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The Great Wall Is a Great Wall (1986)

A Great Wall (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Drama | 30 May 1986 (USA)
When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Wang
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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Wang Peter Wang ... Leo Fang
Sharon Iwai ... Grace Fang
Kelvin Han Yee ... Paul Fang
Qinqin Li ... Lili Chao
Xiaoguang Hu Xiaoguang Hu ... Mr. Chao
Guanglan Shen Guanglan Shen ... Mrs. Chao
Kelvin Wong ... Liu Yida (as Wang Xiao)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jan Haley ... Secretary
Jeanette Pavini Jeanette Pavini ... Linda
Han Tan Han Tan ... Old Liu
Jian Xiu Jian Xiu ... Yu
Ran Zhijuan Ran Zhijuan ... Jan
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Storyline

When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chao's for a vacation. The clash of cultures, between the men, wives, and teenagers, leads to some confusion, and misunderstanding. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Quotes

Paul Fang: All Chinese parents are racist.
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Behind the funny, warm and touching stories,
19 December 2003 | by zzmaleSee all my reviews

there are some really good constructive criticism for China and these includes problems that are common in the contemporary Chinese society, such as cutting in in front other people in the line of waiting and disrespect to privacy. Economic progress alone is not enough to make a modern society and this is the greatest contribution of this movie behind its stories.


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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

30 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nanhai, W&S See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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