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Now Chinatown (2000)

112 min | Drama, Romance

Lee's family sent her from China to Los Angeles three years ago to be a waitress in a Chinatown restaurant and send money home to support her ailing grandmother. She lives with her bitter aunt, and endures terrible treatment at work, but ...See moreLee's family sent her from China to Los Angeles three years ago to be a waitress in a Chinatown restaurant and send money home to support her ailing grandmother. She lives with her bitter aunt, and endures terrible treatment at work, but feels trapped. Steve, a well-traveled engineer, enters her shabby restaurant by accident one day and is smitten by her. He works to bring her out of her misery and isolation in the short time before he has to leave for a job in China. Written by Jon Reeves See less
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Director
Steve Dunning (as Steven Dunning)
Writer
Steve Dunning (as Steven Dunning)
Cinematographer
Editor
Joe Woo Jr. (as Joe Woo)
Casting Director
Steve Dunning (as Steven Dunning)
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Updated Feb 5, 2000

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Feb 5, 2000 (United States)
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19 cast members
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Denise Ames
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Dana Byrne
Mahjong Player (as Dana Pan) Mahjong Player (as Dana Pan)   See fewer
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Chao Li Chi
Mr. Quong Mr. Quong   See fewer
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Charles Rahi Chun
Chef (as Charles Chun) Chef (as Charles Chun)   See fewer
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Steve Dunning
Steve (as Steven Dunning) Steve (as Steven Dunning)   See fewer
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Jack Huang
Melvyn Melvyn   See fewer
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Ming Lo
Assistant Deputy Consul Assistant Deputy Consul   See fewer
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June Kyoto Lu
Empress (as June Kyoko Lu) Empress (as June Kyoko Lu)   See fewer
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Peggy Lu
Aunt Jiang Aunt Jiang   See fewer
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Benjamin Lum
Mr. Fong Mr. Fong   See fewer
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Michael Minh
Chiang Chiang   See fewer
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Debi Parker
Mrs. Fong Mrs. Fong   See fewer
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Tuan Tran
Bicyclist Bicyclist   See fewer
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Jay Wang
Johnny Johnny   See fewer
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Michael Yama
Deputy Consul Deputy Consul   See fewer
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Harry Du Young
Assistant Chef Assistant Chef   See fewer
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CiCi Zhu
Mahjong Player Mahjong Player   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 75 votes