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China Girl (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  25 September 1987 (USA)
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A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers, causing a tragic conflict between ethnic gangs.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alby
Richard Panebianco ...
Tony
Sari Chang ...
Tye
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Mercury
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Yung Gan
Joey Chin ...
Tsu Shin
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Mrs. Monte
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Gung Tu
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Enrico Perito
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Nino
Doreen Chan ...
Gau Shing
Randy Sabusawa ...
Ma Fan
Keenan Leung ...
Ying Tz
Lum Chang Pang ...
Da Shan
Sammy Lee ...
Mohawk
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A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers, causing a tragic conflict between ethnic gangs. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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25 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Krieg in Chinatown  »

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$1,262,091 (USA)
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Out of all of the films he has directed, Abel Ferrara has stated that "China Girl" is his favorite. See more »

Quotes

Mercury: [talking to a elderly Chinese man] Hey chopsticks, that's your daughter? Real pretty lookin' chink! ha-ha
Tony: Shut the fuck up Mercury!
Mercury: What?
Tony: You heard what I said. Shut the fuck up.
Mercury: Hey, you don't like it you go over to the 'chink' booth. How about that?
Tony: They ain't 'chinks', they're people man.
Mercury: They're people huh? Then why don't you take a look and see what these "people" did to your family store, how about that?
Tony: And what "people" did this to my brother?
Mercury: Hey Alby! What's this kid whacked on? ...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a line: Dedicated to the people of Chinatown and Little Italy. See more »

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Words and music by Crispi Cioe, Joe Delia and Sherryl Marshall
Performed by Fonzi Thomton
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A 1980s WEST SIDE STORY
27 August 2001 | by (Laplace,Louisiana) – See all my reviews

This movie is like a West Side Story without all of the singing and dancing but,with plenty of blood and gore. The best thing about this movie is the fight scenes but some of the excessive violence can be a little off putting. Watchable but nothing special.


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