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On Dangerous Ground (1996)

When they learn of a secret covenant on the status of Hong Kong signed by Mao in 1944, Chinese factions, the British government, Hong Kong businessmen, AND the Mafia all try to be the first... See full summary »

Director:

Lawrence Gordon Clark (as Lawrence Gordon-Clark)

Writers:

Jack Higgins (novel), Christopher Wicking
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sean Dillon
Kenneth Cranham ... Brig. Charles Ferguson
Deborah Moore ... Hannah Bernstein
Jürgen Prochnow ... Carl Morgan
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ... Asta
Daphne Cheung Daphne Cheung ... Su Yin
Claude Blanchard ... Don Giovanni
Yvonne Antrobus Yvonne Antrobus ... Lady Kate
Richard Rees Richard Rees ... Yuan Tao
Sam Mancuso Sam Mancuso ... Marco
Peter Gilmore ... Murdoch
Gilbert Martin Gilbert Martin ... Angus
Adrian Cairns Adrian Cairns ... Prof. Bellamy
Antony Zaki Antony Zaki
Richard Orr Richard Orr ... Michael Ahern
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Storyline

When they learn of a secret covenant on the status of Hong Kong signed by Mao in 1944, Chinese factions, the British government, Hong Kong businessmen, AND the Mafia all try to be the first to take hold of it. Tough man Sean Dillon, pressured by Brigadier Ferguson into working for the British, does it his own way. But we see a new twinkle in his eye when he looks at sweet Su Yin... And can it be that pretty Inspector Hanna Bernstein is beginning to grow fond of Sean? Written by Horacio Abeledo <horabe@mail.retina.ar>

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Canada | UK | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Higgins' on Dangerous Ground See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Last film of Peter Gilmore. See more »

Goofs

Just before Dillon enters the water to go diving in the loch, his snorkel is on the right side of his head (the wrong side), however in the underwater scenes the snorkel is on his left side (the correct side), and when he resurfaces it is back on his right side. See more »

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Followed by Windsor Protocol (1997) See more »

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Is this a student film?
10 July 2011 | by StevinTaskerSee all my reviews

I watched this again today having been let down somewhat on the first viewing. I hoped I'd been little harsh on the TV treatment since I like Jack Higgins stuff and I was willing to give it another go. A second viewing didn't raise my appreciation. They seem to have spent loads on locations, this thing goes all over the world and there are a few decent sets. The story is fine and the woman playing Bernstein is excellent but Rob Lowe and most of the rest of the cast are dreadful. I can see a few well known faces in there but they deliver their lines as though they are drugged. It looks like it was shot on an old camcorder and the music sounds like it came from a 80's digital watch. I guess it depends on the production company and the resources they've got but I've seen many TV movies with good production values, Robin Cooks Formula for Death springs to mind as a good example. I've also seen Thunder Point with Kyle Maclachlan as Sean Dillan, it's just as bad.


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