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      Pushing Hands

      1992, Comedy, 1h 48m

      12 Reviews 100+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      Having just moved from Beijing, elderly tai chi master Mr. Chu (Sihung Lung) struggles to adjust to life in New York, living with his Americanized son Alex (Ye-tong Wang). Chu immediately butts heads with his put-upon white daughter-in-law, Martha (Deb Snyder), a writer who seems to blame him for her own paralyzing inability to focus. But when Chu begins teaching tai chi at a local school, his desire to make a meaningful connection comes to fruition in the most unexpected of ways. PUSHING HANDS is the debut film from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, forming the first chapter in his "Father Knows Best" trilogy, which depicts the tensions between the traditional Confucian values of the older generation and the realities of modern life.

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Ang Lee

      • Producer: Ted Hope, Ang Lee, Emily Yi-Ming Liu, James Schamus

      • Writer: James Schamus, Ang Lee

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $9.6K

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      • Distributor: Good Machine International

      • Production Co: Central Motion Pictures Corporation

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      • Feb 16, 2016

        Ang Lee's debut film and he only got better.

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      • Feb 20, 2012

        Absolutely powerful film, using 3 different perspectives to look at a family of mixed race. The storyline is about immigration and culture recognition, it's darkly humorous and yet tragic. The actors didn't have any acting experience which made the film even more natural and realistic.

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      • Jul 17, 2011

        Early Ang Lee drama about the problems of cross-cultural family expectations and responsibilities wth a Chinese father coming over to live with his son and reluctant American daugher in law. Dated but interesting. <img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/90/211401503_c4c3ff0c41_m.jpg">

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      • May 02, 2008

        Interesting! Great story plot.

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