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Eat a Bowl of Tea
It's 1949 and New York's Chinatown is about to be turned upside down. Immigration restrictions are ending, and Ben Loy's (Russell Wong) father sends him to China to bring back a bride. It's an arranged marriage, but Ben falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Mei Oi (Cora Miao). After the couple return to New York, the entire community presses in with expectations. It's a big test for Ben - already pressured by his time-consuming new job - and the marriage begins to fall apart. The lonely Mei Oi takes a lover, a slick gambler and womanizer (Eric Tsang). Soon all of Chinatown is deliberating over Ben's private affairs. He nearly loses his now-pregnant wife, an intruder loses an ear, his father is wanted by the law...and the young couple have to start anew on their own terms.
Comedy / Drama
104 min
1989
PG-13
Sony Pictures
English
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3.2
Cast & Crew
 
Wayne Wang
Wayne Wang
Director
Cora Miao
Cora Miao
Mei Oi
Russell Wong
Russell Wong
Ben Loy
Victor Wong
Victor Wong
Wah Gay
Lee Sau Kee
Lee Sau Kee
Bok Fat
Eric Tsang
Eric Tsang
Ah Song
Wai Ching Ho
Wai Ching Ho
Song, Ah
Lau Siu Ming
Lau Siu Ming
Lee Gong
Law Lan
Law Lan
Aunt Gim
Jessica Harper
Jessica Harper
American Prostitute
Fan Hui
Fan Hui
Ben Loy's Mother
John Chan
John Chan
Producer
Lindsay Law
Lindsay Law
Producer
Tom Sternberg
Tom Sternberg
Producer
Louis Chu
Louis Chu
Book Author
Judith Rascoe
Judith Rascoe
Screenwriter