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


( "Tsunami" by the San Francisco Taiko Dojo)

(man) Give me land, lots of land

Under starry skies above

Don't fence me in

Let me ride through

the wide open country that I love

Don't fence me in

Let me be by myself in the evening breeze

Listen to the murmur of

the cottonwood trees

Send me off forever but I ask you please

Don't fence me in

Just turn me loose,

let me straddle my old saddle

Underneath the western skies

On my cayuse, let me wander over yonder

Till I see the mountains rise

I want to ride to the ridge

where the west commences

Gaze at the moon till I lose my senses

Can't look at hovels and I can't stand fences

Don't fence me in

Just turn me loose,

let me straddle my old saddle

Underneath the western skies




Come back here. Hey!


- I hate that when you do that.

- I was bored to death.

- Well, I was having fun.

- Well, good for you.

- Get in.

- No, I'm grabbing a cab.

- Get in!

- Stop it.

Leave me alone, Eddie.

Don't ever try that again...

or else.

Or else what?

(speaks Japanese)

(man speaks Japanese)

(man continues)

Mr Yoshida says, "We regret we can go

no further. This is our final proposal."

"Your company will benefit greatly

from this new relationship."

"Now you must decide the fate of MicroCon."

- (man) We should close at this price.

- (man #2) We could wait till Congress votes.

We can't pull back just now.

Deal's too far gone.

"We can't pull back just now.

Deal's too far gone."

"They'll suspect if we start to stall."

"Listen, I'm the last guy

who wants to screw this up."

"Deal's too good,

but we have to have some strategy."

They're going to stall.

Hey, guys.

- How's it going?

- Good.

- Yeah?

- Hm.

Look, if there's anything

you don't understand...

Oh, no. We're fine here.

Great, great. That's good to hear.

You're gonna be part of a great team.

(whispers) Once these guys draw a line

in the sand, that's pretty much it.

You want that R&D money, don't you?

The Nakamoto Group can do a lot for you.

- Yeah, all right.

- Great.

(whispers) That guy is an a**hole.

"That guy is an a**hole."

The deal puts vital elements of our advanced

military weaponry under Japanese control.

- Senator Morton, that's a scare tactic.

- During the Gulf War, they,

the Japanese, suggested

that they could deny us that weaponry.

You're oversimplifying a complex issue,

aren't you, Senator?

- I don't believe I am.

- What he's trying to say is:

"Isn't this America looking for a new enemy

now the Cold War is over

to replace the Russians?"

- Talk about simplifying.

- You're the one doing the simplifying...

(all talk at once on TV)

Hold on. Let the senator...

Eleanor, let the senator in, please.

- (Morton) I came to Los Angeles...

- (man) Before we hear why,

I couldn't detect from that moving sermon

exactly how you're going to vote.

- They warned me about you.

- (laughter)

- They should.

- Yes, they should.

- (man) How are you going to vote?

- I'm voting against the sale of MicroCon.

(man) Thank you for saying that flat out.

Let me ask you guys on this side.

You make it sound as if Japan's prosperity

is bad for America. Is that what you're saying?

(man #2) The real issue is that this technology

is bought and paid for by American taxpayers.

(man #3) The language you're using,

it sounds like you're going to fever pitch

over trade policies that essentially

are not that dangerous to us.

I mean, if we're really selling

a vital industry to them

and we need that industry,

couldn't we just nationalise the industry?

(Eleanor) The American taxpayers also want

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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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