Tai-Pan: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of 1986 film by Daryl Duke Tai-Pan have died?

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1986 film by Daryl Duke


Release date 1986
Released34 years (approx) ago
Actor Joan Chen in fantasy make-up by make-up artist Lisa Jear. San Francisco, California 1983. Photo by Nancy Wong

About Tai-Pan

Tai-Pan is a 1986 film directed by Daryl Duke, loosely based on James Clavell's 1966 eponymous novel. While many of the same characters and plot twists are maintained, a few smaller occurrences are left out. Filmed under communist Chinese censorship, some portions of Clavell's story were considered too offensive to be filmed as written and considerable changes were made. The De Laurentiis Entertainment Group handled the production and were actively seen battling the Chinese Government and Labor boards over the film during shooting. The results fared poorly at the box office and in critical reviews. Duke believed that a mini-series à la Shōgun or Noble House would have been a far superior means of covering the complexity of Clavell's novel.