Rising Sun (1993)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama

Rising Sun (1993) Poster

When an escort girl is found dead in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, detectives Web Smith and John Connor act as liaison between the company's executives and the investigating cop Tom Graham.

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.




  • Kevin Anderson in Rising Sun (1993)
  • Wesley Snipes and Philip Kaufman in Rising Sun (1993)
  • Sean Connery and Philip Kaufman in Rising Sun (1993)
  • Wesley Snipes in Rising Sun (1993)
  • Sean Connery in Rising Sun (1993)
  • Sean Connery in Rising Sun (1993)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

26 January 2012 | manjodude
| The Cool Connery and the Sharp Snipes!
Very nice murder thriller, and arguably one of Wesley Snipes' best roles in his career. And of course, he didn't want to miss being paired with the man himself, Sean Connery!

Tight direction, entertaining dialogues(especially Connery's yap on Japanese traditions are hilarious), the suspense and also intense performances from Connery & Snipes make this movie a winner. I wouldn't really regard Rising Sun as an action thriller because the action factor is low. But the movie amply compensates with tense moments.

The only places where I feel our attention span drops are those kinda tediously long camera footages shown of the murder and all that explanation by the hot Tia Carrere on how the video was edited blah, blah!

Verdict: Still, a highly engaging thriller. Racy & entertaining!

Metacritic Reviews

Critic Reviews

More Like This

  • Just Cause

    Just Cause

  • Medicine Man

    Medicine Man

  • Passenger 57

    Passenger 57

  • Murder at 1600

    Murder at 1600

  • The Presidio

    The Presidio

  • Entrapment


  • The Art of War

    The Art of War

  • Drop Zone

    Drop Zone

  • Money Train

    Money Train

  • First Knight

    First Knight

  • The Russia House

    The Russia House

  • Boiling Point

    Boiling Point

Did You Know?


In the book, the Japanese used high definition cameras with videotape. In the movie, this was changed to recordable LaserDiscs.


Julia: You better watch out cos Eddie, he's the real jealous type. They don't call him Crazy Eddie for nothing.


Senator Morton receives a color fax on a machine far too simple a model to accept one.

Crazy Credits

There is a credit in Rising Sun thanking "The MIT Leg Lab" and "Marc Raibert and his Running Team." This refers to a short scene where the two detectives go out to a fancy-looking research lab (really a water treatment plant; also used as the set for Starfleet Academy on the TV series "Star Trek - The Next Generation). In the background of some of the shots there are two legged robots: one hopping in a circle in a tea-house; the other bouncing up a garden path. These robots are actually academic research projects from the MIT AI Lab's Legged Locomotion Lab. They really do hop about and maintain their balance. Power comes from off-board hydraulic pumps (hence the guy in the background (me!) pulling hoses for the robot), and body attitude is sensed with gyroscopes. A human with a joystick tells the robot what direction to go, and the control algorithms (which are the real subject of Leg Lab research) maintain speed, direction, and balance. However, the robots aren't designed for special effects. They're always being modified, and they tend to break down frequently. This made shooting in the hot july sun of the San Fernando Valley a real nightmare, with transputers crashing in the heat, stuck gyros, and hydraulic leaks. Three grad students and a professor worked steadily for about a month before Hollywood, and then five days on the set and on location to get the robots in about 15 seconds of film. The credits are: Marc Raibert (our prof), and Charles Francois, Rob Playter and Lee Campbell (me) who are students. We three students appear in the film in white lab coats acting like Robot Scientists!!


Written by
Fred Schneider (as Frederick Schneider), Kate Pierson (as Catherine Pierson),
Keith Strickland and Cindy Wilson
Performed by The B-52's
Courtesy of Reprise Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products


Plot Summary


Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Why Ralph Macchio Finally Agreed to 'Karate Kid' Reboot

The star of "Cobra Kai" shares why he joined this reboot of The Karate Kid, and how they maintain the essence of Mr. Miyagi and the original film 35 years after its debut.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what movies and TV series IMDb editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com