Rising Sun

Rising Sun

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Director: Philip Kaufman

Cast: Philip Kaufman, Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel

     
 

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When Michael Crichton wrote his best-selling thriller Rising Sun, he wrote the character of hero John Connor with Sean Connery in mind. For Philip Kaufman's film version of the novel, Sean Connery, needless to say, fits seamlessly into the role of a legendary police detective who is an expert in Japanese culture. The story takes place in the towering officeSee more details below

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When Michael Crichton wrote his best-selling thriller Rising Sun, he wrote the character of hero John Connor with Sean Connery in mind. For Philip Kaufman's film version of the novel, Sean Connery, needless to say, fits seamlessly into the role of a legendary police detective who is an expert in Japanese culture. The story takes place in the towering office building of the Japanese Nakamoto Corporation in Los Angeles, who are negotiating a deal with Microcon, an American electronics firm. During a gala held one night in the Nakamoto offices, the body of a woman, Cheryl Lynn Austin (Tatjana Patitz) is found murdered in the main conference room. Arriving quickly on the scene is high-amped police lieutenant Tom Graham (Harvey Keitel), who oozes hatred for anything Japanese from every pore. When he has trouble getting cooperation from the Nakatomo executives, Graham calls in Web Smith (Wesley Snipes), a Special Services liaison, and John Connor (Connery), a man well-versed in Japanese culture and traditions. Together they form a team as they investigate the crime. Connor questions computer video expert Jingo (Tia Carrere), who works on a security system computer disc that captures the killer's identity. The only problem is that the image of the killer on the disc has been altered to conceal the murderer's face.

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All Movie Guide - Michael Costello
Philip Kaufman's adaptation of Michael Crichton's Japan-bashing potboiler is a fairly standard buddy-cop movie featuring a pair of entertaining star performances. Although the novel's overblown alarmism about the dangers of a dominant Japan would soon be undercut by the meltdown of its economy, the director shrewdly muted the xenophobic material that had made the book so controversial, transforming it into a noirishly incomprehensible film, whose byzantine plot, proliferating characters, and hints of a parallel world of unspeakable vice evokes The Big Sleep. Unfortunately, Kaufman treats this pulpy material with an undeserved seriousness, slowing the pace of the film in a way which underlines its frequently inane dialogue and whimsical plotting. Yet Sean Connery has a great time as the larger-than-life detective whose omniscience regarding all things Asian borders on the comic, and the chemistry of his mentor/student relationship with partner Wesley Snipes carries the viewer smoothly over some of the lamer moments. Also worth noting is the handsome production design of Coppola associate Dean Tavoularis

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
UPC:
0024543036500
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Sales rank:
22,564

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Connery John Connor
Wesley Snipes Web Smith
Harvey Keitel Tom Graham
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Eddie Sakamura
Kevin Anderson Bob Richmond
Mako Yoshida-san
Ray Wise Senator John Morton
Stan Egi Ishihara
Stan Shaw Phillips
Tia Carrere Jingo Asakuma
Steve Buscemi Willy "the Weasel" Wilhelm
Tatjana Patitz Cheryl Lynn Austin
Donna Isaacson Actor
Peter Crombie Greg
Alexandra Powers Julia
Daniel Von Bargen Chief Olson / Interrogator
Lauren Robinson Zelly
Amy Hill Hsieh
Tom Dahlgren Jim Donaldson
Clyde Kusatsu Tanaka
Michael Chapman Fred Hoffman
Joey Miyashima Young Japanese Negotiator
Nelson Mashita Young Japanese Negotiator
Tony Ganios Doorman Guard
Toshishiro Obata Guard at Imperial Arms
Shelley Michelle Blonde
Jeff Imada Eddie Sakamura's Yakuza
Max Kirishima Eddie Sakamura's Yakuza
Scot Anthony Robinson First Brother
Keith Hickles Another Brother
Carl A. McGee Guy at Window
Max Grodenchik Club Manager
Jessica Tuck Senator Morton's Aide
Michael Leopard Cop
Tak Kubota Nakamoto Yukuza
Fumio Demura Nakamoto Yakuza
Tadashi Yamashita Nakamoto Yakuza
Dan Butler Ken Shubik
Meagen Fay Hamaguri Receptionist

Technical Credits
Philip Kaufman Director,Screenwriter
Michael Backes Screenwriter
Ian Bryce Producer,Production Designer
Michael Chapman Cinematographer
Sean Connery Executive Producer
Michael Crichton Screenwriter
Gary Fettis Set Decoration/Design
Larry Fuentes Special Effects
Robert C. Goldstein Set Decoration/Design
Angelo P. Graham Art Director
Donna Isaacson Casting
Peter Kaufman Producer
Peter Kelly Set Decoration/Design
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen A. Rotter Editor
William Scharf Editor
Alan Splet Sound/Sound Designer
Toru Takemitsu Score Composer
Dean Tavoularis Production Designer
Jacqueline West Costumes/Costume Designer

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