Tai-Pan (1986)

Tai-Pan
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 7mins.
Genres Adventure, Action, Historical
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bryan Brown Actor Tai-Pan 1 1000001
John Stanton Actor Brock 1 1000002
Joan Chen Actor May-May 1 1000003
Tim Guinee Actor Culum 1 1000004
Bill Leadbitter Actor Gorth 1 1000005
Russell Wong Actor Gordon 1 1000006
Katy Behean Actor Mary 1 1000007
Kira Sedgwick Actor Tess 1 1000008
Janine Turner Actor Shevaun 1 1000009
Norman Rodway Actor Quance 1 1000010
John Bennett Actor Orlov 1 1000011
Derrick Branche Actor Vargas 1 1000012
Patrick Ryecart Actor Captain Glessing 1 1000014
Nicholas Gecks Actor Horatio 1 1000015
Carol Gillies Actor Mrs Brock 1 1000016
Michael Gwynne Actor Cooper 1 1000017
Bert Remsen Actor Tillman 1 1000018
Barbara Keogh Actor Mrs Quance 1 1000019
Lisa Lu Actor Ah Gip 1 1000020
Rosemarie Dunham Actor Mrs Fothergill 1 1000021
Robert Easton Actor Zergeyev 1 1000022
Rob Spendlove Actor Nagrek 1 1000024
Richard Foo Actor Lin Din 1 1000029
Job Stewart Actor Doctor Gonzales 1 1000031
Jovita Adrineda Actor Servant Girl 1 1000032
Patty Toy Actor Poxed Whore 1 1000033
Joycelyne Lew Actor Beaten Whore 1 1000034
Denise Kellogg Actor Nude Model 1 1000035
Charles Woods Actor 1sr British Merchant 1 1000036
Pat Gorman Actor 2nd British Merchant 1 1000037
Bob Appleby Actor 3rd British Merchant 1 1000038
Ian Sheridan Actor 4th British Merchant 1 1000039
Mac Wheater Actor 5th British Merchant 1 1000040
Leslie Peterkin Actor Piper 1 1000041
Vic Armstrong Actor Drunken Sailor 1 1000042
Dickey Beer Actor Brock's Crew Member 1 1000043
Billy Horrigan Actor Brock's Crew Member 1 1000044
Bronco McLoughlin Actor Brock's Crew Member 1 1000045
Daryl Duke Director n/a 2 2000001
Raffaella De Laurentiis Producer n/a 3 3000001
Dino de Laurentiis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Jose Rodero Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
John Briley Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Stanley Mann Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
James Clavell Source Material (from novel) ("Tai-Pan") 120793 4000003
Jose Rodero Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Juan Prosper Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000002
Anselmo Parrinello Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000003
Mayling Wang Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000004
Bert Batt Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000005
Jose Rodero Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Anne Warner Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000007
Golda Offenheim Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000008
Jack Cardiff Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jack Cardiff Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Gerhard Hentschel Camera camera maintenance 120798 6000003
Les Devis Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000004
George Whitear Photography stills 120835 6000005
Chris Pinnock Focus Puller n/a 332 6000006
Anthony Gibbs Editor n/a 172 7000001
Donah Bassett Negative Cutting negative cutter 120852 7000002
Bob Nolan Negative Cutting negative cutter 120852 7000003
Derek Brechin Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Maurice Jarre Music n/a 120781 8000001
Peter Kramper Music music engineer 120781 8000002
Maurice Jarre Music Conductor n/a 120818 8000003
Jim Harrison Music Editor n/a 214 8000004
Nyle Steiner Performer (synthesizer) 120819 8000007
Tony Masters Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Alberto Tosto Set Decorator set decorator assistant 165 9000002
Benjamin Fernandez Art Director art direction supervisor 183 9000003
Pier-Luigi Basile Art Director art direction supervisor 183 9000004
Giorgio Desideri Set Dresser n/a 197 9000005
Kevin Phipps Assistant Art Director art direction assistant 315 9000006
Miguel Chang Assistant Art Director art direction assistant 315 9000007
Maria Barbasso Assistant Art Director art direction assistant 315 9000008
Rose Shaw Casting n/a 179 10000001
Joe D'Agosta Casting (Los Angeles) 179 10000002
Mary Goldberg Casting (New York) 179 10000003
Poping Auyeung Casting (Far East) 179 10000004
Fred Caruso Executive in Charge of Production n/a 118217 11000001
Charles Jennings Executive in Charge of Production (China) 118217 11000002
John Bloomfield Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Edward Percival Costumes (women) 120828 13000002
Mirella DeRossi Hairdresser n/a 121014 13000003
Giancarlo Marin Hairdresser n/a 121014 13000004
Adriana Sforza Hairdresser n/a 121014 13000005
Giannetto DeRossi Makeup n/a 353 13000006
Fabrizio Sforza Makeup n/a 353 13000007
Franco Giannini Makeup n/a 353 13000008
Antonio Maltempo Makeup n/a 353 13000009
Pietro Tenoglio Makeup n/a 353 13000010
Martin Porras Wardrobe wardrobe master 120823 13000011
Julia Mansford Wardrobe wardrobe mistress 120823 13000012
Martin Solaz Wardrobe Assistant n/a 120809 13000013
Avram Gold ADR Editor n/a 220 14000001
Donald Mitchell Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000002
Rick Kline Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000003
Kevin O'Connell Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000004
Les Wiggins Sound Editor n/a 229 14000005
Jeremy Gibbs Sound Editor sound editor assistant 229 14000006
Nelson Stoll Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000007
John Haptas Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000008
Sergio Serantoni Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Alberto Grassi Generator Operator n/a 363 15000002
Leonida LaMoratta Generator Operator n/a 363 15000003
Alvaro Romagnoli Gaffer n/a 268 15000004
Orazio Sinacore Best Boy bestboy 120885 15000005
Debbie Van Hock Accountant (Los Angeles) 120802 16000001
Vic Armstrong Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Dickey Beer Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Bronco McLoughlin Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Billy Horrigan Stunts n/a 240 19000004
Fernando Valento Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000001
Kit West Visual Effects Supervisor special visual effects supervisor 249 23000001
Emilio Del Rio Visual Effects foreground models 419 23000002
John Baker Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000003
Dino Galliano Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000004
Trevor Wood Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000005
Ron Hone Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000006
Kenneth Gittens Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000007
Augusto Salvati Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000008
Billy Ng Special Effects special effects technician 168 23000009
Ron Downing Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Peter Grant Property Master n/a 120805 24000002
Stephen Wheeler Props n/a 120817 24000003
Peter Dunlop Props Buyer n/a 120926 24000004
Christopher Palmer Assistant (to Maurice Jarre) 120820 25000001
Nicholas Raine Assistant (to Maurice Jarre) 120820 25000002
Hester Hargett-Aupetit Assistant executive assistant(to producers) 120820 25000003
Anne-Marie Favelle Assistant executive assistant(to Daryl Duke) 120820 25000004
Sherrye Gibbs Production Assistant n/a 275 25000005
Eduardo De La Grana Production Assistant n/a 275 25000006
David Coobs Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Erick Feitshans Production Assistant n/a 275 25000008
Alan Yearwood Production Assistant (Los Angeles) 275 25000009
John Gruetzner Production Assistant (China) 275 25000010
Bill Messing Production Assistant (China) 275 25000011
Tim Payne Production Assistant (China) 275 25000012
Deborah Wong Production Assistant (China) 275 25000013
Jose Achiam Production Assistant (China) 275 25000014
Michael Menzies Production Associate production controller 120822 25000015
Charles Wang Production Associate (Hong Kong) 120822 25000016
Erick Feitshans Transportation n/a 120992 25000017
David Tondeur Other clapper loader 120795 26000001
Gerd Huber Other floor coordinator 120795 26000002
Chaplin Chang Other floor coordinator 120795 26000003
Paul Fonoroff Other floor coordinator 120795 26000004
O Tang Other floor coordinator 120795 26000005
Debbie Van Hock Other location contact 120795 26000006
Elaine Oldman Other location contact(London) 120795 26000007
Beverly Wiggan Other location contact(London) 120795 26000008
Wayne Morna Other marine coordinator 120795 26000009
Giles Masters Other draftsman 120795 26000010
E.C. Chen Other draftsman 120795 26000011
Luciano Matas Other draftsman 120795 26000012
Dominic Masters Other draftsman 120795 26000013
Michael Jones Other milliner 120795 26000014
Roz Ward Other cutter 120795 26000015
Mary Lang Other dyer 120795 26000016
Anne Strick Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Synopsis
In 1842, the Chinese are outraged by the British imperialists who buy opium from them and then sell it back at a higher price. In response to this anger, the British send warships to the China Coast to maintain control. This results in a treaty which gives England the right to use Hong Kong as a free-port, and necessitates finding a Tai-Pan, who will be the British ruler of merchant trade in Hong Kong. Buccaneer Dirk Struan and dishonest Tyler Brock vie for the position. After Brock forces Struan into backruptcy, a prostitute named May-May helps Struan raise the money he needs to succeed and he takes the post. Many years later, Brock's bitterness surfaces and the two men fight it out with swords.
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