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Vanishing Son IV (1994)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | TV Movie 15 October 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

Writer:

Robert Eisele
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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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Color
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Terrible economization with empty results
25 January 2008 | by VolkenSee all my reviews

I can only extend what previous author douglasp wrote with precisely describing my sentiments about this Vanishing Son IV.

When you develop interesting characters with truly interesting, at times even artistic and passionate results, particularly in first of the four... considering some limitation of this genre, Vanishing Son never deserved this embarrassing economizing $ummation of literally making a sequel for sake of sequel. The story itself is truly insulting to anyone who had seen the previous 3. Had they made some DVD release this would be at best, something to consider as barely worthy as extra feature. Alone on its own, it has nothing to do with previous movies. Surely leaves bitter taste of disappointment.

It only exploits the viewer's interest in characters with absolutely nothing to offer. Who ever made decision to even consider this idea… truly had no idea what he was doing.


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