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Lucky Grandma (2019)

Set in New York City's Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck - and in the middle of a gang war.

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Sasie Sealy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tsai Chin ... Grandma
Hsiao-Yuan Ha ... Big Pong
Michael Tow ... Little Handsome
Woody Fu Woody Fu ... Pock-Mark
Yan Xi ... Sister Fong
Wai Ching Ho ... Lei Lei the Fortune Teller
Clem Cheung ... Benny Ng
Eddie Yu ... Howard
Mason Yam ... Little David
Lyman Chen ... Sister Fong's Driver
Arden Wolfe ... Nomi
Zilong Zee ... Lao Shei
Kristen Hung ... Betsy
Emma Hong ... Luna
Wayne Chang ... Bank Manager
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In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho ) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck-suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard (Corey Ha) from a rival gang and soon finds herself in the middle of a Chinatown gang war. Written by Tribeca Film Festival

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English | Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

28 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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The film is inspired by the films director Sasie Sealy watched growing up, as well as the works of Bong Joon-ho. See more »

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7 November 2019 | by blackaablackaaSee all my reviews

As a Queens N.Y. native I see this everyday in Flushing Queens


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