The film begins following the British victory of the first Opium War and the seizure of Hong Kong. Although the island is largely uninhabited and the terrain unfriendly, it has a large port that both the British government and various trading companies believe will be useful for the import of merchandise to be traded on mainland China, a highly lucrative market.
- Stars:Bryan Brown, Joan Chen, John Stanton, Tim Guinee, Bill Leadbitter, Russell Wong, Katy Behean, Kyra Sedgwick, Janine Turner, Norman Rodway, John Bennett, Derrick Branche, Vic Armstrong, Dickey Beer, Phil Chatterton Tongplaw,
- Director:Daryl Duke,
- Writer:John Briley (screenplay), James Clavell (novel), Stanley Mann (screenplay)
Tai-Pan is Chinese for "supreme leader". This is the man with real power to his hands. And such a Tai-Pan is Dirk Struan who is obsessed by his plan to make Hong Kong the "jewel in the ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(fr) wrote: Really enjoyed the film... Was quite entertaining...
(de) wrote: Despite its formulaic plot and its lack of interest at the firsts 25 minutes, One Chance counts with delightful performances that with the help of the beauty footage will please the most part of the spectators, or mostly opera fans.
(es) wrote: Similar to 90s movies.
(ru) wrote: A couple of friends go on a road trip, get lost then find the hot springs they were looking for, hang out then go home. Sound boring? It was.
(ru) wrote: I really loved this movie, it's just an amazing movie and one of my favourite animation movies. The story of the movie is great
(ag) wrote: Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates give one of the best performances of their careers.
(ag) wrote: A real round the world band of brothers story. You can tell it was several stories bound together but Ford made a beautiful movie as ever. The one let down was Wayne playing little more than a fool.
(it) wrote: Apparently Charles Laughton requested that Duck Soup director Leo McCarey be hired to guide him in his first comedy - and the result probably does have more in common with McCarey's droll screwball features (such as The Awful Truth, if not exactly the Marx Brothers) than with what we expect from Laughton. Indeed, his usual curmudgeonly persona is nowhere to be seen. Instead, he plays a demure valet (Marmaduke Ruggles) who finds himself surrendered in a high-stakes poker game (by his Lordship the Earl) to a turn-of-the-century nouveau riche family in the American West (Red Gap, Washington State). Well, only the wife (and her in-laws) are given to putting on airs; the husband (played by Charlie Ruggles) is a regular western yahoo (dressed in checkered suits) - but with a good heart. Expect sentimentality more than wit (and much less slapstick than that) and a gently amusing time.
(au) wrote: Splendid cinematography and great music to give you the 80s feeling necessary, characters to fall in love with but a bit of a shallow look on an ideological level.
(ca) wrote: Meh. An interesting flick if you're into skiing. Robert Redford wasn't that likeable, but that was what the character was. Made me want to ski.
(es) wrote: Philip D'Antoni directs "The Seven-Ups," about a plainsclothes police unit that uses unorthodox methods to convict criminals who usually see imprisonment of more than seven years. D'Antoni was responsible for producing "Bullitt" and "The French Connection" and this time he directs. D'Antoni does an amazing job behind the camera and the film often times look like "The French Connection" in its gritty portrayal of New York City and police work.Roy Schieder plays Buddy Manucci, who looks so rough that he could be mistaken for a cop and not a movie star. He commands the role with the smarts and instincts his character needs. He is calm when he needs to be and tough when he needs to be.The story revolves around kidnappings of mob bosses for ransom by two men possing as policemen. When the Seven-Ups come across a mob meeting to discuss what's happening, they lose one of their own men.Just like in D'Antoni's previous films, there is a car chase that is just as exciting as the last two films. A great police drama that is full of twists and turns and quite a clever story.