Rising Sun

Rising Sun (1993)

A collision of East and West. A conspiracy of seduction and murder. A battle between tradition and power. Business is war.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1993-07-30
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 721 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 5min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Walrus & Associates
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Philip Kaufman
star 6.2/10
From 721 Ratings


When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Connor and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Connor has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences make their progress difficult until a security disc showing the murder turns up. Close scrutiny proves the disc has been doctored, and the detectives realize they're dealing with a cover-up as well.

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  • Sean Connery

    as Capt. John Connor
  • Wesley Snipes

    as Lt. Webster Smith
  • Tia Carrere

    as Jingo Asakuma
  • Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

    as Eddie Sakamura
  • Harvey Keitel

    as Lt. Tom Graham
  • Mako

    as Yoshida-san
  • Stan Egi

    as Ishihara
  • Kevin Anderson

    as Bob Richmond
  • Clyde Kusatsu

    as Tanaka
  • Ray Wise

    as Senator John Morton
  • Lauren Robinson

    as Zelda "Zelly" Smith
  • Steve Buscemi

    as Willy Wilhelm
  • Tatjana Patitz

    as Cheryl Lynn Austin
  • Daniel von Bargen

    as Chief Olson / Interrogator
  • Stan Shaw

    as Phillips
  • Peter Crombie

    as Greg
  • Sam Lloyd

    as Rick
  • Alexandra Powers

    as Julia
  • Amy Hill

    as Hsieh
  • Michael Chapman

    as Fred Hoffman
  • Tony Ganios

    as Perry
  • Tylyn John

    as Redhead
  • Shelley Michelle

    as Blonde
  • Toshishiro Obata

    as Guard at Imperial Arms
  • Jeff Imada

    as Eddie Sakamura's Yakuza
  • Tamara Tunie

    as Lauren Smith
  • Tadashi Yamashita

    as Nakamoto Yakuza
  • Michael Leopard

    as Cop
  • Tom Dahlgren

    as Jim Donaldson
  • Joey Miyashima

    as Young Japanese Negotiator
  • Nelson Mashita

    as Young Japanese Negotiator
  • James Oliver Bullock

    as Jeff
  • Michael Kinsley

    as T. V. Panel Member
  • Eleanor Clift

    as T. V. Panel Member
  • Clarence Page

    as T. V. Panel Member
  • Pat Choate

    as T. V. Panel Member
  • Steve Clemons

    as Show Moderator
  • Dan Butler

    as Ken Shubik
  • Michele Ruiz

    as T. V. Interviewer
  • Patricia Ayame Thomson

    as Female Accident Reporter
  • J. Max Kirishima

    as Eddie Sakamura's Yakuza
  • Larry O. Williams Jr.

    as Younger Brother
  • Scot Anthony Robinson

    as First Brother
  • Keith Leon Williams

    as Another Brother
  • Carl A. McGee

    as Guy at Window
  • Quincy Adams Jr.

    as Mean Face
  • Cecil Brown

    as Big Guy
  • Meagen Fay

    as Hamaguri Receptionist
  • Max Grodénchik

    as Club Manager
  • Gunnar Peterson

    as Valet
  • Jessica Tuck

    as Senator Morton's Aide
  • Masa Watanabe

    as Japanese Elevator Guard
  • Minnie Summers Lindsey

    as Grandma Otis
  • Paul Fujimoto

    as Iwabuchi
  • Kenji

    as Tempura Chef
  • Tak Kubota

    as Nakamoto Yakuza
  • Fumio Demura

    as Nakamoto Yakuza
  • Dennis Ota

    as Nakamoto Yakuza
  • Raymond Kitamura

    as Nakamoto Yakuza
  • Rita Weibel

    as Girl at Eddie's Party
  • Susan Iida

    as Girl in Karaoke Western
  • Seiichi Tanaka

    as Taiko Drum Master
  • John Koyama

    as Yakuza (uncredited)
  • Leo Lee

    as Eddie Sakamura's Yakuza (uncredited)
  • Marina Borawick

    as Rick's Wife
  • Debbie David

    as Senator Morton's Aide
  • Anthony DeStefanis

    as Senator's Aide
  • John Koyama

    as Yakuza
  • Leo Lee

    as Eddie Sakamura's Yakuza
  • Dakin Matthews

    as Professor Sanders
Directing Philip Kaufman Director
Art Angelo P. Graham Art Direction
Editing Stephen A. Rotter Editor
Production Sean Connery Executive Producer
Writing Michael Crichton Novel
Writing Philip Kaufman Screenplay
Production Ian Bryce Line Producer
Production Peter Kaufman Producer
Sound Toru Takemitsu Original Music Composer
Writing Michael Crichton Screenplay
Camera Michael Chapman Director of Photography
Production Donna Isaacson Casting
Writing Michael Backes Screenplay
Editing William S. Scharf Editor
Art Dean Tavoularis Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline West Costume Design
Production Ian Bryce Unit Production Manager
Directing Matthew Carlisle First Assistant Director
Directing Frank Davis Second Assistant Director
Sound Alan Splet Sound Designer
Art Gary Fettis Set Decoration
Art James J. Murakami Assistant Art Director
Art Alex Tavoularis Assistant Art Director
Art Peter J. Kelly Set Designer
Art Robert C. Goldstein Set Designer
Crew Jeff Imada Stunt Coordinator
Directing Karen Golden Script Supervisor
Camera Michael Genne Camera Operator
Camera Jamie Barber First Assistant Camera
Camera John T. Connor Second Assistant Camera
Camera Nick Shuster Camera Loader
Art Douglas T. Madison Property Master
Sound David MacMillan Sound Mixer
Sound Steve Bowerman Boom Operator
Crew Kevin E. Patterson Cableman
Costume & Make-Up Giorgio Armani Wardrobe Designer
Costume & Make-Up Bruce R. Hogard Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Gina Wingate Key Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Alison Gail Bixby Key Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Alan Martin Key Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Ve Neill Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up John Blake Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Yolanda Toussieng Hair Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Kim Santantonio Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Sue Love Hairstylist
Editing Robert Grahamjones Assistant Editor
Editing Tara Timpone Assistant Editor
Sound John Verbeck Sound Effects Editor
Sound Ann Kroeber Sound Effects Editor
Sound Frank E. Eulner Sound Effects Editor
Lighting Jono Kouzouyan Chief Lighting Technician
Camera Sandy Williams Key Grip
Lighting R. Bruce Prochal Rigging Gaffer
Lighting Vincent Contarino Best Boy Electric
Lighting Frank Tobin Best Boy Electric
Lighting Larry J. Aube Key Rigging Grip
Camera Michael T. Travers Best Boy Grip
Camera Charles W. Wayt Dolly Grip
Art Greg Lynch Leadman
Art Don Kaeding Leadman
Visual Effects Larry L. Fuentes Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Alan Splet Music Editor
Sound Teresa Eckton Dialogue Editor
Sound Dianna Stirpe Dialogue Editor
Sound Ewa Sztompke Dialogue Editor
Sound Hugh Waddell ADR Supervisor
Sound Robert Shoup Foley Supervisor
Sound Dennie Thorpe Foley Artist
Sound Tom Johnson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Richard Beggs Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Marian Wallace Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Lucille OuYang Second Second Assistant Director
Production Vicki Dee Rock Production Accountant
Camera Sidney Ray Baldwin Still Photographer
Crew Peter Haas Unit Publicist
Crew Tommy Tancharoen Transportation Coordinator
Crew Lee Garibaldi Transportation Captain
Production James McCabe Location Manager
Production John Panzarella Location Manager
Art John J. Rutchland Jr. Construction Coordinator
Art Francis N. 'Lucky' Costello Standby Painter
Production Kimberly Jase Post Production Accountant
Crew Jamie Kehoe Craft Service
Editing Dennis McNeill Color Timer
Editing Gary Burritt Negative Cutter
Visual Effects Mark A.Z. Dippé Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Gail Currey Visual Effects Producer
Crew Ronnie Rondell Jr. Stunts
Crew Jack Gill Stunts
Crew Roy K. Ogata Stunts
Crew Denney Pierce Stunts
Crew Buddy Joe Hooker Stunts
Crew Janet Brady Stunts
Crew Eugene Collier Stunts
Crew Dick Warlock Stunts