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Title The Joy Luck Club / Hollywood Pictures presents ; an Oliver Stone production in association with Ronald Bass, Amy Tan, Wayne Wang ; a film by Wayne Wang ; screenplay by Amy Tan & Ronald Bass ; produced by Wayne Wang, Amy Tan, Ronald Bass, Patrick Markey ; directed by Wayne Wang.
Imprint Burbank, CA : Hollywood Pictures : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, [2002]

Subject Mothers and daughters -- Drama.
Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Chinese American women -- Drama.
Mothers and daughters -- China -- Drama.
Mothers and daughters -- United States -- Drama.
Women immigrants -- California -- San Francisco -- Drama.
Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Drama.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Drama.
China -- Drama.
Alt Name Stone, Oliver,
Wang, Wayne, 1949-
Bass, Ronald,
Tan, Amy,
Markey, Patrick,
Tsai Chin, 1936-
Kîèu Chinh, 1939-
Lu, Lisa,
Nuyen, France, 1939-
Chao, Rosalind,
Tom, Lauren,
Tomita, Tamlyn,
Ming-Na, 1963-
Chan, Michael Paul,
McCarthy, Andrew, 1962-
Rich, Christopher, 1953-
Wong, Russell, 1963-
Wu, Vivian, 1966-
Portman, Rachel,
Tan, Amy. Joy Luck Club.
Hollywood Pictures.
Buena Vista Home Video (Firm)
Description 1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Note In English and occasional Chinese with optional subtitles in English; closed captioned.
Based upon the novel by Amy Tan.
Cast Tsai Chin (Lindo), Kieu Chinh (Suyuan), Lisa Lu (An Mei), France Nuyen (Ying Ying), Rosalind Chao (Rose), Lauren Tom (Lena), Tamlyn Tomita (Waverly), Ming-Na Wen (June), Michael Paul Chan (Harold), Andrew McCarthy (Ted Jordan), Christopher Rich (Rich), Russell Wong (Lin Xiao), Vivian Wu (An Mei's Mother).
Credits Director of photography, Amir Mokri ; editor, Maysie Hoy ; production designer, Donald Graham Burt ; music, Rachel Portman.
Note Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1993.
Audience MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong depiction of thematic material.
Summary Four mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happen--daughters also become different from their mothers--despite all attempts to perpetuate the status quo.
Contents Hopes and dreams -- Auntie Lindo's story -- Waverly's story -- Auntie Ying Ying's story -- Lena's story -- Auntie An Mei's story -- Rose's story -- Auntie An Mei continues -- June's story -- Suyuans's cherished wish.
ISBN 078883603X
ISBN/ISSN 786936182583
Publisher # 26279 Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment
OCLC # 49939977

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