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Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, ... See full summary »

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Xiaogang Feng
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
You Ge ... YoYo
Rosamund Kwan ... Lucy
Donald Sutherland ... Tyler
Da Ying Da Ying ... Louis Wang
Paul Mazursky ... Tony
Ping He Ping He ... (as He Ping)
Biao Fu Biao Fu ... Himself (as Fu Biao)
Chengru Li Chengru Li
Christopher Barden ... Peter
Hanyu Zhang
Paul Duke Paul Duke
Xiaogeng Li Xiaogeng Li ... (as Li Xiaogeng)
Yi-Wei Liu Yi-Wei Liu ... (as Yiwei Liu)
Xu Xiao-Li Xu Xiao-Li ... (as Xu Xiaoli)
Ye Hong Ye Hong
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Storyline

Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, studio boss sells the sagging picture to a Japanese media company. But YoYo is determined to upstage the whole production by granting the director's wish to have a grand "comedy funeral". To raise the money for it, he auctions off advertising and sponsorships for the funeral to companies around the world. But wait...is Don getting better? Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | English | Japanese

Release Date:

21 December 2001 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Shot's Funeral See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$646, 19 January 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$646, 19 January 2003
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Loses something in the translation.........
9 September 2009 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Big Shot's Funeral" doesn't quite add up. First, if you dislike subtitles, look elsewhere, because 80% of the film is in Mandarin. Unfortunately, with Donald Sutherland featured on the DVD jacket, you could easily be mislead into thinking this was not a foreign film. The idea of a "sponsored funeral" is a good one, but unfortunately is beaten to death for 100 minutes, which is way too long for a one joke movie. I can't say I didn't laugh, but it was a real chore to keep up with the rapidly changing subtitles. Definitely has very limited re-watch value, and because of the language barrier, loses something in the translation. - MERK


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