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Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)

A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded ... See full summary »

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Wayne Wang

Writers:

Louis Chu (novel), Judith Rascoe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cora Miao Cora Miao ... Mei Oi
Russell Wong ... Ben Loy
Victor Wong ... Wah Gay
Siu-Ming Lau ... Lee Gong
Eric Tsang ... Ah Song (as Eric Tsiang Chi Wai)
Sau Kei Lee ... Bok Fat (as Lee Sau Kee)
Yuen Fat Fai Yuen Fat Fai ... Letter Writer
Fan Hui Fan Hui ... Ben Loy's Mother (as Hui Fun)
Lan Law ... Aunt Gim
Yuen Yee Ng Yuen Yee Ng ... Third Sister
Wu Ming Yu Wu Ming Yu ... Mei Oi's Mother
Ta Lei ... Movie Translator (as Tat Lui)
Wai Wong ... Chuck Ting
Philip Chan ... Henry Wang
Yu-Yung Teng ... Fat Man (as Tang Shun Nin)
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A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded fathers, lots of gender-related social bifurcations. Written by LoneStarNot <lonestarnot@usbol.com>

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Ben Loy has a small problem, with his wife, his father and half of Chinatown. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

10 January 1990 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A szemük sem áll jól See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$231,423
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Production Co:

American Playhouse See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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No room for love in War.
12 February 2003 | by mifunesamuraiSee all my reviews

American Chinese males (the wives were left behind because that's the way the yanks wanted it), have it tough before, during and just after the silly second world war. This story picks up just after that war when our hero is sent to China to marry a local girl and bring her back to America where it all goes wrong. Charming and well photographed.


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