Forbidden Nights (1990)

Director: Waris Hussein
Writers: Judith Shapiro (article) Tristine Rainer (story)

Release Date: 10 April 1990 (USA)

Forbidden Nights is set in the Red China of 1979. Robin Shou plays a Chinese radical, working on behalf of bringing political reform to his homeland. Melissa Gilbert
costars as an American teacher who falls in love with Shou. The dramatic thrust of the story is Ms. Gilbert's willingness to put her own life on the line for Shou's ideals. This made-for-TV star-crossed romance was filmed in Hong Kong, seven years before it too would fall within the Mainland China orbit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credited Cast:
Melissa Gilbert ... Judith Shapiro
Melissa Sue Anderson ... Marie Shapiro (as Melissa Anderson)
Robin Shou ... Liang Hong
Victor Wong ... Ho
Tzi Ma ... Li Dao
Beulah Quo ... Vice Dean Yin
Khigh Dhiegh ... Lu Ming
Maggie Chan ... Han
Augustine Lam ... Ma Soong
Stephen Fung ... Young Liang Hong