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Chan Is Missing (1982)

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  4 June 1982 (USA)
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Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which illuminates the... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wood Moy ...
Jo
Marc Hayashi ...
Steve
Laureen Chew ...
Amy
Peter Wang ...
Henry the Cook
Presco Tabios ...
Presco
Frankie Alarcon ...
Frankie
Judi Nihei ...
Lawer
Ellen Yeung ...
Mrs. Chan Hung
George Woo ...
George
Emily Woo Yamasaki ...
Chan's Daughter Jenny (as Emily Yamasaki)
Virginia Cerenio ...
Jenny's Friend
Roy Chan ...
Mr. Lee
Leong Pui Chee ...
Mr. Fong
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Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which illuminates the many problems experienced by Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into contemporary American society. Written by Rick Ferncase <ferncase@chapman.edu>

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4 June 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chan ist verschwunden  »

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$20,000 (estimated)
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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1995. See more »

Quotes

Presco: You guys are looking for Mr. Chan-why don't you look in the puddle?
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References Li bi gou (1980) See more »

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Sabor a mí
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Written by Álvaro Carrillo
Performed by Los Lobos
Played at the Senior Center
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Nice set-up, but ultimately disappointing
5 November 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This early Wayne Wang feature is made on a small budget and reflects it in many ways, both good and bad. It is totally original. The beginning is completely captivating as we follow the two cabbies' search for the missing Chan. But, the pacing and cinema verite style both become clumsy and tedious before we're halfway through. The cabbies are fun to watch, and there is an interesting twist in the end to reward those who can stay awake that long. I'd recommend his next movie, Dim Sum, much higher than Chan is Missing. Both provide marvelous views of Chinese San Francisco.


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