Take Out

Synopsis: An illegal Chinese immigrant falls behind on payments on an enormous smuggling debt. Ming Ding has only until the end of the day to come up with the money.
Genre: Drama
Production: Cavu Pictures
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

Which floor?

Third... fiifith floor.

- Let`s go.

- This place sucks.

- Here`s Number 1 3.

- Yeah.

- Two more floors to go.

-All right.

- I can`t catch my breath.

- Shit. You should quit smoking.

Fourteen, 1 5.

- Over there.

- Is it the one we just passed?

Mi ng Di ng

- Mi ng Di ng, Wake up.

- Someone`s there.

Ming Ding.

- Damn. Everyone`s still in bed.

- Who are you looking for?.

Ming Ding.

Is Ming Ding here?.

What doyou Want?.

- What doyou Want?.

- Out ofthe Way.

- Check that room.

- What areyou doing?.

We`re looking for Ming Ding.

None ofyour business.

- Is that Ming Ding?.

- No.

- Ming Ding

- What areyou doing?.

He`s outside.

- There.

- There he is.

- Bring him out.

- Get up.

Go to your room.

This is none ofyour business.

Sit doWn.

Ming Ding, doyou knoW WhyWe`re here?.

You knoW WhyWe`re here today?.

Doyou knoW that Mr.Jiang

Wants to doubleyour debt?.

I don`t knoW Whatyou`re talking about.

You don`t knoW?.

You need an explanation?.

Okay, Wait.

I had to send some money

home to China.

I`ve been here six months

and haven`t sent a dime back to myWife.

The Whole reason I came here

Was to make money.

The interest Mr.Jiang charges

makes it impossible to save anything.

That`s your problem.

When you borroW money,

you have to pay it back.

The interest and due date Were set.

Mr.Jiang isn`t running a charity.

- I just couldn`t make my last tWo payments.

- Stop acting.

Where`s the money?.

- In the refrigerator.

- The refrigerator?.

Are you trying to keep it fresh?.

There`s no money.

No, the other one.

Got it.

- HoW much is there?.

- About a grand.

Where is the rest?.

I told you I don`t have it right noW.

Don`t act.

This is the deal.

You give us $800 tonight

oryour debt is doubled.

$800 by tonight, then We`ll

talk about a neW payment plan.

A little lesson

soyou`ll neverforgetyour payment.

- Don`t hit me.

- You Won`t forget to pay again.

- Don`t move.

- Don`t hit me. Please.

$800 tonight.

Let`s go.

Seeyou tonight.

Keep it doWn.

We only have $500.

Cheng asks you to be careful.

- You`re Welcome.

- Oh, thankyou.

Damn. You trying to kill me?.

What`s Wrong?.

A little edgy this morning?.


Rough night?.

Me too.

On the phone With myWife last night.

Thousands of miles aWay,

on the other side ofthe earth,

and We still find a Way to fight.

That stinking bitch said...

she said...

that I`m not focused.

That stinking bitch.

AlWays yapping. So annoying.

Is yourWife the same?.

Oh, by the Way.

I just found a neW phone card.

It`s the Asia Universal card.

She`s pretty cute, huh?. Look.

Areyou all right?.

You knoW, calling cards

are a booming business.

I heard about one guyWho sells

Rich overnight.

I have to look into this.

Make a killing.

Let me askyou.

HoW`s your payment going?.

I`m almost done With it.

Four to five months. Then I`m done.

HoW long did it takeyou?.

Around fouryears,

because I spent extra money

on the trip to Europe.

Then from England to here.

Why doyou ask?.

No reason.Just curious.

Your payments going all right?.

All right.

Looks like it Will rain all day.

You tWo are earlier than me today.

- Time to Work.

- Yep, time to Work.

Ma, defrost the shrimp

and don`t forget to cut the broccoli.

The keys.

- Good morning.

- Morning.

- Big Sister, good morning.

- Good morning.

Big Sister, don`t forget

to order pork tonight.

Ma, get the flour.

Young, get the MSG.


SloW doWn.

What`s Wrong?.


- Can`t get it up?. Impotent?.

- F*ckyou.


What`s Wrong With you?.

Can you lend me some money?.

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Sean Baker

Sean Baker is an American film director, cinematographer, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He is best known for the independent feature films Starlet, Tangerine, and The Florida Project. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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