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Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)

PG-13
105 min | Romance, Western

In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who renames her China Polly and plans to sell her as ...See moreIn 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who renames her China Polly and plans to sell her as entertainment for the locals. Refusing to become a whore, Lalu ultimately finds her own way in this strange country filled with white demons. Written by Kelley O. See less
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Director
Writers
Ruthanne Lum McCunn (novel "Thousand Pieces of Gold") | Anne Makepeace (screenplay)
Composer
Gary Malkin (as Gary Remal Malkin)
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$16,553
Gross (US & Canada)
$717,772
Gross (World)
$717,772
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Release date
Nov 1, 1991 (United States)

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Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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Michael Paul Chan
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Kim Chan
Li Ping Li Ping   See fewer
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Chris Evans
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Weili Fan
Sayan Sayan   See fewer
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Evan C. Kim
Shun Lee Shun Lee   See fewer
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Freda Foh Shen
Ah Ling Ah Ling   See fewer
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John M. Hosking
Watkins Watkins   See fewer
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Mary Matvy
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A.J. Kallan
Parker (as Albert J. Kalanick) Parker (as Albert J. Kalanick)   See fewer
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Mary Beth Lee
Li Yuan (as Mary Lee) Li Yuan (as Mary Lee)   See fewer
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Ron Dorn
John Span John Span   See fewer
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George Cheung
Lung On (as George Kee Cheung) Lung On (as George Kee Cheung)   See fewer
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James Lortz
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Saachiko
Li Ma Li Ma   See fewer
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Danny Wong
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Kerry Yo
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Donny Glade
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7.1 / 10 | 504 votes