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China Girl (1987)

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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
Paul Hipp ...
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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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

25 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Krieg in Chinatown  »

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$1,262,091 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was shot in 40 days. See more »

Quotes

Alby: What's the matter with you? Fighting with your friends over nothin'?
Tony: He ain't my friend.
Alby: Well he's my friend!
Tony: He just gets me mad with all that shit about the Chinese.
Alby: What do you mean?
Tony: It gets on my nerves.
Alby: Since when are you so sensitive about the Chinese?
Tony: I ain't , it just bothers me alrite?
Alby: Why is that?
Tony: It just does!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References West Side Story (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

La Donna Mobile
From "Rigoletto"
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Vocal performed by Rick Christman
Accompanist Maura Waldman
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Not so bad at all!
25 September 2002 | by (Seoul) – See all my reviews

Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet' has been made on screen so many times and 'China Girl' is my favorite one. I agree that this is not a greate movie or even romantic one. However, I like this movie for it's truthful depiction of love and hate.

In 'China Girl', the bosses of Italian and Chinese gang make endless tension between their gangs to maintain their power in families. Unlike orginal play, these two poor lovers' death couldn't solve their fmilies' hatred but made it worse. Se la vie!


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