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A Great Wall (1986)

97 min - - 30 May 1986
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When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chao's for a vacation. The clash of cultures, between the men, wives, and teenagers, leads to some confusion, and misunderstanding.

Director:  Peter Wang

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When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chao's for a vacation. The clash of cultures, between the men, wives, and teenagers, leads to some confusion, and misunderstanding.


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Release Date:  30 May 1986

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Runtime:  1 h 37 min

When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits.

He takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chao’s for a vacation. The clash of cultures, between the men, wives, and teenagers, leads to some confusion, and misunderstanding.

A Great Wall is a 1986 comedy-drama film written, directed and starring Peter Wang. It was the first American feature film shot in the People’s Republic of China and was Kelvin Han Yee’s first film.

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When a Silicon Valley Chinese American executive goes back to his homeland of China for the first time in 30 years, he and his family encounter many culture clashes between the lives that they lead in the United States and the lives of their relatives in China. The finale of the movie includes an exciting table tennis match involving the Chinese-American son played by Kelvin Han Yee. [Wikipedia]