Golden Gate Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Golden Gate the Movie

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Young Fed Dillon is thrown into the hysteria of the communist witch hunt in 1952 San Francisco. He snares Song, a Chinese labor activist, on some very dubious charges. Ten years later he finds himself getting involved with Song's daughter Marilyn (Chen), who knows nothing about her lover's involvement with her family. Then she finds out. Ever-changing moods, sometimes film noir, sometimes a love story, sometimes a nostalgic look back, are confusing. Promising storyline meanders and fades as Director Madden tries to do too much in a short time. Beware of broad stereotypes in every character.


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Available on VHS
Running time 95 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, FBI, Red Scare, Period Piece: 1950s, Family Ties, Suicide, Asian America, San Francisco
David Henry Hwang
Matt Dillon, Joan Chen, Bruno Kirby, Teri Polo, Tzi Ma, Stan(ford) Egi, Peter Murnik, Jack Shearer, George Giudall
Bobby Bukowski
John Madden
Elliot Goldenthal
Michael Brandman, Lindsay Law, American Playhouse Theatrical Films, Samuel Goldwyn Company

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