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Rising Sun
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Rising Sun 1993

From Amazon: Author Michael Crichton and director Philip Kaufman had a falling-out over the script for this film, based on Crichton's best-selling novel (which was controversial for its take on the Japanese invasion of American business in the early '90s). Kaufman ultimately won, doing an above-average job creating a murder mystery based on the culture clash between Los Angeles cops and Japanese multinational business interests. When a prostitute is murdered at the opening of a new L.A. headquarters for a Japanese company, detective Wesley Snipes is forced to call upon retired cop (and Japanophile) Sean Connery to help solve the murder. But he runs into...

Directed By:
No image existsPhilip Kaufman
Written By:
No image existsMichael Crichton
No image existsPhilip Kaufman
No image existsMichael Backes
Sean ConnerySean Connery
Wesley SnipesWesley Snipes
No image existsTia Carrere
Harvey KeitelHarvey Keitel
No image existsKevin Anderson
No image existsStan Egi
No image existsCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
No image existsRay Wise
No image existsTatjana Patitz

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Rising Sun Movie Review by Jarrod (5/20/2010)

‘Rising Sun' is a smart and sophisticated thriller, based on a novel by Michael Crichton. Set in a Los Angeles that seems to be slowly taken over by the Japanese, the story examines the pervasive fear and uncertainty some Americans have over the accelerated pace of Japanese industrial development, and expansion, in...

(complete Rising Sun review by Jarrod)

Rising Sun Movie Review by Movie Addict (4/21/2007)

It is hard to pass up a Sean Connery movie, especially one with Wesley Snipes. You can just see Lt. Smith (Snipes) learning from Captain Conner (Connery) and taking those lessons to Washington in Murder at 1600.

Connery was exceptional in this thriller with multiple twists and turns, and Snipes did a great job as his...

(complete Rising Sun review by Movie Addict)

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