Watching TV with the Red Chinese

Watching TV with the Red Chinese Image

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Summary: When Tzu, Wa and Chen come to New York City in the summer of 1980 to study, they find themselves in a strange land far, far away from life in communist China. Consuming a heavy daily diet of American T.V., they are captivated by the cacophonous culture surrounding them. They make friends with their next-door neighbor Dexter, his sometimes girlfriend Suzanne and the struggling filmmaker Billy. They party. One falls dangerously in love. But a brutal mugging and an ex-boyfriend’s crazed jealousy plunge them into a state of cultural confusion and fear. When, on December 8, 1980, John Lennon is murdered, the trio fatefully confronts the social violence that surrounds them. (Roam Films)


Runtime: 105 min
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Production: Blue Water Productions
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Languages: English, Chinese
Director Credit
Shimon Dotan Director
Writer Credit
Luke Whisnant Writer
Netaya Anbar Screenplay
Shimon Dotan Writer
Cast Credit
Adeel Ahmed Big Tree Guy
Alan Feirer Mark - Radio Reporter
Constance Wu Kimi Hu
Daniel Fainman Paramedic
Gillian Jacobs Suzanne
Idara Victor Antigone
Jalen William Desmond Extra
James Chen Tzu
Kenneth Anderson Junkie
Keong Sim Wa
Leonardo Nam Chen
Michael Esper Billy
Peter Scanavino Czapinczyk
Ron C. Jones Little
Ryan O'Nan Dexter
Producer Credit
Charles D. Roden Associate Producer
Netaya Anbar Producer
Sameer Butt Producer
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