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Lucky Grandma ()


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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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Grandma
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Big Pong
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Little Handsome
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Pock-Mark
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Sister Fong
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Lei Lei the Fortune Teller
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Benny Ng
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Howard
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Little David
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Sister Fong's Driver
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Nomi
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Lao Shei
Kristen Hung ...
Betsy
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Luna
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Bank Manager
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Bank Teller
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Da Wei
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Lynn
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Gambler

Directed by

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Sasie Sealy

Written by

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Banban Cheng ... () (as Angela Cheng)
 
Sasie Sealy ... ()

Produced by

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Penny B. Jackson ... co-executive producer
Milton Liu ... associate producer
Gilana Lobel ... line producer
Joanna Lu ... associate producer
Gine Lui ... co-producer
Melvin Mar ... executive producer
Cara Marcous ... producer (produced by)
Krista Parris ... producer (produced by)

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Andrew Orkin

Cinematography by

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Eduardo Enrique Mayén

Film Editing by

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Hye Mee Na

Editorial Department

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Sam Daley ... colorist
Diane Grandchamp ... assistant editor
Philippe Majdalani ... feature finishing producer
Lulu Men ... assistant editor
Pablo Momene ... dailies technician
Josh Perault ... digital conform
Steven Sosa ... dailies technician

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Jessica Daniels

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Cassia Maher

Art Direction by

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Dave Brenneman

Costume Design by

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Aubrey Laufer

Makeup Department

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Meagan Coyle ... hair department head
Hinano Leung ... makeup department head / special makeup effects artist

Production Management

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Maya Korn ... assistant production manager
Mayuran Tiruchelvam ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kether Abeles ... first assistant director: additional photography
Siena Brown ... first assistant director
Kyle Casper ... second assistant director: Fill in
Vic Coram ... second assistant director: additional photography
Aton Roberts ... second assistant director
Geraldine Schubert ... second second assistant director

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Sarah Deaner ... assistant property master
Izabelle Garcia ... property master
James Hamme ... Leadman
Shawn Patrick O'Connor ... Scenic Artist (as Shawn O'Connor)

Sound Department

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Alistair Farrant ... sound recordist
Lee Salevan ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Alexa Zimmerman ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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Jaime Miller ... pyrotechnic effects

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Luc Job ... senior lead flame artist
Danny Princz ... visual effects artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tanner Carlson ... steadicam operator
Matthew Devlin ... assistant camera
Aaron Herschlag ... electrician
Connor Lawson ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Daniel Frankel ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lowri Best ... set costumer
Nikki Maltezos ... assistant costume designer
Molly Schneider ... costume coordinator

Location Management

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Kareem Edwards ... location assistant
Joanna Lu ... location manager

Music Department

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Satoshi Mark Noguchi ... score mixer

Script and Continuity Department

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Yajing Wu ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Maria Altamirano ... production coordinator
Kareem Edwards ... location assistant
Bianca Grimshaw ... production counsel
King Lee ... production assistant
Jessica Liou ... Key Set Production Assistant
Bryn Eva O'Connor ... additional pa
Monna Sabouri ... production assistant
Keva Walker ... Choreographer

Thanks

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Kresh Novakovic ... the producers wish to thank
Jane Rosenthal ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • 幸運的奶奶 (Taiwan)
  • Телохранитель бабушки (Russia)
  • Babcia szczęściara (Poland)
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  • 87 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Tsai Chin got along with everyone on set. However, she found scene where Grandma Wong is running from Red Dragon thugs and hiding in a store to be difficult. See more »

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