China Girl

Synopsis: A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers, causing a tragic conflict between ethnic gangs.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Abel Ferrara
Production: Vestron Video
  1 nomination.
90 min

Come on!

You boys lost?

- Friends of yours, Tony?

Open it.

Come on, motherf***er.

I'm telling you, Ty.

We gotta go back there tonight.

Yea? How am I

supposed to do that?

Tell your bud to go to hell. If he

don't like it, you can stay with me.

What if this guy

doesn't even like me?

Stop f***ing around, go for it.


She just danced with

some guy, yo. It's no big deal.

Who asked you? - Come on, man.

What you want her to do?

You want her to stay home every night?

Well, she will. Unless she

learns who to hang around with.

I still don't know what I

did that was so wrong.

You wanna socialize?

Stay in this neighbourhood.

Yeah, and what if there's no one

I like in the neighbourhood? - Why?

'Cause they're all Chinese?

Why don't you just mind

your own business.

This has nothing to do with you.

- That's a load of sh*t.

We're Chinese, Tyan,

that's how it is.

Can't stay in Chinatown,

you stay home.

Your supper's ready.

She's right, you know. She

didn't do anything wrong.

She's my sister. I'll decide

what's right or wrong for her.

Why don't you just leave her alone?

- Cause she's my friend.

Well she don't need

friends like you.

You're half the problem of all

those bullshit anyway.

I can take care of her by myself.

I don't need your help.

This ain't China, yo.

We'll see you later, Ty.

That's what America does to them.

So? What are you gonna

do about the "Canton Garden"?

Nothing. It don't

belong to us anymore.

Bullshit. That store's mine, man.

We don't do bussiness

in Little Italy, Tsu.

(speaking Chinese)

I don't care.

I don't want no trouble.

I've got enough as it is.

You worry too much, man.

You gotta relax... This is business.

I know what it is, just forget it.

You stay out of there.

Leave that store alone.

So what'd that knucklehead say?

Look, the kid had no bussiness

being down there to begin with,

you know what I mean?

- Yeah, but he knows this.

He gotta be told this.

You must spit on my f***ing shoe.

Oh, they are from Flatfish, right?

- Hi, how are you doing?

Oh, look at this, look at this.

- Grand opening.


What does this mean?

There's a whole bunch of them.

Hey, smile pretty.

Hey, Romeo, what's that on your face?

Sh*t, it's too hard for you, Mercury.

Eh, you look good with

that coltex on your nose.

Why don't you run across the street

and get the fish out to take your picture.

I'll tell you now, Tony... I catch you in

that f***ing neighbourhood again

I swear to Christ I'm gonna smack the

sh*t outta ya, you understand me?

- Told you, I wasn't in that neighbourhood.

That was wrong. How many times I gotta

tell you to stay away from these people?

People? They don't even look human.

Look at them. Did you ever seen

one without a camera in his hand?

Did you ever noticed that they're

squinting even when it's cloudy?

Thank God I ain't stupid...

Hey, Alby, look...all the

dough is ready for tonight.

Can I get out of here?

What's the big hurry?

Eh, I made plans. I wanna go out.

Come on.

Where you going?

I don' know, maybe

I'll go to Rosetta.

Did you bring those

cases up from the basement?

Yeah, don't worry about it. Look,

can I go? Nicky'll take over for me.

Go ahead.

Come over here.

You do what I tell you, understand?

Go ahead, get lost.

Sound like p*ssy to me.

Hey, where you going, Rosetta's?

Don't I get a kiss? Hey!

What's up, Joe? How's it going?

Hey Tony, I got something for ya.

Where's Alby?

He's working.

Is that Tony?

- Yeah, it's me, mom.

How did things go at work today?

Alright, not bad.

Hey, don't eat a lot of bread,

you'll ruin your appetite.

Ma, did I get any phone calls today?

- No, not today.

Where'd you get the pretty flower?

Rosy gave it to me.

What, ma? - Let me see your nose.

- It's alright.

You're supposed to

change that band-aid.

All right, I'll do it, I'll do it.

- Go change it now.

Ma, where are the band-aids?

I don't know.

Where'd you leave 'em?

Another greaseball.

Where's Yung?

He's afraid to cross the border.

He's afraid of the old man.

What about you?

I don't take orders from nobody.

What do you want here?

- You know what we want.

You making mistake. I have

no store down there any more.

Just 'cause you moved two blocks

don't mean sh*t.

You're Chinese, your store's Chinese.

And you pay us for protection.

I have no more money.

I pay for everything.

The Chinese do business

with the Chinese.

(speaking Chinese)

You got it?

That's all he's got, man.

You bring us the rest by tomorrow.

Let's go.

Hundred, hundred-fifthy...That's why

we went there for? That's all we get?

What about the money?

- I'll pick it up tomorrow.

What about Yung?

F*** Yung.

F*** that.

He don't even f***ing care...

F***ing greaseball!

If you'd like a coctail before dinner,

waiter from the bar will take your order.

Enjoy your meal.

20 years ago the Italians

own 40 blocks north of Chinatown.

Now they own three.

Five years from now, you'll

have to go to Brooklyn to get a pizza.

Yung-kan... we have

high hopes for you.

But you must learn

what it means to be a real Chung-tzu.

A gentleman of the people.

Our relationship with the

Italians is of mutual benefit to everyone.

It is good for the neighbourhood.

And a real Chung-tzu does

only what is good for his people.

Peace is good for his people.

Obedience is good for his people.

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Nicholas St. John

For the American screenwriter, see Nicholas St. John (screenwriter). Nicholas St. John (by 1526 – 8 November 1589), was an English politician. He was the eldest son of Sir John St John of Lydiard Park, Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire. He succeeded his father in 1576. He was a Gentleman pensioner by 1552 to 1560. He sat on the Wiltshire bench as a Justice of the Peace from c.1574 and was appointed High Sheriff of Wiltshire for 1579–80. He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Camelford in March 1553, Saltash in 1555, Cricklade in 1563, Great Bedwyn in 1571 and Marlborough in 1572. He married Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir Richard Blount of Mapledurham, Oxfordshire, with whom he had 3 sons and 5 daughters. He was succeeded by his eldest son, John. His second son, Oliver, was made Lord Deputy of Ireland and Viscount Grandison. more…

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