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Double Happiness (1994)

 -  Drama  -  28 July 1995 (USA)
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Twenty-two year old Chinese-Canadian Jade Li comes from a traditional Chinese family, who try to put on the perfect public persona at all cost so as to "save face". One primary part of this... See full summary »

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Dad Li (as Stephen M.D. Chang)
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Donald Fong ...
Ah Hong
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Mark (as Callum Rennie)
Claudette Carracedo ...
Lisa Chan
Johnny Mah ...
Andrew Chau
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Greg Chan ...
Uncle Bing
Estelle Coppens ...
Lead Woman in Scene with Jade
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Carmen the Casting Director
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Dr. Ming Chu / Bartender
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Lead Man in Scene with Jade
Gene Kiniski ...
Man at Bus Stop
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Twenty-two year old Chinese-Canadian Jade Li comes from a traditional Chinese family, who try to put on the perfect public persona at all cost so as to "save face". One primary part of this persona is prosperity. Jade's father hopes that true financial prosperity will become reality through penny stocks. Because of its instability, Jade's parents don't understand or widely publicize Jade's aspirations to be an actress. Their main want for Jade is to date and marry a nice Chinese boy, a goal for which Jade's extended family also strives as they are always trying to introduce her to Chinese boys. They believe that *the* boy is Andrew, with who Jade even agrees to go out. But Jade, beyond wanting to be an actress, wishes her family had more western sensibilities. She is attracted to a slightly awkward but persistent Caucasian English graduate student named Mark. Jade has to figure out how to both please her family, who would not approve of her dating a Caucasian, and be true to herself. Written by Huggo

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Rated PG-13 for one scene of sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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28 July 1995 (USA)  »

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$759,393 (USA)
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Quotes

Pearl Li: They're are these two peanuts walking down the street, and one of them gets a-salted.
Jade Li: Ouch.
Pearl Li: Do you get it?
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Kung Fu Fighting
Written by Carl Douglas
Published by Oktave Musikverlag/Ed Carren Music
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Happiness?

This is an excellent movie portraying the struggle of any Asian child: personal goals over family expectations. Every one of us go through Jade's life and it's a very challenging goal. It's impossible to please yourself and please your family at the same time. As an Asian kid myself, I strongly advise for you to do whatever makes you happy.


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