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Tough Love (I) (2005)
Crime

This is a semi-autobiographical story of Tina, a Vietnamese woman who seeks freedom in America during the first wave of the "boat people" exodus. During a horrendous month - long journey from Vietnam to Hong Kong in a small, flimsy boat, ...See moreThis is a semi-autobiographical story of Tina, a Vietnamese woman who seeks freedom in America during the first wave of the "boat people" exodus. During a horrendous month - long journey from Vietnam to Hong Kong in a small, flimsy boat, Tina, her husband and their 6 month old child had to endure tremendous hardships. Their craft, loaded down with 40 refugees, was attacked twice by pirates, who took all their money and belongings. They also managed to survive a violent storm which almost destroyed their craft. Their 6 month old son was not so lucky, however, and died of exposure. Penniless, and devastated by the loss of her son, she makes her way to the west coast of Canada, where she realizes that the "American Dream" is not at all what's it's made out to be. What happens when the American dream turns into a nightmare? Written by Anonymous See less
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Director
Writers
Frank A. Caruso (screenplay) | Tina Vu (story)
Producer
Cinematographer
Editors
Jay Guerriere (as Jason Guerriere) | David Lees
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Release date
May 9, 2005 (Canada)

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Cast

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32 cast members
Name Known for
Tina Vu
Tina Lee Tina Lee   See fewer
Anthony Tran
Anthony Long Anthony Long   See fewer
Chris Bentz
Robert Aldridge Robert Aldridge   See fewer
Tamara Jolaine
Lisa (as Tamara Haasan) Lisa (as Tamara Haasan)   See fewer
Mandy Lee Jones
Wendy Stevens Wendy Stevens   See fewer
Frank A. Caruso
Johnny Ianni Johnny Ianni   See fewer
Howard Ho
Mr. Long Mr. Long   See fewer
Millie Ho
Mrs. Long Mrs. Long   See fewer
Marc Tremblay
Serbian Gang Member Serbian Gang Member   See fewer
Kevin Hunter
Italian Hitman #1 Italian Hitman #1   See fewer
Ennio Borsi
Italian Hitman #2 Italian Hitman #2   See fewer
Joseph Ling
Asian Hitman #1 Asian Hitman #1   See fewer
Boris
Asian Hitman #2 Asian Hitman #2   See fewer
Bartell Roebuck
Club Heavy Club Heavy   See fewer
Chibuu Phan
Asian Bodyguard Asian Bodyguard   See fewer
Casper Vattiata
Tina's Bodyguard Tina's Bodyguard   See fewer
Richard Goodship
Undercover Cop Undercover Cop   See fewer
Matthew Weyrich
Serbian Gang Member Serbian Gang Member   See fewer
Sheldon Inkol
Undercover Cop Undercover Cop   See fewer
Phil Nicols
Arresting Officer Arresting Officer   See fewer
R.J. Parrish
Gang Member Gang Member   See fewer
Amanda Jane Smith
Party girl Party girl   See fewer
Johny Vu
Tina's Son Tina's Son   See fewer
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