Director: Joseph Sargent
Runtime: 96 minutes
Made in the hey-day of the big-budget American TV movie and directed by veteran Joseph Sargent (best known for The Taking of Pelham One Two Three), this glossy riff on the archetypal film noir tale of passion and murder draws us into the world of amoral, post-colonial high-finance expatriates. Barbara Hershey plays the daughter of a manipulative businessman (British theatre acting legend, Nicol Williamson), and wife of another millionaire, who’s targeted for seduction by a newcomer, TV hunk Bruce Boxleitner. But who is really playing who? This is the theatrical premiere for the production, shot entirely in Singapore, which was unusual at that time. Locations like Raffles Hotel, the Padang and Chinatown were ruthlessly mined for their tradition-meets-modernity exoticism.
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