Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Around the World in 80 Days - Pierce Brosnan (1989) - Former Marine Police HQ, Tsim Sha Tsui

No, not the David Niven film nor the Steve Coogan/Jackie Chan version but rather the four hour mini series filmed in the late 1980's and starring Pierce Brosnan. In truth, a series that shows there is a limit to Brosnan's acting abilities as well as the production department's budget. We see a few old faces here - Brosnan has already been here before for Noble House and Detonator 2 an Julia Nickson who was also in Noble House as well as China Cry.

The series was filmed in various locations including Hong Kong although, rather ironically, the Hong Kong section of the film was made in Macau and the instead Hong Kong itself stood in for a variety of other locations! The first location we see is that of the former Marine Police HQ in Tsim Sha Tsui which stood in for Bombay Central Police Station.

In case you recognise the passageway where Peter Ustinov is standing, it's the very same one Forest Whitaker et al stood in for Bloodsport a few years earlier.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting as loved that miniseries as a kid.