Golden Gate (1994)

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Playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) wrote this ambitious epic that attempts to examine the communist witch hunts of the 1950s, racial prejudice, abuse of governmental powers, guilt, and suicide. The film begins in 1952 as an eager young FBI recruit, Kevin Walker (Matt Dillon), finds himself assigned to root out communist subversives in San Francisco's Chinese community. Unable to find evidence of communist influence anywhere, Kevin is pressured by the FBI office to get indictments anyway. As a result, Kevin drags innocent Chinese laundry man and labor organizer Chen Jung Song (Tzi Ma) into court on trumped up charges and Song is sent to prison. The film then shifts to 1962, and in the intervening years, Kevin's guilt at what he has done has grown into an obsession. But when Song is newly released from prison, he finds himself once again tracked by Kevin. Song, emotionally unable to deal with his new freedom, kills himself by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin, shattered, now decides to look after and protect Song's daughter, Marilyn (Joan Chen). Gradually, from his role as Marilyn's protector, Kevin's feelings of concern turn into love.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama
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Studio:
Samuel Goldwyn Company

Cast

Matt Dillon
as Kevin Walker
Teri Polo
as Cynthia
Joan Chen
as Marilyn Song
Bruno Kirby
as Ron Pirelli
Tzi Ma
as Chen Jung Song
James Cranna
as Court Bailiff
Keone Young
as Benny Ying
Jack Shearer
as FBI Chief
Elizabeth Morehead
as Receptionist
Stan Egi
as Bradley Ichiyasu
Cully Fredricksen
as Special Agent Collins
Ed Holmes
as Police Chief
George Guidall
as Meisner
Denny Delk
as Jury Foreman
Jay Jacobus
as Judge
Leo Downey
as Prosecuting Attorney
David Booth
as Defense Attorney
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Critic Reviews for Golden Gate

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October 7, 2005
Boulder Weekly

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June 17, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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July 1, 2004
New Times

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Full Review… | November 20, 2003
Austin Chronicle

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February 10, 2003
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December 31, 1999
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Audience Reviews for Golden Gate

(* 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] I enjoyed Joan Chen but this film is way too melodramatic and to be honest, I found it to be rather silly.

TTT C
TTT C
½

I think this was a wonderful movie. it is sad but also has some valid points to it. it is worth watching

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ur_dean is_here
½

Great movie!

Leo L
Leo L

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