by Royal Crown Revue
Published by Dorame Publishing (ASCAP) 1993
Royal Crown Revue appears by Courtesy of Big Daddy Records
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dillon saves this from being a one-star dog!!!
18 June 2000 | by inframanSee all my reviews

Hey, don't these screenwriters know how to read any more? I mean this screenplay is so rank with vague cliches & timeless imprecision, it's beyond comprehension. There's no cohesion here, narrative, emotional, political or otherwise. It's beyond embarrassment. Woof. Only poor Matt Dillon gives it any dignity or professionality. What is he, the indie's Jeff Bridges? The guy deserves some kind of special award. Definitely.


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