Young Fong is Old Fong’s son. Old Fong dies when he slips while running the shower to answer a phone call from Young Fong, and Young Fong feels guilty for the inadvertent role he played in his father’s death. Young Fong also plays the role of “Mini Boss” in Black and White.
Young Fong/Mini Boss Quotes in Interior Chinatown
The Interior Chinatown quotes below are all either spoken by Young Fong/Mini Boss or refer to Young Fong/Mini Boss. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:).
Act 2: Int. Golden Palace Quotes
Young Fong packs his father’s things. A simple action, done carefully, turns into something more. He drags an old steamer trunk into the room to collect the belongings, carefully tucking each item into place. Smoothing out the threadbare clothes, as if his father might need them again. Treating the broken, the inexpensive, the humblest of possessions with dignity, just as Old Fong had taught him to do.
Related Characters: Willis Wu (speaker), Old Fong, Young Fong/Mini Boss
Page Number and Citation:
Explanation and Analysis:
Young Fong/Mini Boss Character Timeline in Interior Chinatown
The timeline below shows where the character Young Fong/Mini Boss appears in Interior Chinatown. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 2: Int. Golden Palace
...actually died in the shower. He’d been waiting for a phone call from his son, Young Fong , when he stepped into the shower. When the phone rang, Old Fong ran to... (full context)
INT. CHINATOWN SRO—LATE NIGHT. Young Fong arrives to get Old Fong’s things. Wang Tai Tai tries to comfort him, telling him... (full context)
Act 3: Ethnic Recurring
...DEN-BOSS’S OFFICE—CONTINUOUS. Willis (as Special Guest Star) leads Turner and Green to the boss’s office. Young Fong is here, already back at work, though he’s still grieving his father’s (Old Fong) death.... (full context)
Turner forces himself inside the office. Mini Boss ( Young Fong ) calmly offers to let Turner “sample [Chinatown’s] exotic flavors,” gesturing toward the scantily clad... (full context)
Young Fong (as Mini Boss) continues, explaining that Older Brother had a plan, but money wasn’t a... (full context)
...Fong get away, though she holds up an Hermès bag, explaining that it’s the money: Young Fong was running a counterfeit business, “Chinatown’s number one export.” Lee turns to Willis and tells... (full context)