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Story

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

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Sean ConneryCapt. John Connor
Wesley SnipesLt. Webster Smith
Harvey KeitelLt. Tom Graham
Cary-Hiroyuki TagawaEddie Sakamura
Kevin AndersonBob Richmond
MakoYoshida-San
Ray WiseSenator John Morton
Stan EgiIshihara
Stan ShawPhillips
Tia CarrereJingo Asakuma
Steve BuscemiWilly 'the Weasel' Wilhelm
Tatjana PatitzCheryl Lynn Austin
Sam LloydRick
Alexandra PowersJulia
Daniel von BargenChief Olson

  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: Philip Kaufman
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 129 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 30, 1993
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 21, 2002
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