Tai-Pan


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Tai-Pan

A colloquial, Cantonese term for a business executive. It literally means "top class." The term originated as an expression for Western executives who did business in Hong Kong during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Turner's other credits include a starring role opposite Sylvester Stallone in the international action hit Cliffhanger, as well as memorable turns in the comedy-drama Steel Magnolias, the epic Tai-Pan and in George Romero's Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Terror.