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Vanishing Son (1994)

Two students (Jian-Wa and Wago) in the Peoples Republic of China are forced to flee out of China after having taken part in a protest action for freedom (reference is made to the fights at ... See full summary »

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John Nicolella

Writers:

Rob Cohen (creator), Rob Cohen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Wong ... Jian-Wa
Chi Muoi Lo ... Wago
Vivian Wu ... Lili
Rebecca Gayheart ... Clair Armstrong
Marcus Chong ... Fu Qua Johnson (as Marcus S. Chong)
Paul Butler Paul Butler ... Estabrook
Haing S. Ngor ... The General
Eric Frederick Eric Frederick ... Pak Manu
Gary Wade Morton Gary Wade Morton ... Garcia
Brian Fong Brian Fong ... Bones Lee Hoy
Terry Laughlin Terry Laughlin ... Trawler Captain
Gianni Lazuli Gianni Lazuli ... Michael (as Gianni Lapis)
Jim Grollman ... Herb
Steele McGonegal Steele McGonegal ... Harry
Karen Kirschenbauer ... Sylvia Rutledge (as Karen K. Kirschenbauer)
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Two students (Jian-Wa and Wago) in the Peoples Republic of China are forced to flee out of China after having taken part in a protest action for freedom (reference is made to the fights at Tiananmen Square in 1989). They come to America, and try to build up a new life. After a while, one of the brothers pursues a musical career while the other gets entangled in a criminal organisation. Written by Andre Boogaards <A.Boogaards@akam.nl>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apodrasi apo tin Kina See more »

Filming Locations:

Norfolk, Virginia, USA See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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The Best Martial Arts TV
26 March 2004 | by Toxic_SausageSee all my reviews

There have been many TV shows based on martial arts action. Most, if not all, do not last. As a kung fu enthusiast I loved Vanishing Son 1,2 & 3. Good story with some killer kung fu with no CG or obvious camera tricks. Too bad it is inrcedibly hard to find. I have it on tape, thank the Lord for that! It was a nice platform for the Noxema Girl,Rebecca Gayhart, to make a nice leap into acting.

Russel Wong has been around for a while and took another stab at martial arts TV with the short lived "Black Sash." Needless to say it was terrible. Also, Marcus Chong AKA Tank from the first Matrix was a big part of Vanishing son also...


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