Rising Sun

Synopsis: At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there Web thinks that everything is obvious but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Philip Kaufman
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
129 min

the economy revived, and it seems to me...

(Morton) This discussion is degenerating

into just the kind of argument we don't need.

This is already a very tense situation.

In a few days there will be a vote in Congress

and we will decide whether

the MicroCon sale goes through.

- (laughs)

- It's a complex issue, one that concerns...

I don't get you, Eddie.

So what?

Ladies, one thing, remember that the custom

here is bow when you're bowed to.

Wow. They really rolled out the red carpet.

- They know how to do it, don't they?

- They sure do.

- What floor are we going to?

- 45th.

- After you, Greg.

- Thank you.

(greeting in Japanese)

(man) Bow when you're bowed to.

- (man #2) Look at this. Everybody's here.

- (man) This is amazing.

- There's Barry Hirsch, the mayor.

- I see him.

- I can't believe it. We're in the fast lane now.

- Oh, we sure are.

- Look, here's Yoshida-san and the boys.

- Get ready to bow.


- Taiko drums.

- Huh?

Taiko drums. Long ago they were used

to drive away evil spirits.

Come here.

(woman) No, here.

(drumming continues)

(woman) Yes.



Yes. More.

Oh, yes! Oh, yes!

(phone rings)

- Yo, what's up?

- Web. Tom Graham.

You're on the chart tonight,

Special Services liaison.

Yeah, yeah.

Better get over here.

The new Nakamoto building. 1 1 00 Figueroa.

- I can't believe they're pulling this shit.

- What stuff?

They are demanding to see

the fuckin' Special Services liaison.

They're saying the police can't proceed

until you get here.

(man) And what time was that phone call

from Lieutenant Graham?

- What time?

- Yes. What time was it?

00pm. February 9th.

Four nights ago?

- Was that a yes, Lieutenant Smith?

- Yeah. It's a yeah.

Lieutenant Smith,

we appreciate your cooperation.

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Philip Kaufman

Philip Kaufman (born October 23, 1936) is an American film director and screenwriter who has directed fifteen films over a career spanning more than five decades. He has been described as a "maverick" and an "iconoclast," notable for his versatility and independence. He is considered an "auteur", whose films have always expressed his personal vision.His choice of topics has been eclectic and sometimes controversial, having adapted novels with diverse themes and stories. Kaufman's works have included genres such as realism, horror, fantasy, erotica, Westerns, underworld crime, and inner city gangs. Examples are Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988), Michael Crichton's Rising Sun (1993), a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), and the erotic writings of Anaïs Nin's Henry & June. His film The Wanderers (1979) has achieved cult status. But his greatest success was Tom Wolfe's true-life The Right Stuff, which received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. According to film historian Annette Insdorf, "no other living American director has so consistently and successfully made movies for adults, tackling sensuality, artistic creation, and manipulation by authorities." Other critics note that Kaufman's films are "strong on mood and atmosphere," with powerful cinematography and a "lyrical, poetic style" to portray different historic periods. His later films have a somewhat European style, but the stories always "stress individualism and integrity, and are clearly American." more…

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