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Iron & Silk (1990)

PG
92 min | Comedy, Drama

Mark Salzman always was interested in Kung-Fu and the Chinese culture, claims to have seen every Kung-Fu movie. 1982, with a degree in Chinese literature, he visits a province university in China for two years to teach Chinese teachers the...See moreMark Salzman always was interested in Kung-Fu and the Chinese culture, claims to have seen every Kung-Fu movie. 1982, with a degree in Chinese literature, he visits a province university in China for two years to teach Chinese teachers the English language. He learns the refinements of correct behavior among Chinese people, makes friends with his pupils, falls in love with the young doctor Ming, learns Wushu (similar Kung-Fu) from the famous teacher Pan... but also learns about political repression, especially when he's forbidden contact with some of his friends. Written by Tom Zoerner See less
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Mark Salzman (autobiography) (screenplay) | Shirley Sun
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Jan 20, 1990 (United States)

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14 cast members
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Hangcheng Dong
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Xihong Jiang
Teacher Zhang Teacher Zhang   See fewer
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Jeanette Lin Tsui
Teacher Hei Teacher Hei   See fewer
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Espérance Pham Thai Lan
Zhang & April Zhang & April   See fewer
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Mark Salzman
Teacher Mark Teacher Mark   See fewer
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Xudong Sun
Sinbad Sinbad   See fewer
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Funglin To
Old Sheep Old Sheep   See fewer
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Yang Xiru
Dr. Wang Dr. Wang   See fewer
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Xiao Ying
April April   See fewer
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Hu Yun
Fatty Du Fatty Du   See fewer
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Lu Zhiquan
Teacher Li Teacher Li   See fewer
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Genyuan Zhuang
Teacher Xu Teacher Xu   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 417 votes