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Take Out (2004)

An illegal Chinese immigrant falls behind on payments on an enormous smuggling debt. Ming Ding has only until the end of the day to come up with the money.
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Ming Ding
Jeng-Hua Yu ...
Young
Wang-Thye Lee ...
Big Sister
Justin Wan ...
Wei
Jeff Huang ...
Ma
Shih-Yun Tsou ...
Collector #1
Joe Chien ...
Collector #2
Waley Liu ...
Ming's roommate
Ed Jansen ...
Ming's roommate 2
David Liu ...
Ming's roommate 3
Eva Huang ...
Ming's cousin
Ethel Brooks ...
First delivery
Victor Sally ...
Fried hard
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Second delivery
Maria Greenspan ...
Portuguese delivery
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An illegal Chinese immigrant falls behind on payments on an enormous smuggling debt. Ming Ding has only until the end of the day to come up with the money.

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$3,000 (estimated)

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$10,505 (USA) (6 June 2008)

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$66,892 (USA) (19 September 2008)
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moving neo-realist slice of life
27 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Directors Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou outdo themselves with their tale which is about much more than the sum of its parts. Excellent performances from professionals and non-professionals highlight this story of one young immigrant's struggle to survive in a country that doesn't care what state he is in, they just want their deliveries on time. Please seek this out and see what can be done with no money and a lot of talent. This story could be done 'Hollywood' style, with its crucial deadlines and world pressing in on Ming Ding(the lead), but it doesn't need to rely on overmanipulative scores, frenetic editing or artificial suspense..the way it's laid out will keep you on edge as it is.


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