RISING SUN (Theatrical Release USA 1993)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.7|5.0 Starsìì

Rising Sun
definitely holds attention with its excellent execution and its utilization of Wesley Snipes and Sir Sean Connery’s acting skills. Rising Sun, raunchy at times, is not a teen movie by any means. While rated ‘R’, the movie’s content, which shows how a Japanese company manipulates business partners through sexual favors, murder, and high intrigue, seems to lean toward an adult ‘X’ rating. In the end, however, good triumphs over bad and everyone lives happily ever after. Director Philip Kaufman delivers a quite graphic interpretation of the script.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


When an escort is murdered, Captain John Connor (Sean Connery) and Lieutenant Webster Smith (Wesley Snipes) investigate.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Philip Kaufman for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Sean Connery for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lieutenant Tom Graham (Harvey Keitel), Eddie Sakamura (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), Bob Richmond (Kevin Anderson), Yoshida-san (Mako), Senator John Morton (Ray Wise), Ishihara (Stan Egi), and Phillips (Stan Shaw).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s an adult film.

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