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Rising Sun

The movie Rising Sun was based on the book Rising Sun.

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Movie details for Rising Sun

The movie was released in 1993 and directed by Philip Kaufman, who also directed The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988). Rising Sun was produced by 20th Century Fox. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kevin Anderson, Mako, Ray Wise, Stan Egi, Stan Shaw, Tia Carrere, Steve Buscemi, Tatjana Patitz, Peter Crombie, Sam Lloyd, Alexandra Powers, Daniel von Bargen, Lauren Robinson, Amy Hill, Tom Dahlgren and Clyde Kusatsu.

 

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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 ult... Read More
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 obstruction from the Japanese, as well as a high-tech cover-up, while having to deal with anti-Japanese sentiments from people on his own team. Intriguing if overlong. --Marshall Fine

Book details for Rising Sun

Rising Sun was written by Michael Crichton. The book was published in 1992 by Ballantine Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Michael Crichton also wrote Congo (1980), Sphere (1987), Eaters of the Dead (1988), Jurassic Park (1990), Disclosure (1993), Lost World (1995) and Timeline (1999).

 

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During the grand opening celebration of the new American headquarters of an immense Japanese conglomerate, the dead body of a beautiful woman is found. The investigation begins, and immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industria... Read More
During the grand opening celebration of the new American headquarters of an immense Japanese conglomerate, the dead body of a beautiful woman is found. The investigation begins, and immediately becomes a headlong chase through a twisting maze of industrial intrigue and a violent business battle that takes no prisoners.