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Ulterior Motives (1992)

R
95 min | Action, Drama

On the eve of a big US-Japan trade summit, a reporter gets a hot tip that the Japanese-American head of a big aerospace firm will be selling trade secrets to a Japanese contact. Intent on getting a scoop, the reporter hires private ...See moreOn the eve of a big US-Japan trade summit, a reporter gets a hot tip that the Japanese-American head of a big aerospace firm will be selling trade secrets to a Japanese contact. Intent on getting a scoop, the reporter hires private investigator John Blaylock to help her find out just what information is being handed over. In the course of snooping, the pair are discovered, but not before they learn that the Japanese contact is a member of the Yakuza. When the aerospace executive turns up dead after an apparent suicide, the investigators realize that some very big secrets are being kept by some very important people. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher See less
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James Becket (story) (screenplay) | Thomas Ian Griffith (story)
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$ 4,000,000
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Jan 6, 1993 (United States)

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Thomas Ian Griffith
Jack Blaylock Jack Blaylock   See fewer
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Craig Shugart
Guard #1 Guard #1   See fewer
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David Efron
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Ellen Crawford
Elizabeth Elizabeth   See fewer
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Cameron Michael Erwin
Child in Restaurant Child in Restaurant   See fewer
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Hayward Nishioka
Sakagami / Sakagami Imposter Sakagami / Sakagami Imposter   See fewer
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Bill M. Ryusaki
Yakuza #1 Yakuza #1   See fewer
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Masami Saito
Japanese Woman Japanese Woman   See fewer
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Toshishiro Obata
Bull Neck Yakuza Bull Neck Yakuza   See fewer
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Tyra Ferrell
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Ken Howard
Malcolm Carter Malcolm Carter   See fewer
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Debra Snell
Newscaster Newscaster   See fewer
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Momo Yashima
Sakagami Secretary Sakagami Secretary   See fewer
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Antoni Stutz
Mail Boy Mail Boy   See fewer
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Joe Yamanaka
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Jeff Imada
Yakuza #3 Yakuza #3   See fewer
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Ray Sua
Yakuza #4 Yakuza #4   See fewer
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James Lew
Yakuza #5 Yakuza #5   See fewer
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Roger Yuan
Yakuza #6 Yakuza #6   See fewer
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Robert Apisa
Bodyguard #1 Bodyguard #1   See fewer
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Michael Ballew
Bodyguard #2 (as Mike Ballew) Bodyguard #2 (as Mike Ballew)   See fewer
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Jace Kent
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Gary Hallenbeck
Kendo player (uncredited) Kendo player (uncredited)   See fewer
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J. Max Kirishima
Japanese Soldier (uncredited) Japanese Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Tabura
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5.3 / 10 | 148 votes