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Pushing Hands (1992)
"Tui shou" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  20 January 1996 (Japan)
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All the while, Master Chu tries to find his place in the foreign American world.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sihung Lung ...
Mr. Chu
Lai Wang ...
Mrs. Chen
Bo Z. Wang ...
Alex Chu (as Ye-tong Wang)
Deb Snyder ...
Martha Chu
Fanny De Luz ...
Linda
Haan Lee ...
Jeremy Chu
Hung-Chang Wang ...
Boss Huang
Jeanne Kuo Chang ...
New Cooking Teacher
James Lou ...
Mr. Chao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chit-Man Chan ...
Chef Tsien
Victor Chan ...
Gangster
Bin Chao ...
Waiter Wong
Audrey Haight ...
Anchorwoman
Jackson King ...
Gangster
Eugene Lau ...
Gangster
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Master Chu, a retired Chinese Tai-Chi master, moves to Westchester, New York to live with his son Alex, his American daughter-in-law Martha, and their son Jeremy. However, Martha's second novel is suffering from severe writers' block brought on by Chu's presence in the house. Alex must struggle to keep his family together as he battles an inner conflict between cultural tradition and his modern American lifestlye. Written by Kathy Li

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$400,000 (estimated)

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$152,322 (USA)
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the shift within a man's life

Tuei Sho(Pushing Hands) is Ang Lee's first film after graduation, and the first episode of his "Triad of Father." In spite of its status as an early work, it manifests subtlety, elegance and articulation in narration style constantly seen in his latter works. Everyone, whether seen this film or not, can tell that it's about the bondage and gap of affection, relation and interaction within family, but it's more than that. It also tells about culture, not only the apparent differentiation, but the shift within a man's life, the time and the whole modern history of China. If you understand Chinese(language, culture and history), it is delicately overwhelming. If not, it's still amiable and a bit exotic. Tuei Sho is so worth viewing and contemplating again and again.


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