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ABCD (1999)

 -  Drama  -  12 October 2000 (USA)
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The only goal of an ageing Asian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Deshi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.

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Ashok
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Brian
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Adriane Forlana Erdos ...
Tejal
Rex Young ...
Sam
Gil Grail ...
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Bob Bonnet ...
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Alexander Lasky ...
Gordon
David Mann ...
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Jennifer
Vince Byrne Sr. ...
MacKenzie
Nicki Cochrane ...
Asha
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The only goal of an ageing Asian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Deshi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.

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Although Adriane Forlana Erdos is of Italian and Hungarian descent, she got the part of Indian immigrant Tejal because she looks Indian and had studied and become adept at classical Indian dance, another attribute required of the character. See more »

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Just not the right movie
12 January 2002 | by (US, Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This movie is serious and it doesn't claim to solve the problems. But, movies are an experience to entertain, this is not entertainment. This is like watching my kid sister in one of her bad moments of life. There is not even a glimmer of hope anywhere.


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