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No Hop Sing, No Bruce Lee: What Do You Do When None of Your Heroes Look Like You?

Various Asian Americans relate how they had to assimilate and adapt to a dominant white society in America. Asian American actors discuss ethnic identity, mass media stereotyping and their subservient roles in the mass media. Film excerpts and actor interviews: Danger Island, Peter Lorre -- Year of living dangerously, Linda Hunt -- Auntie Mame, Yuki Shimoda -- Pink Panther strikes again, Herbert Lom -- Seinfeld, Dom Magwili -- Sixteen candles, Gedde Watanabe -- Bonanza, Victor Sen -- Green Hornet, Bruce Lee -- Flash Gordon, Max von Sydow -- Hook, Dante Basco -- Big trouble in Little China, Dennis Dun, James Hong -- Kung Fu, David Carradine -- American ninja, Guich Koock -- Fiendish plot of Fu Manchu, Peter Sellers -- Under the rainbow -- Seven faces of Dr. Lao, Tony Randall -- Marlow, Bruce Lee -- Terror of the Tong, Christopher Lee -- Karate Kid, Pat Morita -- Teahouse of the August Moon, Marlon Brando. c1998. 28 min.