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China: The Panda Adventure (2001)

1936, China. Ruth Harkness has come to settle the affairs of her husband, Bill, who died while observing the rare and unstudied panda bear. His journal describes the panda as shy and docile... See full summary »

Director:

Robert M. Young

Writers:

Ruth Harkness (book), Paul Andersen (screen story) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Maria Bello ... Ruth Harkness
Yu Xia ... Quentin Young
Xander Berkeley ... Dakar Johnston
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Hayes ... Narrator
Paul Pape ... Bill Harkness Voice-over (voice)
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1936, China. Ruth Harkness has come to settle the affairs of her husband, Bill, who died while observing the rare and unstudied panda bear. His journal describes the panda as shy and docile, while great white hunter Dak Johnson describes them as ferocious beasts. This intrigues her, and she sets off to retrace Bill's steps and save the pandas from Johnson. She encounters many obstacles, both natural and created by Johnson, and sees many scenic vistas before encountering the pandas. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

China: La aventura panda See more »

Filming Locations:

Shanghai, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,268, 29 July 2001

Gross USA:

$3,708,478
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
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NOT the greatest imax film ever...give me a break
19 February 2005 | by sabine-dSee all my reviews

i love IMAX films, and yes, they are judged by a different standard...that is because they are supposed to exploit the potential they have in virtue of the format...beautiful scenery, panoramic shots, aerial views...etc, etc,.. this film didn't do that so much because the focus was more on this Hollywood-style story, which i found a waste of time....not to mention the fact that the story is thoroughly romanticized. i would have loved more footage of the pandas and/or the Himalayas (the shots that WERE included made the film worthwhile). IMAX films should not try to pander to people who can't get enough of Hollywood...go to blockbuster for that junk!! the film about the Bengal tigers in India was far more impressive..


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