R | | Mystery, Thriller
An artist, framed for the murder of a woman, is drawn into a web of corruption, blackmail and deceit.
After writing and directing Chan Is Missing and Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart, the latter receiving "mixed reviews [and] modest [...] box office earnings", Wayne Wang chose to direct Slam Dance to avoid being seen as a director primarily of stories about Chinese Americans; as such, it was Wang's first film in which none of the main characters are Chinese.
$125,349 4 October 1987
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