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The Joy Luck Club ()


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The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
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Suyuan - The Mother
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Lindo - The Mother
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Ying-Ying - The Mother
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An-Mei - The Mother
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June - The Daughter
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Waverly - The Daughter
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Lena - The Daughter
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Rose - The Daughter
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June's Father
Melanie Chang ...
June - Age 9
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Old Chong
Lisa Connolly ...
Singing Girl
Mai Vu ...
Waverly - Age 6-9 (as Vu Mai)
Ying Wu ...
Lindo - Age 4
Meijuan Xi ...
Lindo's Mother (as Mei Juan Xi)
Guo-Rong Chin ...
Huang Tai Tai
Hsu Ying Li ...
Matchmaker
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Lindo - Age 15
Qugen Cao ...
Lindo's Father
Anie Wang ...
Lindo's Brother
Yan Lu ...
Lindo's Brother 2
Boffeng Liang ...
Pedicab Driver
William Gong ...
Tyan Yu
Diana C. Weng ...
Lindo's Servant
Yuan-Ho C. Koo ...
Matchmaker's Friend
Zhi Xiang Xia ...
Huang Tai Tai's Servant
Dan Yu ...
Servant's Boyfriend
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Rich
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Hairdresser
Kim Chew ...
Mrs. Chew
Jason Yee ...
Waverly's Brother
Ya Shan Wu ...
Lindo's Husband
Samantha Haw ...
Shoshana
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Ying Ying - Age 16-25 (as Yu Fei Hong)
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Lin Xiao
Grace Chang ...
Lin-Xiao's Opera Singer
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Harold
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Ken
Melissa Tan ...
Jennifer
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An Mei - Age 9
Emmy Yu ...
An Mei - Age 4
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An Mei's Mother
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Popo
You Ming Chong ...
An Mei's Uncle
Fen Tian ...
Auntie #1
Lena Zhou ...
Auntie #2
Jeanie Lee Wu ...
Auntie #3
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Ted
Jack Ford ...
Mr. Jordan
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Mrs. Jordan
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Wu Tsing (as Tian Ming Wu)
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Second Wife
Eva Shen ...
An Mei's Nanny
Sheng Yu Ma ...
Suyuan's Twin Daughter 1
Sheng Wei Ma ...
Suyuan's Twin Daughter 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Chun ...
Family Member (uncredited)
Vicki Jean Clark ...
Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Baker (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Guest at house party (uncredited)

Directed by

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Wayne Wang

Written by

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Amy Tan ... (novel)
 
Amy Tan ... (screenplay) &
Ronald Bass ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Ronald Bass ... producer
Jessinta Liu ... associate producer: China (as Jessinta Liu Fung Ping)
Patrick Markey ... producer
Oliver Stone ... executive producer
Amy Tan ... producer
Wayne Wang ... producer
Janet Yang ... executive producer

Music by

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Rachel Portman

Cinematography by

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Amir Mokri ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Maysie Hoy

Editorial Department

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C.J. Appel ... assistant editor
Robert Dalva ... additional editor
Scott Guitteau ... assistant editor
Gloria Kaiser ... color timer
Debbie Lum ... post-production assistant
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter
Sean Thomas ... post-production assistant
Stefanie Wiseman ... assistant editor
Ruby Yang ... first assistant editor
Samuel H. Hinckley ... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Joe Parisella ... colorist (uncredited)
Lisa Rodgers ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Risa Bramon Garcia
Heidi Levitt

Production Design by

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Donald Graham Burt

Art Direction by

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Diana Kunce

Set Decoration by

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Jim Poynter

Costume Design by

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Lydia Tanji

Makeup Department

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Carrie Angland ... assistant makeup artist
Terry Baliel ... hair stylist
Carol Hight ... assistant hair stylist (as Carol A. Hight)
Guofang Ma ... makeup artist: China (as Guo Fang Ma)
Valli O'Reilly ... makeup artist
Yun Xia Tan ... makeup assistant: China
Midy Yuan ... hairdresser: China
Monika Maka ... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Nancie Marsalis ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Diane Batson-Smith ... production manager (as Diane B. Smith)
Carole Fontana ... production supervisor / unit production manager: China
Francey Grace ... post-production supervisor
Miguel Ángel Poveda ... post-production supervisor
Chu Liang Xu ... production manager: China
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt ... production supervisor (uncredited)
Michael Tinger ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matias Alvarez ... second second assistant director
Marcei A. Brown ... second assistant director (as Marcei A. Brubaker)
Cub Chin ... first assistant director: China (as Kong Hon 'Cub' Chien)
Josh King ... first assistant director
De Gen Yang ... first assistant director: China

Art Department

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Angela D. Chou ... art department coordinator
Qui Liang Dai ... props: China
Stephen J. Gardner ... assistant property master
Zhi Bai Jin ... props: China
Chris H. Kelly ... construction coordinator
Christopher Kelly ... construction coordinator
Donald E. Kerns ... construction foreman
Josh Koral ... property master
Jianjun Li ... art director: China (as Jian Jun Li)
Kwan Kit Mok ... art director: China (as Kwan Kit 'Eddy' Kwok)
Ke Wen Sang ... props: China
Elizabeth Tullis ... scenic artist
Don Watson ... leadman
Yiu Fai 'Thomas' Wong ... assistant art director: China
Yi Hua Zhang ... construction foreman: China
Robert L. Peden ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Don Weinger ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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William H. Angarola ... sound effects editor (as Bill Angarola)
James Ashwill ... foley mixer (as Jim Ashwill)
Carmen Baker ... assistant sound editor (as Carmen Hocson)
Tony Cappelli ... foley editor
Tim Chau ... sound designer
Curtis Choy ... sound mixer
Richard C. Franklin ... sound effects editor (as Rick Franklin)
Albert Gasser ... sound effects editor
Gary Gegan ... re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein ... dialogue editor (as Lew Goldstein)
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Devon Heffley Curry ... adr supervisor (as Devon Curry)
Eileen Horta ... adr editor
Matthew Iadarola ... re-recording mixer
Kimberly Lambert ... dialogue editor
George Leong ... boom operator
Bobby Mackston ... dialogue editor
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
Jeffrey R. Payne ... assistant sound editor (as Jeff Payne)
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer
John Rotondi ... engineer
Carolann Sanchez-Shapiro ... assistant sound editor
Paul Timothy Carden ... adr supervisor (uncredited) / dialogue supervisor (uncredited)
Tim Chau ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
T.W. Davis ... voiceover mixer (uncredited)
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Bo Ze Jiao ... special effects assistant: China
Yong Long Lou ... special effects: China
Frank W. Tarantino ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Rebecca Ramsey ... title producer: RGA/LA (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Vicki Beck ... camera trainee
Phil Bray ... still photographer
Marty Brenneis ... video playback operator
Cho Tak 'Joe' Chan ... key grip: China
Michael Chin ... camera operator: "b" camera
Rob Doumitt ... best boy electric
Pan Feng ... camera assistant: China
Jan M. Heyneker ... key grip
Tam Kar 'Jackie' Hing ... camera assistant: China
Rod M. Janusch ... rigging grip (as Rod Janusch)
Kenn Kashima ... video playback operator
Leo Loverro ... dolly grip (as Leo M. Loverro)
Bobby Powell ... rigging gaffer (as Robert Powell)
Mark Shankel ... best boy grip
Patrick Shellenberger ... gaffer
Chun Ah Fai Tsang ... best boy electrician: China
Kristopher Van Over ... second assistant camera
Patricia Van Over ... first assistant camera (as Patricia A. Van Over)
De Xiang Wang ... gaffer: China
Kenn Kashima ... video assist operator (uncredited)
Amir Mokri ... camera operator (uncredited)
Max Pomerleau ... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Shane Sato ... gallery photographer (uncredited)
Lou Weinert ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Juel Bestrop ... special casting consultant
Laura Folger ... extras casting
Robin Gurland ... casting: San Francisco
Karen Johnston ... casting assistant
Mikella Kievman ... casting assistant
Ellen Parks ... casting associate: New York
Mary Vernieu ... casting associate: Los Angeles
Kate Kennedy ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michael Becker ... costumer
Janet Chun ... costumer: China (as Siu Chun 'Janet' Chun)
Shu Lan Ding ... costume designer: China
Barbara Hartman-Jenichen ... costumer
Ko Tai Jin ... costumer: China
Barbara Kassal ... costume supervisor
Suk-Ying Tse ... assistant costume designer
Fu Zhen Zhang ... costumer: China

Location Management

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Long Ma ... location manager: China
Jonathan Shedd ... location manager
Susannah Greason ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bill Abbott ... music editor
Bob Bowman ... assistant music editor
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
Stephan R. Goldman ... music supervisor
Joel Moss ... music recordist: incidental music
John Neufeld ... orchestrator
Rachel Portman ... orchestrator
J.A.C. Redford ... conductor: orchestra
John Richards ... music scoring mixer
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe solo (uncredited)
Steve Jones ... music coordinator (uncredited)
Ling Ling Li ... music consultant (uncredited)
Robert Randles ... music consultant (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation (uncredited)
Rick Winquest ... music recording engineer (uncredited)
Masakazu Yoshizawa ... musician: shakauhachi flute (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Steve Collins ... transportation coordinator (as Stephen F. Collins)
Tiny Trammell ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Nellie Adami ... production assistant (as Danelle Adami)
Clement Baque ... caterer: Entertainment Catering (as Clement Bacque)
Donnell Barnes ... additional studio teacher
Kimberly Burns ... production assistant (as Kim Burns)
Wai Kong Chan ... production assistant: China
Mishka Chen ... technical advisor: China
Anna Chi ... assistant: Mr. Wang China
Anna Chi ... assistant: Mr. Wang, Chinese
Vivian Chiang ... culinary consultant: Chinese
Sandy Fu Chin ... cultural consultant (as Professor Sandy Fu Chin)
Joseph Kung Shing Chow ... consultant: Hong Kong, China
Craig Comstock ... key production assistant
Carolyn Crimley ... studio teacher
Jonathan Cupp ... office production assistant
Wen Xia Fu ... assistant: Mr. Xu, China
Ol Lee Fung ... production assistant: China
Maxine Garcia ... production coordinator (as Maxine E. Garcia)
Cullen Gerst ... office production assistant
Brian Hofstetter ... office production assistant
Jin Xin Huang ... production assistant: China
Karen Hughes ... assistant: Mr. Markey / production coordinator: China
Mai Huynh ... office production assistant
Ji-Pin 'Jim' Jing ... production assistant: China
Waikee Kwok ... production assistant: China
Edward Lin ... production assistant (as Edward D. Lin)
Peggy Ling ... cultural consultant
Xan Ling ... production assistant: China
Yang Ling ... production assistant: China
Steven S. Liu ... office production assistant
Susan Muir ... production accountant
Leslie Park ... script supervisor
Alessandra Pasquino ... assistant: Mr. Wang
Ellen Pasternack ... unit publicist
Hua Qin ... production assistant: China
Hua Quian ... accounting translator: China
Jay Roberts ... second assistant accountant
Catherine Roehl ... first assistant accountant
Eva Shen ... script translator: Chinese
Michael Smuin ... choreographer
Raymond Tsui ... assistant: Ms. Liu, China (as Raymond Cheun Ming Tsui)
Lisa Wang ... production assistant
Suzanne Wang ... office production assistant
Jennifer Greisz West ... assistant production coordinator
James J. Wilhelm ... craft service
Sherwin Wong ... production assistant: China
Lai Fa Yuan ... production assistant: China
Jerry Zhang ... production assistant: China
Kyle Cooper ... title designer (uncredited)
Christer Hokanson ... main title editorial (uncredited)
Beverly Jusi ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Azita Zendel ... assistant: Oliver Stone (uncredited)

Thanks

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Gene Agress ... the producers wish to thank: Berkeley Mill & Furniture Co.
David A. Hayden ... the producers wish to thank: China legal counsel
Hsu Ying Li ... all of us will miss
Michael Morell ... the producers wish to thank: Evelyn's Antiques
Eddie Powell ... the producers wish to thank: I.A.T.S.E. Local 16

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship. Written by Robert Pare

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Also Known As
  • Le club de la chance (France)
  • Töchter des Himmels (Germany)
  • El club de la buena estrella (Spain)
  • El club de la buena estrella (Chile)
  • Klub held og glæde (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 139 min
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Budget $11,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Towards the end of the movie, June can be seen showing an elderly couple out after the party. She bids farewell to them using their names, Daisy and T.C. Daisy is the American name of Amy Tan's (the author) mother and T.C. was the name of her mother's partner. See more »
Goofs In one scene, a daughter is shown cutting the flesh out of her arm to make a soup for her dying mother. In subsequent scenes her arms are completely smooth. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in True Romance/The Ballad of Little Jo/Kalifornia/The Joy Luck Club/The Real McCoy (1993). See more »
Soundtracks I Enjoy Being A Girl See more »
Quotes Suyuan: That bad crab, only you tried to take it. Everybody else want best quality. You, your thinking different. Waverly took best-quality crab. You took worst, because you have best-quality heart. You have style no one can teach. Must be born this way. I see you.
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