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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 ... See full summary »

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Wayne Wang

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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 ... 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 »

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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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American Playhouse See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Cups of romance.
13 November 2007 | by haildevilmanSee all my reviews

A rarity in that we have an American made Chinese film that isn't based on Triad violence.

A breath of fresh air it is.

Young man and woman romance each other in America. Said couple is Chinese. They wish to stick to the traditions but adapt to their new homeland.

A romantic film that you can bring the wife or girlfriend to. And anyone into China or Asia will like it too. The culture gets a good going over here. In a positive way mind you.

And there is a lot of truth to it all too. Yes, elder Chinese men came to the U.S. alone and sometimes never saw their wives for 20-30 years. These marriages lasted. Impressive.

Romance with steamed dumplings here. Nicely done Wayne.


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