Rising Sun (1993)

Rising Sun
Category: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director: Philip Kaufman
Cast: Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kevin Anderson, Mako (I), Ray Wise, Stan Egi, Stan Shaw, Tia Carrere, Steve Buscemi, Tatjana Patitz, Peter Crombie, Sam Lloyd, Alexandra Powers

plot summary

At a celebration over the completed joint venture between a Japanese company and a US defence contractor a young woman is found strangled. A retired foreign liaison with expertise on Japanese culture is called in to help the current liaison overcome resistance from the Japanese, who are actively trying to mislead the investigation. As the liaisons get closer to the truth, political pressure is applied to get them off the case, and they must race against time to resolve it.

cast list

Sean Connery John Connor
Wesley Snipes Web Smith
Harvey Keitel Tom Graham
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Eddie Sakamura
Kevin Anderson Bob Richmond
Mako (I) Yoshida-san
Ray Wise Senator John Morton
Stan Egi Ishihara
Stan Shaw Phillips
Tia Carrere Jingo Asakuma
Steve Buscemi Willy ‘the Weasel’ Wilhelm
Tatjana Patitz Cheryl Lynn Austin
Peter Crombie Greg
Sam Lloyd Rick
Alexandra Powers Julia