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Writers (WGA):
Ruthanne Lum McCunn (novel)
Anne Makepeace (screenplay)
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Release Date:
November 1991 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A testament to the strength of the human spirit
Plot:
In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
One of American Playhouse's finest See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Rosalind Chao ... Lalu

Chris Cooper ... Charlie

Michael Paul Chan ... Hong King
Dennis Dun ... Jim
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Jonas

Will Oldham ... Miles

David Hayward ... Ohio

Beth Broderick ... Berthe

Kim Chan ... Li Ping
Chris Evans ... Sailor #2
Weili Fan ... Sayan
Evan C. Kim ... Shun Lee

Freda Foh Shen ... Ah Ling
John M. Hosking ... Watkins
Mary Matvy ... Françoise
A.J. Kallan ... Parker (as Albert J. Kalanick)
Mary Beth Lee ... Li Yuan (as Mary Lee)
Jianli Zhang ... Chen
Ron Dorn ... John Span

George Cheung ... Lung On (as George Kee Cheung)
James Lortz ... Sailor #1
Gordon Malis ... Miner
Saachiko ... Li Ma
Brien D. Sankey ... McFee
Danny Wong ... Buyer
Kerry Yo ... Soldier
Gu Xing Zhong ... A Cai

Directed by
Nancy Kelly 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ruthanne Lum McCunn (novel "Thousand Pieces of Gold")

Anne Makepeace (screenplay)

Produced by
Sarah Green .... co-producer
Sidney Kantor .... executive producer
Nancy Kelly .... producer
Lindsay Law .... executive producer
Rachel Lyon .... associate producer
John Sham .... executive producer
Kenji Yamamoto .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gary Malkin  (as Gary Remal Malkin)
 
Cinematography by
Bobby Bukowski 
 
Film Editing by
Kenji Yamamoto 
 
Production Design by
Dan Bishop 
 
Set Decoration by
Dianna Freas 
 
Costume Design by
Lydia Tanji 
 
Production Management
Sarah Green .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Heffron .... first assistant director (as Eric 'Elvis' Heffron)
Gregory Jacobs .... second assistant director (as Greg Jacobs)
Todd Pfeiffer .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jamie Bishop .... on-set dresser
Jeff Butcher .... property master
Daniel Fisher .... assistant property master
Janet Kalas .... charge scenic artist
Chas Plummer .... lead man
 
Sound Department
Robin Lee .... sound effects
Yehuda Maayan .... boom operator
David Parker .... re-recording mixer
Jeffery Stephens .... supervising sound editor
Maia Veres .... dialogue editor
 
Stunts
David Boushey .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Erik L. Brown .... second assistant camera
Phil Curry .... gaffer
Michael Fradianni .... grip
Bob Marshak .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Taryn Walsh .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Kate MacDonald .... associate editor
 
Location Management
Mark Zetler .... location manager
 
Other crew
Beth Bernstein .... production coordinator
 

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Also Known As:
"American Playhouse: Thousand Pieces of Gold" - USA (anthology series)
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Runtime:
105 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Based on the true story of "China Polly".See more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of American Playhouse's finest, 12 April 2007
Author: HallmarkMovieBuff from United States

Although I haven't seen this since it was on TV over fifteen years ago, its memory came and struck me again tonight right out of the blue while I was eating dinner. I was so supremely impressed with this at the time I saw it on PBS that I have no trouble now remembering the title immediately, along with the names Rosalind Chao and Chris Cooper, even after all these years. So, I just had to come here now while I'm thinking of it and register my approval.

If this were available on DVD, I'd buy it today. But it seems to me that what America really needs, entertainment-wise, is an American Playhouse anthology on DVD. If The American Film Theatre can put out a fourteen-volume anthology (in three sets), and if we can get "Fifty Years of Janus Films" in one giant collection, why not American Playhouse?

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