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The Illegal Immigrant (1985)

Fei fat yi man (original title)
Cheung, an illegal immigrant in a completely Chinese area of New York, is caught by two US Immigration Officers. He arranges to pay Cindy Li, the Chinese-American sister of his young friend... See full summary »

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Jimmie Aceredo
Paul Alexander
Greg Blair
Richard Boyle
George Cannona
Yung-cho Ching ...
Cheung Kwan-chow
Dimitri Cristo
Antonio Deray
Ralph Fujiwara
David Galasso
Kim Hill
Monte Kemmler
Kenny Ladd
Teddy Lee
Thomas Lee
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Cheung, an illegal immigrant in a completely Chinese area of New York, is caught by two US Immigration Officers. He arranges to pay Cindy Li, the Chinese-American sister of his young friend, to marry him to help his application for a green card. The Immigration Officers are suspicious that the marriage is a sham when they don't find them living together. Meanwhile Dai Fu is threatening Cheung and his roommate, another an illegal immigrant, if they don't make the payments for being smuggling into the US. Written by Will Gilbert

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3 May 1985 (Hong Kong)  »

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Eine Woche Heiratsfrist  »

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Hong Koong take on NY Chinatown.
15 May 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Remarkable addition to the Hong Kong industry's numerous NY Chinatown filmed pieces of the day.

This Shaw Brother's effort follows the lead, arrested and processed after a police raid on a Canal St. clothing workshop. He has no status in HK, where he'd swam, or the US, where he arrived as a stowaway, to avoid metal detectors which would pick up the bullets still in his body.

The film's Detailed picture of NY Chinatown life is more involving than the gang war plot they move into.

These films anticipate GREEN CARD. Cheung & Law later did The SOONG SISTERS.


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