Set in New York City's Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck - and in the middle of a gang war.


Sasie Sealy
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tsai Chin ... Grandma
Hsiao-Yuan Ha ... Big Pong
Michael Tow ... Little Handsome
Woody Fu ... Pock-Mark
Yan Xi ... Sister Fong
Wai Ching Ho ... Lei Lei the Fortune Teller
Clem Cheung ... Benny Ng
Eddie Yu ... Howard
Mason Yam ... Little David
Lyman Chen ... Sister Fong's Driver
Arden Wolfe ... Nomi
Zilong Zee ... Lao Shei
Kristen Hung Kristen Hung ... Betsy
Emma Hong ... Luna
Wayne Chang ... Bank Manager


In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho ) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck-suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard (Corey Ha) from a rival gang and soon finds herself in the middle of a Chinatown gang war. Written by Tribeca Film Festival

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Tsai Chin got along with everyone on set. However, she found scene where Grandma Wong is running from Red Dragon thugs and hiding in a store to be difficult. See more »

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Can a granny be the epitome of cool ?
21 May 2020 | by waterever-89459See all my reviews

The movie makes us realize that we all actually have an Icon at home having all the elements of "badass", rebellious personal style and cutting edge care and concern for her family members, living or deceased ! She is none other than your granny !

Tsai Chin is terrific, electrifying and fantabulous in not settling for the stereotypical image nor difference in the kind of attention for people of her age to receive. Lucky Grandma simply lives and acts the way she wants: defiant, rebellious and unyielding in her own right, in her own personal style ! Very calculating towards vendors; very shrew in engaging opposing gangs to fight out for her; very prudent in hiding all her new found fortunes away and not talk to anyone unlike some real life lottery ticket winners !

In the face paced convoluted plots of comedy, suspense, horror, intrigue and humor, you will never experience a dull moment !

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