James Clavell's Noble House

James Clavell's Noble House

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Director: Gary Nelson

Cast: Gary Nelson, Pierce Brosnan, Deborah Raffin, Tia Carrere


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James Clavell's blockbuster novel of rivalry, extortion, and murder comes to particularly splashy life in this 1988 NBC miniseries that is set in the high-stakes business world of Hong Kong, where it was largely filmed. Pierce Brosnan is Ian Dunross, just named the tai-pan (CEO) of the powerful Anglo-Asian trading company Struan & Co. Before the champagne has stopped bubbling, a nasty piece of work named Quillan Gornt (played with relish by Indy 4's most notable absentee, John Rhys-Davies) targets Struan for a hostile takeover. Suddenly plunged into a criminal underworld of international espionage, deception, and financial crises, Dunross turns up the heat by engaging in a dangerous romance with his nemesis' aide (Deborah Raffin). But with danger lurking around every corner, Dunross ultimately sees he has no choice but to fight for his company's honor and survival. A lush two-night affair, Noble House also features Tia Carrere in a pre-Wayne's World role, plus such veteran screen favorites as Denholm Elliot, John Houseman, Nancy Kwan, Burt Kwouk, and Ben Masters.

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Lions Gate
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[Full Frame]
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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pierce Brosnan Ian Dunross
Deborah Raffin Casey Tcholok
Tia Carrere Venus Poon
Ben Masters Linc Bartlett
Burt Kwouk Philip Chen
Eric Chen Hotel Concierge
Keith Bonnard Tip Tok-Toh
Khigh Dhiegh Four Finger Wu
Richard Durden Paul Havergill
Denholm Elliott Alastair Chuan
Brian Fong Goodweather Poon
John Fujioka Baldhead Kin
Helen Funai Mrs. Kwang
David Henry Bruce Johnjohn
John Houseman Sir Geoffrey Allison
George Innes Alexej Travkin
Gordon Jackson Superintendent Armstrong
Nancy Kwan Claudia Chen
Vincent Wong Lim Chu
Lisa Lu Ah Tam
Duncan Preston Pugmire
John van Dreelen Jacques de Ville
John Rhys-Davies Quillan Gornt
Ping Wu Paul Choy
Bennett Ohta Richard Kwang
Damien Thomas Lando Mata
Galen Yuen Smallpox Kin
Nicholas Pryor Actor
Leon Lissek Actor
David Shaughnessey Actor
Dudley Sutton Commissioner Roger Crosse
Irene Tsu Actor
Choy-Ling Man Mary Li
Julia Nickson-Soul Orlanda Ramos
Ric Young Tsu-Yan
Edward Petherbridge Jason Plumm
Steven Vincent Leigh John Chen
Tong Kay Lim Brian Kwok

Technical Credits
Gary Nelson Director
Eric Bercovici Producer,Teleplay
Francesco Chianese Art Director
Paul Chihara Score Composer
James Clavell Executive Producer
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Holt Editor
Bob Laing Production Designer
Frederick Muller Associate Producer
Cristiano Pogany Cinematographer
George Richardson Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Noble House
1. Tai-Pan [21:33]
2. Profitable [10:53]
3. Overthrow [17:24]
4. Kidnapped [9:52]
5. Werewolf [12:17]
6. Partnership [13:12]
7. Broken Coin [7:48]
8. End Credits [1:06]
1. You're the Boss [19:46]
2. Sell [18:11]
3. Fire [13:11]
4. Dismay [12:59]
5. New Affair [10:21]
6. Interrogation [8:44]
7. Date [10:29]
8. End Credits [1:07]
Disc #2 -- Noble House
1. Ancient Debt [26:44]
2. Other Half [10:37]
3. Anywhere Else [11:05]
4. Start Over [11:31]
5. Getaway [14:08]
6. Midnight [8:26]
7. Races [9:47]
8. End Credits [1:06]
1. Old Friends [25:11]
2. Off Guard [10:58]
3. Sold Short [10:42]
4. Lanslide [14:25]
5. New Boss [7:38]
6. Released [11:44]
7. Great Success [11:49]
8. End Credits [1:03]

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James Clavell's Noble House 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Tristanerwin More than 1 year ago
Dont go into this one expecting james bond, thats usually why people dont enjoy alot of brosnan's movies is because there expecting 007. and they dont get it. This is a political/corporate thriller/mystery/caper... that will keep you engaged for the whole 6 to 8 hours. Probably the best of brosnans pre-bond works. He certainly plays a character he often doesnt, and does a great job with it.