#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner 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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A solid, enjoyable film whose pace covers it despite plot holes the heavy cast also make it worth seeing
During a high level executive meeting between a Japanese corporation and an US weapons contractor a young woman is found murdered. Due to his connections Captain John Connor is sent to lead the investigation with Lt Web Smith. The investigation is immediately hindered by the Japanese culture, the shadowy business figures and political pressures, however before long Connor and Smith are presented with a cctv disk that shows the murder being carried out by a known suspect. When the suspect dies in a chase the investigation seems over but a closer investigation of the evidence shows that the case is far from closed.
Not being a real big fan of Michael Crichton, I wasn’t sure how I’d like this film I’m not a big traveler and don’t buy my books in the airport when I do travel! It was apt then, that I wasn’t overly taken by the plot here and felt that its pace was more responsible for it being an enjoyable thriller than any great skill in the writing. In its essence the glossy story takes in technology, big business, Japanese cool and political goings-on all these and other things combining to mean that it moves well and is consistently busy. This is not to suggest that it all fits together because it doesn’t; the plot has holes and lose strands within it that distract if you think too much about it happily its pace and revelations did not give me too long to linger over these and I managed to enjoy it, the problems being forgotten in all the gloss.
On top of this gloss is piled a cast that is worth seeing no matter what they are doing together, and their presence and ability further cover for a plot that doesn’t always serve its many characters as well as they deserve. Connery has fun in the sort of role he seems to greatly favour now distinguished, wise men of age who can still dish it out if need be. He is easy to watch and only at times does he feel like he’s forcing it (like when he suddenly shouts). Snipes does not look as confident but that may be because his ‘look’ has dated here and changed since 1993. However he is still good and has his moments despite being given a rather secondary role to Connery’s. It the support cast that surprised me though so many well known faces in supporting or minor roles. Keitel is very good, playing an interesting character that goes nowhere but is still interesting and well delivered; Tagawa is gifted a fuller role than he often gets and does well with it. Wise is OK but he forces it and didn’t convince me as much as I would have liked still did the job asked of him though. People like Mako, Carrere, von Bargen and Buscemi all add depth and make the film feel fuller than it is even with some small (and perhaps unnecessary?) characters.
Overall this is a slick and enjoyable film even if it is as much style and pace as it is substance. The plot doesn’t totally fit together but its mix of techno-conspiracy, political plotting, sex and intrigue all keep it moving along enjoyably enough and the impressive and rather charismatic cast only help to make it feel all the slicker. Worth a watch even if some may find it a little inconsequential in regards some bits of plotting.
Death Of A Gasper
Based on Michael Crichton’s novel of the same name, “Rising Sun” is an absorbing murder mystery that’s spiced-up by some high-tech wizardry, culture clashes and the friction that develops between a couple of mismatched cops. The action takes place at the U.S. headquarters of the Japanese Nakamoto Corporation in L.A. where, what first appears to be a straightforward investigation into the death of a young woman, becomes complicated by the discovery of a conspiracy, a cover-up and a political dimension to some negotiations that the corporation is involved in with an American company called MicroCon. The presence of a number of possible suspects, a desire to protect the reputation of the Japanese business and a need to navigate some important cultural differences, then make the whole investigation rather challenging.
After the dead body of blonde prostitute Cheryl Austin (Tatjana Patitz) is discovered lying on a boardroom table in the Nakamoto offices during a party hosted by the corporation, LAPD investigating officer Lieutenant Tom Graham (Harvey Keitel) arrives on the scene and deduces that she was a “gasper” whose enjoyment of asphyxiation during sex had contributed to her death. Forensic evidence and film of the incident during which she died (which was captured on laser disk), then support the view that the killer was her current Japanese boyfriend Eddie Sakamura (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa). Graham isn’t able to wrap the case up immediately and so Special Services liaison officers Lieutenant Web Smith (Wesley Snipes) and Captain John Connor (Sean Connery) who have more expertise in communicating with Japanese businessmen, are brought in to assist.
Smith is a streetwise detective who resents having to team up with his semi-retired partner and Connor is an expert on all things Japanese who soon recognises that the circumstances surrounding the death of Cheryl Austin are not as simple as Lieutenant Graham had originally assumed. Through his experience of living in “the land of the rising sun”, Connor had learned a great deal about Japanese culture and customs and uses this knowledge to good effect to interact smoothly with the people from the Nakamoto Corporation and to advance the police investigation far quicker than would otherwise have been possible.
It soon emerges that the laser disk recording of the murder had been doctored and so further work then becomes necessary to access the original recording and to investigate whether there was any special significance to evidence of Austin’s involvement with Senator John Morton (Ray Wise) who, for reasons of national security, had strongly opposed the negotiations that Nakamoto were conducting with MicroCon.
A complicated plot, the complexities of its characters and the difficulties created by cultural differences, all add interest to what otherwise would have been a simple whodunit. “Rising Sun” is well-paced, visually strong and features some good performances, most notably from Snipes and Connery who work brilliantly together to make their difficult relationship a pleasure to watch.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min), 2 hr 9 min (129 min) (USA)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Philip Kaufman
Writer Michael Crichton (novel), Philip Kaufman (screenplay), Michael Crichton (screenplay), Michael Backes (screenplay)
Actors Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination.
Production Company Twentieth Century Fox, Walrus & Associates
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm