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ABCD (1999)

Unrated | | Drama | 12 October 2000 (USA)
The only goal of an ageing Asian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Deshi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.

Director:

Krutin Patel

Writers:

James McManus, Krutin Patel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Madhur Jaffrey ... Anju
Faran Tahir ... Raj
Sheetal Sheth ... Nina
Aasif Mandvi ... Ashok
David Ari ... Brian
Jennifer Dorr White ... Julia
Adriane Forlana Erdos Adriane Forlana Erdos ... Tejal
Rex Young Rex Young ... Sam
Gil Grail Gil Grail ... Mark
Bob Bonnet Bob Bonnet ... Cop
Alexander Lasky Alexander Lasky ... Gordon
David Mann David Mann ... Tony
Janan Raouf ... Jennifer
Vince Byrne Sr. Vince Byrne Sr. ... MacKenzie
Nicki Cochrane Nicki Cochrane ... Asha
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Storyline

The only goal of an ageing Asian-American widow is to see her son and rebellious daughter (described as an American Born Confused Deshi or ABCD) married off to respectable Indian families.

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Taglines:

Its about choices!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
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Details

Official Sites:

Laxmi / The Business

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,372, 2 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$120,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Laxmi Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Although Adriane Forlana Erdos is of Italian and Hungarian descent, she got the part of Indian immigrant Tejal because she looks Indian and had studied and become adept at classical Indian dance, another attribute required of the character. See more »

Connections

References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

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Just not the right movie
12 January 2002 | by cmbhattSee all my reviews

This movie is serious and it doesn't claim to solve the problems. But, movies are an experience to entertain, this is not entertainment. This is like watching my kid sister in one of her bad moments of life. There is not even a glimmer of hope anywhere.


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