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Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  9 June 2000 (USA)
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Dwayne and his older sister Mai are adults: Mai is married to Vinh, Dwayne is about to propose to Nina. Twenty-two years ago, when Mai was 10, she and Dwayne were refugees in Vietnam, ... See full summary »

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Dwayne Williams / Sap
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Nina
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Harold Williams
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Dolores Williams
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Mai
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Thanh
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Michael
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Vinh
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James
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Samantha
Amy Tran ...
Young Mai
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Young Dwayne
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Andre Rosey Brown ...
Guard #2 (as Rosey Brown)
Ron Galbraith ...
Doctor
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Dwayne and his older sister Mai are adults: Mai is married to Vinh, Dwayne is about to propose to Nina. Twenty-two years ago, when Mai was 10, she and Dwayne were refugees in Vietnam, adopted by Harold and Dee Williams, African-Americans from Los Angeles. Now, they remain close, especially Dwayne and his parents. Mai drops a bomb: she's located their birth mother, Thahn, and she's flying her to LA. Dee takes the news hard: she sees herself being replaced. Harold is more sanguine, and Dwayne pretends to be indifferent. When Thahn arrives, tensions reach the breaking point between Mai and Dee, between Nina and Dwayne, and even between Dee and Harold. Can we all get along? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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...raised by an African American couple, a Vietnamese brother and sister are reunited with their birth mother. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and sexual content
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$12,584 (USA) (9 June 2000)

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$1,315,573 (USA) (9 March 2001)
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Amazing Ensemble Acting
17 May 1999 | by (Venice, CA) – See all my reviews

This a very, very impressive independent film. The story is funny, painful and moving. The characters are extremely well-written and three-dimensional. The ensemble acting is quite amazing; this film has the best casting I've seen in a while, even the smallest parts! I was upset that it had to end. 8/10.


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