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High Road to China (1983)

During WW1, an alcoholic American biplane pilot is hired by the spoiled daughter of an industrialist to find her father who disappeared in Asia.

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Cast

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Bradley Tozer
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Alessa
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Charlie
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Lina (as Lynda Marchal)
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Ahmed
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Ginger
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Franjten Khan
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Satvinda (as Dino Shaffer)
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Storyline

A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Tom Selleck takes you on a high adventure! See more »


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Release Date:

18 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Höllenjagd bis ans Ende der Welt  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,156,049 (USA) (20 March 1983)

Gross:

$28,400,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The picture was frequently perceived by the film-going public as being a knock-off of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) when in fact the film had been in development since the late 1970s. See more »

Goofs

When Eve Tozer tells Charlie Shane that she couldn't live without money after he told her that her father should be declared dead, she smokes a cigarette. In the next cut the cigarette is gone. See more »

Quotes

Zura: The oxen are slow, but the earth is patient.
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Connections

Featured in Never Tell Me Never (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier
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Music by Al Piantadosi
Lyric by Al Bryan
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I love this movie. It is one of my favorites!
3 March 2001 | by (Tucson, Arizona) – See all my reviews

While true that this movie isn't Academy Award material, it is very enjoyable and touchingly romantic. The scenery is breathtaking at times and the film flows well. It starts in a party atmosphere and becomes a romantic adventure story. It is a good cross between a "Chick Flick" and an adventure story. I have flown open cockpit biplanes and perhaps that makes the film even more enduring for me.

There is plenty of flying and small war skirmishes are smattered in with the search for a rich brat's father. She (Bess Armstrong as Eve Tozer) must find the father and get him to a British court before the deadline or she will lose all of her money. If the partner, Bentik, can have Bradley Tozer (Wilford Brimley) declared as dead in a British court then he gets the whole company; thus relieving Eve Tozer of the heaps of her fathers money. And it is about money that this girl lives for, or so it seems. She enlists the help of a derelict and decrepit old WW1 ace, Tom Selleck, who has the only two available airplanes to get her to her father in time. Assassins are employed by Bradley Tozers partner to keep him from being found adding more tension to the already danger filled trail.

While the romance angle is as predictable as it is in just about any film, the story does flow well and the scenery also helps to keep ones interest. Rent this one and settle down for some fun. I would rate this film as three out of four stars.


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