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Pushing Hands (1991)

Tui shou (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 7 December 1991 (Taiwan)
All the while, Master Chu tries to find his place in the foreign American world.

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Ang Lee
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sihung Lung Sihung Lung ... Mr. Chu
Lai Wang ... Mrs. Chen
Bozhao Wang ... Alex Chu (as Ye-tong Wang)
Deb Snyder ... Martha Chu
Fanny De Luz Fanny De Luz ... Linda
Haan Lee Haan Lee ... Jeremy Chu
Hung-Chang Wang Hung-Chang Wang ... Boss Huang
Jeanne Kuo Chang Jeanne Kuo Chang ... New Cooking Teacher
James Lou James Lou ... Mr. Chao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chit-Man Chan ... Chef Tsien
Victor Chan ... Gangster
Bin Chao Bin Chao ... Waiter Wong
Audrey Haight Audrey Haight ... Anchorwoman
Jackson King Jackson King ... Gangster
Eugene Lau Eugene Lau ... Gangster
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Storyline

Master Chu, a retired Chinese Tai-Chi master, moves to Westchester, New York to live with his son Alex, his American daughter-in-law Martha, and their son Jeremy. However, Martha's second novel is suffering from severe writers' block brought on by Chu's presence in the house. Alex must struggle to keep his family together as he battles an inner conflict between cultural tradition and his modern American lifestlye. Written by Kathy Li

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Taiwan | USA

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

7 December 1991 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Manos que empujan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$152,322
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This film demonstrates that an important issue, the aging of one's parents, can be blended with comedy and kung-fu successfully!
14 April 2001 | by bagua-2See all my reviews

Rarely have I seen the highest level of martial arts, internal kung-fu, portrayed in it's proper perspective. It is hard these days for people to realize that 'soft' style kung-fu will enable an old man to defeat many young men without much effort. With all the silly 'wire-fu' out there in the movies most people have no idea that there is a subtle way to defeat strength through 'chi energy' power lines.

There is no question that Ang Lee has the ability to put kung-fu back at the top of the martial art world. Through his well thought out story line and his perfect blend of drama and comedy he has taken a deep look at the struggle that exists today for thousands of people as they care for their elderly parents. This is truly a movie that can bond many generations.


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