Chan Is Missing Poster

Release Date: June 4th, 1982

DVD Release Date: January 24th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
In this understated comedy from director Wayne Wang, Jo (Wood Moy), a cab driver in San Francisco's Chinatown, and his nephew, Steve (Marc Hayashi), have placed their combined savings into the hands of the shady and mysterious Chan. When this unreliable holder of their funds disappears, Jo and Steve become amateur investigators and attempt to track him down, meeting with resistance -- and plenty of humorous characters and situations -- along the way.

Cast: Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Laureen Chew

Director: Wayne Wang

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: New Yorker Films

Distributors: New Yorker Films

Keywords: Underdog, 1980s, Quest, Amusing, Mystery, Investigation, Endearing

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  • The movie has an unforced, affectionate sense of humor about its characters. show more

  • Chan Is Missing is not only an appreciation of a way of life that few of us know anything about; it's a revelation of a marvelous, completely secure new talent. show more

  • What matters is the affection Wang has for his characters and the portrait of assimilation represented by the characters the amateur sleuths encounter. Whimsical, certainly, but also generous, insightful and funny. show more

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