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Chan Is Missing (1982)

Chan Is Missing (1982)

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Robbed of $4000 by the elusive Chan Hung, a pair of cabdrivers attempt to track down the thief through the seamier portions of San Francisco's Chinatown.

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Cast

Judy Nihei
as Lawyer
Judi Nihei
as Lawyer
Peter Wang
as Henry, the Cook
Ellen Yeung
as Mrs. Chan
George Woo
as George
Virginia Cerenio
as Jenny's Friend
Roy Chan
as Mr. Lee
Isaac Cronin
as Narrator
Wayne Wang
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Chan Is Missing

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

A classic, albeit unsolvable, brainteaser.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

Wang makes Chan Is Missing to a similar recipe-the film is imbued with, and is entirely about, Chinese-ness, but adopts a quintessentially American form, the film noir mystery.

September 15, 2016 | Full Review…
Film Comment Magazine

Every element in the movie illustrates its underlying concerns: identity and assimilation among Asian-Americans, sociolinguistics, and what one character in the tale describes as "cross-cultural misunderstandings."

June 1, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
EmanuelLevy.Com

what develops isn't a mystery, but rather a look at the city from the inside out.

January 20, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5
Filmcritic.com

By no means great, but an astonishing achievement for $20,000.

September 9, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A delight.

January 9, 2004 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Chan Is Missing

This movie wasn't exactly what I expected or wanted to see, but it was okay. You learn a lot about Chinese Americans, Chinatown, and culture clashes. I liked that part, and the little bits of humor strewn about. What I didn't like was the ending.

Aj V
Aj V

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