Catfish in Black Bean Sauce


1h 59m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Dwayne and his sister Mai are Vietnamese siblings who were adopted by an African-American couple. Now in his mid-20s, Dwayne is very comfortable, enjoying a good relationship with his parents and his African-American girlfriend. Meanwhile Mai is less satisfied with her life, Because she was adopted

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Cinelease, Inc.; Cinema Research Corporation; Intervideo Inc; Joan Pearce, Research Associates; Panavision, Ltd.; Straightline; Title House, Inc.; Truman Van Dyke Company
Distribution Company
IRON HILL/IRONHILL PICTURES; First Look Holdings
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

Dwayne and his sister Mai are Vietnamese siblings who were adopted by an African-American couple. Now in his mid-20s, Dwayne is very comfortable, enjoying a good relationship with his parents and his African-American girlfriend. Meanwhile Mai is less satisfied with her life, Because she was adopted at age ten while Dwayne was just a young boy, Mai has many memories of her birth mother and is consumed by the desire to reunite with her. Mai's efforts eventually pay off and a reunion with their mother is soon at hand. For Mai, hopes of finally being able to grasp her identity cause elation. For Dwayne, the impending reunion shakes the solid foundation he's spent his life building.

Crew

Skyler J.d. Adler

Production Designer

Cecil Anderson

Swing

Jami Anderson

On-Set Dresser

Angelo

Song; Song Producer

Angelo

Song Performer ("Flashback Joint" "Red Negligee")

Sharon Asamoto

Assistant Make-Up/Hair Stylist

Joe Ball

Lighting & Grip Equipment

John W Barbee

Other

Thomas Bartke

Music Editor

Gary Bechtel

Location Manager

Bobby Bell

Other

Matthew D Berlowe

1st Assistant Camera

Paul J M Bogh

1st Assistant Director

Sean Borjes

1st Assistant Editor

Sean Borjes

Trailer Editor

Jonathon Bradley

Grip

Allen Brnwell

Electrician

Al Burton

Transportation Captain

Roger Byrd

Driver

Kevin Cadwallader

Other

Anthony M Cady

Grip

Bruce Cardozo

Other

Angela Carlson

Stand-In

Roman Daniel Carrillo

Production Coordinator

Matt Chance

Source Music Consultant

Steve Chen

Special Thanks

Cutis X Choy

Production Sound Mixer

Roshad Coes

Song; Song Producer ("Should I Stay")

Lorraine Conklin

Camera Intern

Peter Conn

Digital Effects

Joe Dandy

Song Performer

Joe Dandy

Song; Song Producer ("Momma")

Therese Mignonne Daniels

Special Thanks

Josie Dapar

Special Thanks

Alex Day

Song

Alex Day

Song Performer ("Should I Stay")

Shirish Dayal

Special Thanks

William D Debiasio

Art Department Coordinator

Alan M Decker

Dialogue Editor

Alan M Decker

Re-Recording Mixer

Joanne N Diep

Special Thanks

Dan Duffy

Driver

Hue Duong

Special Thanks

David W Durner

Electrician

Casey Ellison

Grip

Eric Fannin

Other

Ruurd Fenega Jr.

Videographer

Eileen Fields

Production Manager

Steve Galloway

Video Playback Operator

David T Gerry

Driver

Peter Gregg

Best Boy

Peter Gregg

Best Boy Electric

Andrew M Gross

Special Thanks

Dominick Guida

Art Intern

Pal Bugge Haagenrud

Director Of Photography

Pal Bugge Haagenrud

Camera Operator

Renee Harvey

Makeup/Hair Intern

Robert B Harvey

Camera Equipment

Tiffany Hauck

E P K Editor

Janice Heaton

Makeup/Hair Intern

Peter Henson

Caterer (Wild Wild West Catering)

Joann S H Hoang

Special Thanks

Kirk Hoffman

Stand-In

Dawn Hoggatt

Editor

Vien Hong

Vietnamese Dialect Coach

Vitari Houston

Makeup/Hair Intern

James Howe

Foley Recording

Jodon Hutchins

Grip

Jeff Imalda

Stunt Coordinator

Gary Jackson

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Kyle Jetton

Caterer (Wild Wild West Catering)

Mark Jihanian

Other

L Johnson

Song ("No Stress")

Courtney Jones

Key/Dolly Grip

Maral Kalinian

Costume Designer

Kenny Kaplan

Driver

Yuri Karjane

Other

David Katz

2nd Assistant Editor

Scott Kaye

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Alan Kerr

Foley Artist

Eileen Mack Knight

Casting Director

Lorsen Koo

Graphic Designer

Tracy Langan

Camera Equipment

Tiffanie Larkins

Makeup/Hair Intern

Rosemary Lawrence

Key Makeup/Hair Stylist

Dean Lent

Director Of Photography

Melissa Limmer

Art/Fonts

Mark Linden

Re-Recording Mixer

Mark Linden

Sound Design

Tony Lipari

Production Assistant

Chi Muoi Lo

Screenwriter

Chi Muoi Lo

Producer

Ho Lo

Production Supervisor

Hon Sin Lo

Special Thanks

Le B Lo

Special Thanks

Mun Lo

Special Thanks

Quang Lo

Assistant Production Ccordinator

Young G Lo

Special Thanks

Marc Lowenstein

Special Thanks

Jilien Manges

Music Consultant

Mike Marion

Special Thanks

Mato

Color Timer

Tracina C Mccook

Production Assistant

Robert Mcintosh

Driver

M Mckinney

Song ("No Stress")

Michael Mesirow

Boom Operator

Jeff Miller

Best Boy Grip

Mike Miller

Barber Boom Operator

Chi Moui Lo

Screenwriter

Nancy Myers

Special Thanks

Sean Myers

Special Thanks

Chris Olson

Video Playback Operator

J Y Park

Song Performer ("Rest Of My Life")

J Y Park

Song; Song Producer

Tara Paul

Dialogue Editor

Tara Paul

Re-Recording Mixer

Cory Peavler

Grip

Andy Potvin

Dolby Sound Consultant

Steve Price

Honey Wagon Driver

Jeffrey Reichelderfer

Other

Rebecca Robertson

Script Supervisor

David Roumbos

Caterer (Wild Wild West Catering)

Joan Rowe

Foley Artist

Doug Salkin

Special Thanks

Jason Schnitzer

Driver

Randy Shropshire

Still Photographer

Stanley Smith

Music

Bruce Sugar

Other

James R Thorpe

Gaffer

Kim Torpe

Property Master

Claus Trelby

Assistant Dialogue Editor

Jim Tritchler

Special Thanks

Jimmy Turner

Driver

Cesha Ventre

Wardrobe Supervisor/Set Costumer

Lavassa Weathersby

Casting Assistant

Noel Webb

Song Performer ("Sassy Seduction" "Between The Sheets")

Noel Webb

Original Trailer Score Provider

Noel Webb

Song; Song Producer

Chris Weber

Negative Cutter

Gary Weber

Negative Cutter

Sean Westgate

Other

Carole Widding

Assistant Production Ccordinator

Pieter Wikoff

Craft Service

Tyler Williams

2nd Assistant Camera

Curt Winn

Animation Camera

Ian Woolston-smith

Steadicam Operator

Stanley Yung

Associate Producer

Alexander Yurchikov

2nd Assistant Director

Tony Scott Zubia

Music Supervisor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Cinelease, Inc.; Cinema Research Corporation; Intervideo Inc; Joan Pearce, Research Associates; Panavision, Ltd.; Straightline; Title House, Inc.; Truman Van Dyke Company
Distribution Company
IRON HILL/IRONHILL PICTURES; First Look Holdings
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 1999

Released in United States August 2000

Released in United States June 1999

Released in United States June 9, 2000

Released in United States May 1999

Released in United States on Video September 18, 2001

Released in United States on Video September 25, 2001

Released in United States Summer August 25, 2000

Shown at Florida Film Festival (in competition) June 11-20, 1999.

Shown at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival May 13-20, 1999.

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City August 2-6, 2000.

Shown at WorldFest/Houston Film Festival April 9-18, 1999.

Feature directorial debut for actor Chi Muoi Lo.

Began shooting June 29, 1998.

Completed shooting August 1998.

Released in United States April 1999 (Shown at WorldFest/Houston Film Festival April 9-18, 1999.)

Released in United States May 1999 (Shown at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival May 13-20, 1999.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at Florida Film Festival (in competition) June 11-20, 1999.)

Released in United States June 9, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States August 2000 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City August 2-6, 2000.)

Released in United States Summer August 25, 2000

Released in United States on Video September 18, 2001

Released in United States on Video September 25, 2001