Rising Sun

Rising Sun

  • 1993
  • 125 min
  • USA
  • action, drama, thriller

When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences make their progress difficult until a security disc showing the murder turns up. Close scrutiny proves the disc has been doctored, and the detectives realize they're dealing with a cover-up as well.

Director: Philip Kaufman

Writers: Philip Kaufman, Michael Crichton, Michael Backes

Stars: Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kevin Anderson


Main Cast


Tagline: A collision of East and West. A conspiracy of seduction and murder. A battle between tradition and power. Business is war.

Genres: action, drama, thriller

Keywords: japan, usa, corruption, detective, journalist, based on novel, japanese, restaurant, wheelchair, parking garage, company, police, party, murder, whodunit, seppuku, bulletproof vest


Producer: Peter Kaufman

Editor: Stephen A. Rotter, William S. Scharf

Casting: Donna Isaacson

Director of photography: Michael Chapman

Original music composer: Tôru Takemitsu

Executive producer: Sean Connery

Production design: Dean Tavoularis

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 125 min

Country: USA

Language: Japanese, English

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color