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Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves (2008)

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1870's America. A Chinese immigrant falsely accused of murdering a white woman is viciously hunted down; he'll have to prove his innocence in a time when people of color had "no legal rights" and could be bought and sold for a profit.

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Aki Aleong
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reggie Lee ... Sing
Timothy Bottoms ... Thomas
Jason Connery ... Sam
Coolio ... Roger
Danny Trejo ... Manolo
Ernest Borgnine ... Judge Holliday
Olivia Hussey ... Mrs. Duncan
Lorenzo Lamas ... Father Smith
Christopher Atkins ... Jacob
Geoffrey Lewis ... Lewis
Martin Kove ... Sheriff Jones
Edward Albert ... Charles
Aki Aleong ... Leongsing / Akong
Bo Svenson ... Foreman Bo
Theresa Russell ... Mrs. Williams
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1870's America. A Chinese immigrant falsely accused of murdering a white woman is viciously hunted down; he'll have to prove his innocence in a time when people of color had "no legal rights" and could be bought and sold for a profit. Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance explores the exploitation of Chinese workers during the building of American railroads. The workers not only spent long hours, but the work was often dangerous and fatal. The Chinaman is a fugitive on the run, and all odds are against him. While stealing a horse was a hanging offense in the Old West, our fugitive knows that killing a Chinaman is not a crime. Written by Todd DeBonis

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When you don't have a chance in Hell, you have a Chinaman's chance! See more »


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John Phillip Law's final film. See more »

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A Long Way To Go
Written by Perris Alexander and Aki Aleong
Performed by Darrin Milton
Courtesy of Right Door Productions
Under License from Perris Music/Pan-World Publishing
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Waste of time...melodrama instead of history
14 August 2019 | by rosiedenatoSee all my reviews

Mr. Aleong should stick to acting. Apparently for this film he thought if he'd call in acting favors from all of his friends, who all give the worst performances of their careers, and write a thrown-together screenplay in which the lead actor cries constantly, he could piggyback the important story of Chinese persecution in America, with almost no education to be gained from his film, and do the the viewer the service of listening to him sing while the credits go up. Absolute garbage of a film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell See more »

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Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,891,729
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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