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Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which illuminates the... See full summary »
A man is hired by a group of people he believes to be gangsters to escort a briefcase from America to Hong Kong. When he arrives, however, his contact is nowhere to be found. With no ... See full summary »
Erotic anthology mini-series about Americans in Paris that consists of three unrelated episodes created by three notable filmmakers with different notable casts. The mini-series was later edited together into a TV movie.
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A documentary on Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in San Francisco and ... See full summary »
Dim Sum Take Out is a short of outtakes from Wayne Wang's feature Dim Sum
Dim Sum Take Out is outtakes from Wayne Wang's Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart. That 1985 film originally was supposed to focus on the lives of young first generation Chinese-American women before Wang chose to focus on the mother (Kim Chew) of one of them (real-life daughter Laureen). Of note here: Joan Chen, who had a cameo as one of the young mah-jong players in the theatrical feature version, here is expanded as a nightclub performer who wears a blond wig. There's also some more scenes with Amy Hill, looking much younger than the Grandma role she took in Maragaret Cho's "All-American Girl" 10 years later. Basically, many of the women talk about dating and relationships including a scene comparing Chinese men and other (usually white) men that was also in the feature version. There's also some lip-syncing of The Angels' "My Boyfriends Back" which later transitions into one of the women performing her own Chinese-language, '80s rock-style version complete with a couple of androgynous male backup singers in a weird and entertaining set piece. This was included in the Dim Sum DVD along with the short's brief introduction and A Conversation with Laureen Chew segment. Worth a look for anyone who loved the movie.
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