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Vanishing Son IV (1994)

After the death of his brother Wago, Jian-wa Chang now roams America's countryside while looking for his place in the world. He is hit by a van of two college students. Jian is taken in and... See full summary »

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John Nicolella

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Robert Eisele
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Wong ... Jian-Wa
Chi Muoi Lo ... Wago
Mark Valley ... Adams
Matthew Lillard ... Dawson
Dee Wallace ... Megan (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Kay Tong Lim Kay Tong Lim ... Louyung Chang
Paul Butler Paul Butler ... Estabrook
Gary Wade Morton Gary Wade Morton ... Garcia
Terry Laughlin Terry Laughlin ... Trawler Captain
Thomas H. Thompson Thomas H. Thompson ... Neo Nazi #1
Jeff Gibson Jeff Gibson ... Neo Nazi #2 (as Jeff Gibson)
Vivian Wu ... Lili
Marcus Chong ... Fu Qua (as Marcus S. Chong)
Shewling M. Wong Shewling M. Wong ... Chinese Translator
Rebecca Gayheart ... Clair Armstrong
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After the death of his brother Wago, Jian-wa Chang now roams America's countryside while looking for his place in the world. He is hit by a van of two college students. Jian is taken in and nursed by Megan, a secluded artist. Jian is also befriended by the ghost of brother Wago. Wago must act as an angel to Jian-wa to gain acceptaince into heaven. Meanwhile, the students from the hit and run plan to kill Jian-wa so he doesn't talk to the police. This third sequel to Vanishing Son also serves as a pilot for the TV series by featuring flashbacks from the first three films. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mahitis tou iliou - Teliki anametrisi See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Lame Retrospective of First Three Movies
17 May 2002 | by douglaspSee all my reviews

In the mid-90's, Universal embarked on a television experiment called Action-Pak, if I recall correctly. Each week, they would show an action movie, some based on other Universal properties, like Midnight Run and Knight Rider, and others new, like Tek War and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

Vanishing Son was one of the better movies series and was popular enough to go onto a weekly syndicated TV series, along with Hercules. Unfortunately, near the end of the experiment, Universal must have been running out of money, because this movie is nothing more then a retrospective of the previous three movies. Maybe these retrospective things are great for the studios and actors, but as a viewer, I can't help but feel ripped off. It also sours the legacy of the previous three films which were all excellent.


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