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Writers (WGA):
Amy Tan (novel)
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Release Date:
29 October 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Not enough praise! See more (97 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kieu Chinh ... Suyuan - The Mother

Tsai Chin ... Lindo - The Mother

France Nuyen ... Ying-Ying - The Mother

Lisa Lu ... An-Mei - The Mother

Ming-Na Wen ... June - The Daughter

Tamlyn Tomita ... Waverly - The Daughter

Lauren Tom ... Lena - The Daughter

Rosalind Chao ... Rose - The Daughter

Chao Li Chi ... June's Father
Melanie Chang ... June - Age 9

Victor Wong ... Old Chong
Lisa Connolly ... Singing Girl
Mai Vu ... Waverly - Age 6-9 (as Vu Mai)
Ying Wu ... Lindo - Age 4
Meijuan Xi ... Lindo's Mother (as Mei Juan Xi)
Guo-Rong Chin ... Huang Tai Tai
Hsu Ying Li ... Matchmaker

Irene Ng ... Lindo - Age 15
Qugen Cao ... Lindo's Father
Anie Wang ... Lindo's Brother
Yan Lu ... Lindo's Brother 2
Boffeng Liang ... Pedicab Driver
William Gong ... Tyan Yu
Diana C. Weng ... Lindo's Servant
Yuan-Ho C. Koo ... Matchmaker's Friend
Zhi Xiang Xia ... Huang Tai Tai's Servant
Dan Yu ... Servant's Boyfriend

Christopher Rich ... Rich

Nicholas Guest ... Hairdresser
Kim Chew ... Mrs. Chew
Jason Yee ... Waverly's Brother
Ya Shan Wu ... Lindo's Husband
Samantha Haw ... Shoshana

Feihong Yu ... Ying Ying - Age 16-25 (as Yu Fei Hong)

Russell Wong ... Lin Xiao
Grace Chang ... Lin-Xiao's Opera Singer

Michael Paul Chan ... Harold

Philip Moon ... Ken
Melissa Tan ... Jennifer

Yi Ding ... An Mei - Age 9
Emmy Yu ... An Mei - Age 4

Vivian Wu ... An Mei's Mother

Lucille Soong ... Popo
You Ming Chong ... An Mei's Uncle
Fen Tian ... Auntie #1
Lena Zhou ... Auntie #2
Jeanie Lee Wu ... Auntie #3

Andrew McCarthy ... Ted
Jack Ford ... Mr. Jordan

Diane Baker ... Mrs. Jordan
Tian-Ming Wu ... Wu Tsing (as Tian Ming Wu)

Elizabeth Sung ... Second Wife
Eva Shen ... An Mei's Nanny
Sheng Yu Ma ... Suyuan's Twin Daughter 1
Sheng Wei Ma ... Suyuan's Twin Daughter 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vicki Jean Clark ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Howard Fong ... Baker (uncredited)

Amy Tan ... Guest at house party (uncredited)

Directed by
Wayne Wang 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Amy Tan (novel)

Amy Tan (screenplay) &
Ronald Bass (screenplay)

Produced by
Ronald Bass .... producer
Jessinta Liu .... associate producer: China (as Jessinta Liu Fung Ping)
Patrick Markey .... producer
Oliver Stone .... executive producer
Amy Tan .... producer
Wayne Wang .... producer
Janet Yang .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
 
Cinematography by
Amir Mokri (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Maysie Hoy 
 
Casting by
Risa Bramon Garcia 
Heidi Levitt 
 
Production Design by
Donald Graham Burt 
 
Art Direction by
Diana Kunce 
 
Set Decoration by
Jim Poynter 
 
Costume Design by
Lydia Tanji 
 
Makeup Department
Carrie Angland .... assistant makeup artist
Terry Baliel .... hair stylist
Carol Hight .... assistant hair stylist (as Carol A. Hight)
Guo Fang Ma .... makeup artist: China
Valli O'Reilly .... makeup artist
Yun Xia Tan .... makeup assistant: China
Midy Yuan .... hairdresser: China
Monika Maka .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Nancie Marsalis .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Diane Batson-Smith .... production manager (as Diane B. Smith)
Carole Fontana .... production supervisor
Carole Fontana .... unit production manager: China
Francey Grace .... post-production supervisor
Chu Liang Xu .... production manager: China
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt .... production supervisor (uncredited)
Michael Tinger .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matias Alvarez .... second second assistant director
Marcei A. Brown .... second assistant director (as Marcei A. Brubaker)
Cub Chin .... first assistant director: China (as Kong Hon 'Cub' Chien)
Josh King .... first assistant director
De Gen Yang .... first assistant director: China
 
Art Department
Angela D. Chou .... art department coordinator
Qui Liang Dai .... props: China
Stephen J. Gardner .... assistant property master
Zhi Bai Jin .... props: China
Chris H. Kelly .... construction coordinator
Christopher Kelly .... construction coordinator
Donald E. Kerns .... construction foreman
Josh Koral .... property master
Jian Jun Li .... art director: China
Kwan Kit Mok .... art director: China (as Kwan Kit 'Eddy' Kwok)
Ke Wen Sang .... props: China
Elizabeth Tullis .... scenic artist
Don Watson .... leadman
Yiu Fai 'Thomas' Wong .... assistant art director: China
Yi Hua Zhang .... construction foreman: China
Robert L. Peden .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Don Weinger .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
William H. Angarola .... sound effects editor (as Bill Angarola)
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (as Jim Ashwill)
Carmen Baker .... assistant sound editor (as Carmen Hocson)
Tony Cappelli .... foley editor
Tim Chau .... sound: design (as Tim Chau M.P.S.E.)
Curtis Choy .... sound mixer
Richard C. Franklin .... sound effects editor (as Rick Franklin)
Albert Gasser .... sound effects editor
Gary Gegan .... re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... dialogue editor (as Lew Goldstein)
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Devon Heffley Curry .... adr supervisor (as Devon Curry)
Eileen Horta .... adr editor
Matthew Iadarola .... re-recording mixer
Kimberly Lambert .... dialogue editor
George Leong .... boom operator
Bobby Mackston .... dialogue editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Jeffrey R. Payne .... assistant sound editor (as Jeff Payne)
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
John Rotondi .... engineer
Carolann Sanchez-Shapiro .... assistant sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden .... adr supervisor (uncredited)
Paul Timothy Carden .... dialogue supervisor (uncredited)
Tim Chau .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
T.W. Davis .... voiceover mixer (uncredited)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bo Ze Jiao .... special effects assistant: China
Yong Long Lou .... special effects: China
Frank W. Tarantino .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Rebecca Ramsey .... title producer: RGA/LA (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vicki Beck .... camera trainee
Phil Bray .... still photographer
Cho Tak 'Joe' Chan .... key grip: China
Michael Chin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Rob Doumitt .... best boy electric
Pan Feng .... camera assistant: China
Jan M. Heyneker .... key grip
Tam Kar 'Jackie' Hing .... camera assistant: China
Rod M. Janusch .... rigging grip (as Rod Janusch)
Kenn Kashima .... video playback operator
Leo Loverro .... dolly grip (as Leo M. Loverro)
Bobby Powell .... rigging gaffer (as Robert Powell)
Mark Shankel .... best boy grip
Patrick Shellenberger .... gaffer
Chun Ah Fai Tsang .... best boy electrician: China
Kristopher Van Over .... second assistant camera
Patricia Van Over .... first assistant camera (as Patricia A. Van Over)
De Xiang Wang .... gaffer: China
Kenn Kashima .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Amir Mokri .... camera operator (uncredited)
Max Pomerleau .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Shane Sato .... gallery photographer (uncredited)
Lou Weinert .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Juel Bestrop .... special casting consultant
Laura Folger .... extras casting
Robin Gurland .... casting: San Francisco
Karen Johnston .... casting assistant
Mikella Kievman .... casting assistant
Ellen Parks .... casting associate: New York
Mary Vernieu .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Kate Kennedy .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Becker .... costumer
Janet Chun .... costumer: China (as Siu Chun 'Janet' Chun)
Shu Lan Ding .... costume designer: China
Barbara Hartman-Jenichen .... costumer
Ko Tai Jin .... costumer: China
Barbara Kassal .... costume supervisor
Fu Zhen Zhang .... costumer: China
 
Editorial Department
C.J. Appel .... assistant editor
Robert Dalva .... additional editor
Scott Guitteau .... assistant editor
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Debbie Lum .... post-production assistant
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Sean Thomas .... post-production assistant
Stefanie Wiseman .... assistant editor
Ruby Yang .... first assistant editor
Samuel H. Hinckley .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Joe Parisella .... colorist (uncredited)
Lisa Rodgers .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Long Ma .... location manager: China
Jonathan Shedd .... location manager
Susannah Greason .... location assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bill Abbott .... music editor
Bob Bowman .... assistant music editor
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Stephan R. Goldman .... music supervisor
Joel Moss .... music recordist: incidental music
John Neufeld .... orchestrator
Rachel Portman .... orchestrator
J.A.C. Redford .... conductor: orchestra
John Richards .... music scoring mixer
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe solo (uncredited)
Steve Jones .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Ling Ling Li .... music consultant (uncredited)
Robert Randles .... music consultant (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation (uncredited)
Rick Winquest .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
Masakazu Yoshizawa .... musician: shakauhachi flute (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Steve Collins .... transportation coordinator (as Stephen F. Collins)
Tiny Trammell .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Nellie Adami .... production assistant (as Danelle Adami)
Clement Baque .... caterer: Entertainment Catering (as Clement Bacque)
Donnell Barnes .... additional studio teacher
Kimberly Burns .... production assistant (as Kim Burns)
Wai Kong Chan .... production assistant: China
Mishka Chen .... technical advisor: China
Anna Chi .... assistant: Mr. Wang China
Anna Chi .... assistant: Mr. Wang, Chinese
Vivian Chiang .... culinary consultant: Chinese
Sandy Fu Chin .... cultural consultant (as Professor Sandy Fu Chin)
Joseph Kung Shing Chow .... consultant: Hong Kong, China
Craig Comstock .... key production assistant
Carolyn Crimley .... studio teacher
Jonathan Cupp .... office production assistant
Wen Xia Fu .... assistant: Mr. Xu, China
Ol Lee Fung .... production assistant: China
Maxine Garcia .... production coordinator (as Maxine E. Garcia)
Cullen Gerst .... office production assistant
Brian Hofstetter .... office production assistant
Jin Xin Huang .... production assistant: China
Karen Hughes .... assistant: Mr. Markey
Karen Hughes .... production coordinator: China
Mai Huynh .... office production assistant
Ji-Pin 'Jim' Jing .... production assistant: China
Waikee Kwok .... production assistant: China
Edward Lin .... production assistant (as Edward D. Lin)
Peggy Ling .... cultural consultant
Xan Ling .... production assistant: China
Yang Ling .... production assistant: China
Steven S. Liu .... office production assistant
Susan Muir .... production accountant
Leslie Park .... script supervisor
Alessandra Pasquino .... assistant: Mr. Wang
Ellen Pasternack .... unit publicist
Hua Qin .... production assistant: China
Hua Quian .... accounting translator: China
Jay Roberts .... second assistant accountant
Catherine Roehl .... first assistant accountant
Eva Shen .... script translator: Chinese
Michael Smuin .... choreographer
Raymond Tsui .... assistant: Ms. Liu, China (as Raymond Cheun Ming Tsui)
Lisa Wang .... production assistant
Suzanne Wang .... office production assistant
Jennifer Greisz West .... assistant production coordinator
James J. Wilhelm .... craft service
Sherwin Wong .... production assistant: China
Lai Fa Yuan .... production assistant: China
Jerry Zhang .... production assistant: China
Kyle Cooper .... title designer (uncredited)
Christer Hokanson .... main title editorial (uncredited)
Beverly Jusi .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Azita Zendel .... assistant: Oliver Stone (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Gene Agress .... the producers wish to thank: Berkeley Mill & Furniture Co.
David A. Hayden .... the producers wish to thank: China legal counsel
Hsu Ying Li .... all of us will miss
Michael Morell .... the producers wish to thank: Evelyn's Antiques
Eddie Powell .... the producers wish to thank: I.A.T.S.E. Local 16
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong depiction of thematic material
Runtime:
139 min
Country:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [Amy Tan]chatting with guests just beyond a doorway during the first party scene.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Thunder and lightning can't occur simultaneously unless you are extremely close to the strike.See more »
Quotes:
Ying Ying:Do you know what you want? I mean, from him?
Lena:Respect. Tenderness.
Ying Ying:Then tell him now. And leave this lopsided house. Do not come back until he give you those things, with both hands open.
See more »
Soundtrack:
HumoresqueSee more »

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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Not enough praise!, 9 September 2005
Author: bassmistress_666 from United States

I cannot praise this movie enough. It leaves me walking away feeling empowered! I had a very close relationship with my mother and after she passed this movie helped me with my grief. It is more than a "chick flick" it is a look into another culture's past, present and future. It is a light at the end of a tunnel for those that hold this movie dear to their hearts as I do. This movie helps you run thru all aspects of feelings, I find myself laughing, crying, sad, happy. Every woman I have shared this movie with or recommended to have thanked me endlessly for it. I have also read the book - now normally I would say the book was better but I'm going to have to agree with Theaterchica07's comment that the movie was easier to follow than the book. I reread it 3 times before my mind could actually put together the scenes. My favorite part of the movie is Rose standing in the rain and she says "You're not taking my house, you're not taking my daughter, you're not taking any part of me, because you don't know who I am. I died sixty years ago. I ate opium and I died for my daughter's sake. Now get out of my house!" That right there sent instant chills thru me. Well done!!!

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