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The Opium War (1997)

153 min | Drama, History, War

Historical Drama starting in 1839 in Guangzhou where British merchants dealing with opium are to be executed because the opium is destroying the Empire. After the burning of 20,000 boxes of opium by the Chinese, England declares war since ...See moreHistorical Drama starting in 1839 in Guangzhou where British merchants dealing with opium are to be executed because the opium is destroying the Empire. After the burning of 20,000 boxes of opium by the Chinese, England declares war since the burned opium was the property of the British commercial attache who had bought it from the British merchants. Written by Marco Radke See less
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Wai Cheung (as Zhang Wei)
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Updated Jun 9, 1997

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Jun 13, 1997 (Hong Kong)

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23 cast members
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Guoan Bao
Lin Zexu Lin Zexu   See fewer
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Liankun Lin
Qi Shan Qi Shan   See fewer
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Sihung Lung
He Jingrong (as Xiong Lang) He Jingrong (as Xiong Lang)   See fewer
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Debra Beaumont
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria   See fewer
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Oliver Cotton
Captain Bremer Captain Bremer   See fewer
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Emma Griffiths Malin
Mary Denton Mary Denton   See fewer
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Garrick Hagon
Missionary Missionary   See fewer
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Jiang Hua
Guan Tianpei Guan Tianpei   See fewer
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Philip Jackson
Captain White Captain White   See fewer
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Hsiang-Ting Ko
Yi Shan Yi Shan   See fewer
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Shilong Li
Han Zhaoqing Han Zhaoqing   See fewer
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Weixin Li
Deng Tingzhen Deng Tingzhen   See fewer
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Bob Peck
Denton Denton   See fewer
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Hsin Shao
Shanzhi Shanzhi   See fewer
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Xin Shao
He Shanzi He Shanzi   See fewer
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Min Su
Daoguang Daoguang   See fewer
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Simon Williams
Captain Charles Elliot Captain Charles Elliot   See fewer
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Jamie Wilson
Paul Artuard captin of Artillery Paul Artuard captin of Artillery   See fewer
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Heping Yang
Military Officer Military Officer   See fewer
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Gao Yuan
Rong'er Rong'er   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 487 votes