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

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All the while, Master Chu tries to find his place in the foreign American world.

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Complete credited cast:
Sihung Lung ...
Mr. Chu
Lai Wang ...
Mrs. Chen
Bo Z. Wang ...
Alex Chu (as Ye-tong Wang)
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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
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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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20 January 1996 (Japan)  »

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$400,000 (estimated)

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$152,322 (USA)
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Outstanding, Quiet and Personable Film
7 March 2001 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

The adage of "Great things come in small packages" aptly applies to PUSHING HANDS/TUI SHOU. The film deftly tells its story with charm, humor and grace. A son's elderly father is the newest part of the family, and troubles therein lie. Essentially, it's a story of one family, yet could easily fit into many households. So many topics are breached, under the gentle, loving eye of the director (Ang Lee). The leads, the venerable Sihung Lung, Deb Snyder and Bo Z. Wang, do a credible job bringing this story to life. Recommended.


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