In New York City, Canal Street divides Little Italy and Chinatown, and a bridge separates Manhattan from Brooklyn. But this doesn't stop a turf war from erupting among Italian and Chinese organized crime syndicates. There's Al Capella, Manhattan mob boss, Amador Condimento, Brooklyn mob boss, and Hung Phat, Chinatown Triad boss. They're all involved in the illegal trafficking of oils, spices, and herbs has been around for centuries, begun by the great Italian explorer Marco Polo-and its very serious business for these crime families. Recently, they've been trying to move in on each other's turf and tensions are high. And when a Chinese guy named "Vinny" Chow starts poking around and tries to join the MOB (to get an Italian girl), the double-crossing begins. The title "Made in Chinatown" is a play on the phrase "Made in China" and the Italian Mafia's notion of being "Made") - And so, Vinny Chow literally is "Made" in Chinatown.
When a Chinese guy impersonates The Don... Fuhgeddaboudit!
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Made in Chinatown was shot almost entirely in Philadelphia because Philadelphia's Chinatown is so large, authentic and preserved. See more