Tai-Pan | 1986

Adventure, Action
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 ...more

Cast

... Tai-Pan

Actor

... Brock

Actor

... May-May

Actor

... Culum

Actor

... Gorth

Actor

... Gordon

Actor

... Mary

Actor

... Tess

Actor

... Shevaun

Actor

... Quance

Actor

... Orlov

Actor

... Vargas

Actor

Company

Bavaria Music Studios, Munich

Production Company

China Foundation of Beijing

Production Company

Production Company

James Brock and Associates

Production Company

Joe Dunton & Company International, Inc.

Production Company

Spring Greene Marketing Associates Inc

Production Company

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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