Tai-Pan (1986)

Daryl Duke directed this epic adventure, based on James Clavell's best-selling novel, concerning the battle for control of the China trade in early 19th-century Hong Kong. The film takes place in 1842 on the China Coast, where the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 7, 1986
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Walter Goodman
New York Times

The director, Daryl Duke, shows an infallible talent for accentuating the obvious.

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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

Based on the bestselling novel by James Clavell, "Tai-Pan" is a TV mini-series made into a minier movie

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Although the film as the first American feature to be shot in the People's Republic of China, there is little visual evidence for this accomplishment.

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