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The Sand Pebbles (1966)

PG-13 182 min - Action, Adventure, Drama, War, Romance - 20 December 1966
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Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

Director:  Robert Wise
Stars:  Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Mako, Larry Gates, Charles Robinson, Simon Oakland, Ford Rainey, Joe Turkel, Gavin MacLeod, Joe Di Reda, Richard Loo, Barney Phillips, James Hong, Gus Trikonis, Emmanuelle Arsan, Shepherd Sanders, James Jeter, Tom Middleton, Paul Chun, Tommy Lee, Beulah Quo, Stephen Jahn, Alan Hopkins, Stephen Ferry, Ted Fish, Loren Janes, Glenn R. Wilder, Robert Kelly-Schleyer

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Storyline

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.



Tagline: This is the heroic story of the men on the U.S.S. San Pablo who disturbed the sleeping dragon of savage China as the threatened world watched in breathless terror.

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Language:  English, 普通话
Release Date:  20 December 1966

Box Office

Budget:  $12,000,000
Revenue:  $20,000,000

Technical Specs

Runtime:  3 h 02 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTOR — Steve McQueen {“Jake Holman”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Mako {“Po-Han”}
ART DIRECTION (Color) — Art Direction: Boris Leven; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, John Sturtevant, William Kiernan
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) — Joseph MacDonald
FILM EDITING — William Reynolds
MUSIC (Original Music Score) — Jerry Goldsmith
BEST PICTURE — Robert Wise, Producer
SOUND — 20th Century-Fox Studio Sound Department, James P. Corcoran, Sound Director


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