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Chan Is Missing (1982)

Cast: Marc Hayashi, Wood Moy, Laureen Chew, more...
Director: Wayne Wang
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Studio: Koch Lorber Films
Genre: Drama, Independent, Crime
Running Time: 80 min.
Languages: English, Cantonese
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
This thriller about a $4000 robbery was successfully lensed by writer/director Wayne Wang on a budget of $22,000. Cabdrivers Wood Moy and Marc Hayashi are robbed by the elusive Chan Hung (whom we never see in the film). As Moy and Hayashi track down the thief, Wang offers indelible images of the seamier portions of San Francisco's Chinatown. Whether the two cabbies ever retrieve their lost loot is immaterial; the film is a mood and character piece, seasoned with unexpected moments of laughter. Chan is Missing became a sleeper on the arthouse circuit, a fact that would open many professional doors for the multi-talented Wayne Wang. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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City by the Bay by Jezcab January 11, 2006 - 9:43 AM PST
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This is the first movie I saw when I moved to SF 13 years ago. It thrilled me to see the parts of the city I had yet to explore. It also opened me up to the great cinema that I am immersed in today. Wayne Wang is amazing and hilarious, this film is as exciting as Bullit.




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