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Take Out (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 January 2004 (USA)
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An illegal Chinese immigrant falls behind on payments on an enormous smuggling debt. Ming Ding has only until the end of the day to come up with the money.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Jang Charles Jang ... Ming Ding
Jeng-Hua Yu Jeng-Hua Yu ... Young
Wang-Thye Lee Wang-Thye Lee ... Big Sister
Justin Wan Justin Wan ... Wei
Jeff Huang Jeff Huang ... Ma
Shih-Yun Tsou Shih-Yun Tsou ... Collector #1
Joe Chien Joe Chien ... Collector #2
Waley Liu Waley Liu ... Ming's roommate
Ed Jansen ... Ming's roommate 2
David Liu David Liu ... Ming's roommate 3
Eva Huang Eva Huang ... Ming's cousin
Ethel Brooks Ethel Brooks ... First delivery
Victor Sally Victor Sally ... Fried hard
Tanya Perez ... Second delivery
Maria Greenspan Maria Greenspan ... Portuguese delivery
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An illegal Chinese immigrant falls behind on payments on an enormous smuggling debt. Ming Ding has only until the end of the day to come up with the money.

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Once you enter America, you have succeeded. See more »

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Drama

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Not Rated
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USA

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English | Mandarin | Spanish

Release Date:

18 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$3,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,505, 8 June 2008

Gross USA:

$69,816

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,816
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moving neo-realist slice of life
27 April 2004 | by littlemesSee all my reviews

Directors Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou outdo themselves with their tale which is about much more than the sum of its parts. Excellent performances from professionals and non-professionals highlight this story of one young immigrant's struggle to survive in a country that doesn't care what state he is in, they just want their deliveries on time. Please seek this out and see what can be done with no money and a lot of talent. This story could be done 'Hollywood' style, with its crucial deadlines and world pressing in on Ming Ding(the lead), but it doesn't need to rely on overmanipulative scores, frenetic editing or artificial suspense..the way it's laid out will keep you on edge as it is.


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