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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,708,478, 16 May 2004
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Color

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1.44 : 1
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Arnold likes Colombian women
30 May 2008 | by freakfire-1See all my reviews

So I watched an IMAX film. These films have a surprisingly low budget. Not only that, but are surprisingly short by film standards. They could pass for individual one hour programs without a flinch.

This one centers on a widow who travels to China to save pandas. She races against a man that propagates the error that pandas are dangerous. Seemingly he also has something to do with her husbands untimely death. And, of course, she wins near the end.

There are a couple of scenes where it was obviously filmed in front of a green screen. But its IMAX, they can get away with that. Plus I learned slightly! Yay! Overall, its average. Its bad acting is overlapped by a short script and descent plot. "C"


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