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Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

PG 08/20/2010 (US) DramaRomance 1h 57m
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At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet.

  1. Cunxin Li


  2. Bruce Beresford


  3. Jan Sardi


Top Billed Cast

  1. Chi Cao

    Chi Cao

    Li Cunxin - adult

  2. Chengwu Guo

    Li Cunxin - teenage

  3. Wen Bin Huang

    Li Cunxin - boy

  4. Joan Chen

    Joan Chen


  5. Bruce Greenwood

    Bruce Greenwood

    Ben Stevenson

  6. Amanda Schull

    Amanda Schull

    Elizabeth Mackey

  7. Kyle MacLachlan

    Kyle MacLachlan

    Charles Foster

  8. Jack Thompson

    Jack Thompson

    US Federal Judge

  9. Camilla Vergotis

    Mary McKendry

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Mao's Last Dancer
Mao's Last Dancer

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $25,000,000.00

Revenue $23,914,731.00


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