The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

Tsai Chin
Director: Wayne Wang Cast: Tsai Chin
Tsai Chin
, Kieu Chinh
Kieu Chinh
, Lisa Lu
Lisa Lu
Wayne Wang

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Overview

Director Wayne Wang and screenwriter Ronald Bass effectively interweave sixteen mother-daughter tales in their silken film version of Amy Tan's best-selling novel about the clash between generations. The film takes place in present-day San Francisco, concentrating on a group of late-middle-aged Chinese women. Ever since arriving in the United States after World War II, the women have gathered weekly to play mah-jongg and to tell stories, regaling each other with tales of their children and grandchildren, giving each other a sense of hope and renewal in the midst of poverty and hardship. The Joy Luck Club is made up of four women -- Suyuan (Kieu Chinh), Lindo (Tsai Chin), Ying Ying (France Nuyen), and An Mei (Lisa Lu). But when Suyuan dies, the three surviving members invite Suyuan's daughter June (Ming-Na Wen) to take her place. Along with the daughters of the other members -- Waverly (Tamlyn Tomita), Lena (Lauren Tom), and Rose (Rosalind Chao) -- June is a Chinese-American with only a passing interest in her rich cultural heritage. But through vignettes that switch back and forth in time, the daughters begin to appreciate the struggles of their mothers to start their families in the optimistic promise of the United States.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/11/2012
UPC: 0786936827088
Original Release: 1993
Rating: R
Source: Touchstone / Disney
Region Code: ABC
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:19:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tsai Chin Lindo
Kieu Chinh Suyuan
Lisa Lu An Mei
France Nuyen Ying Ying
Rosalind Chao Rose
Tamlyn Tomita Waverly
Lauren Tom Lena
Ming-Na Wen June
Michael Paul Chan Harold
Andrew McCarthy Ted
Christopher Rich Rich
Russell Wong Lin Xiao
Vivian Wu An Mei's Mother
Jack Ford Mr. Jordan
Diane Baker Mrs. Jordan
Risa Bramon Garcia Actor
Heidi Levitt Actor
Lisa Connolly Singing Girl
Irene Ng Lindo--Age 15
Victor Wong Old Chong
Nicholas Guest Hairdresser
Kim Chew Mrs. Chew
Philip Moon Ken
Lucille Soong Popo
Elizabeth Sung 2nd Wife
Chao Li Chi June's Father

Technical Credits
Wayne Wang Director,Producer
Ralph Bass Producer
Ronald Bass Producer,Screenwriter
Marcei Brubaker Asst. Director
Maysie Hoy Editor
Josh King Asst. Director
Patrick Markey Producer
Amir Mokri Cinematographer
Valli O'Reilly Makeup
Oliver Stone Executive Producer
Rachel Portman Score Composer
Jim Poynter Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Diane B. Smith Production Designer
Michael Smuin Choreography
Amy Tan Producer,Screenwriter
Lydia Tanji Costumes/Costume Designer
Janet Yang Executive Producer

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