Pushing Hands Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Pushing Hands the Movie

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Aging tai chi master Mr. Chu (Lung) leaves Beijing to live with his son Alex (Wang) and daughter-in-law Martha (Snyder) in suburban New York. High-strung Martha doesn't understand her tranquilly stubborn father-in-law, nor does Chu find disposable American society much to his liking. Naturally, and slowly, some accomodations are made. The title is a tai chi reference to keeping your opponent off-balance while maintaining your own equilibrium. Director Lee's debut feature is also the first in his trilogy of family films--followed by the more accomplished "The Wedding Banquet" and "Eat Drink Man Woman." English and Mandarin Chinese with subtitles.


Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Family Reunions, Growing Older, Marriage
Ang Lee
Sihung Lung, Deb Snyder, Bo Z. Wang, Lai Wang
Jong Lin
Ang Lee
Xiao-Song Qu
Ted Hope, James Schamus, Ang Lee, Emily Liu

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