Rising Sun Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Rising Sun the Movie

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When a prostitute is found murdered in the boardroom of a powerful Japanese-owned corporation, seasoned cop (and Japanese expert) Connery and new partner Snipes are sent to investigate. Complicated yarn about business, prejudice, cops, and the differences between east and west. Filmed with stylized camera techniques, quick action, and good rapport between the two leads. Based on the book by Crichton, which offered ominous theories about international politics and business. These aspects had the film labeled as Japan-bashing, one of the reasons the script was rewritten to focus more on the murder mystery.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 129 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Cops, Japan, Corporate Shenanigans, Books to Film: Michael Crichton
Michael Backes, Michael Crichton, Philip Kaufman
Dan E. Butler, Stan Shaw, Steve Buscemi, Peter Crombie, Alexandra Powers, Daniel von Bargen, Amy Hill, Clyde Kusatsu, Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Tia Carrere, Harvey Keitel, Kevin Anderson, Stan(ford) Egi, Mako, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ray Wise, Tatjana Patitz, Michael Chapman
Michael Chapman
Philip Kaufman
Toru Takemitsu
Peter Kaufman, Sean Connery, 20th Century-Fox

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