Railroad to Hell: A Chinaman's Chance

1870's America. A Chinese immigrant falsely accused of murdering a white woman is viciously hunted down; he'll have to prove his innocence in a time when people of color had "no legal rights" and could be bought and sold for a profit.

  • Aki Aleong
    Director
    Pound of Flesh, The Seoul Survivor, My Grandpa the Assassin
  • Aki Aleong
    Writer
    The Seoul Survivor, My Grandpa the Assassin
  • Aki Aleong
    Producer
    Pound of Flesh, The Seoul Survivor, My Grandpa the Assassin
  • Dawna Lee Heising
    Producer
    Bad President, PTSD: A Soldier's Revenge, Eye on Entertainment on Amazon Prime
  • Reggie Lee
    Key Cast
    "Sing"
  • Timothy Bottoms
    Key Cast
    "Thomas"
  • Jason Connery
    Key Cast
    "Sam"
  • Coolio
    Key Cast
    "Roger"
  • Danny Trejo
    Key Cast
    "Manolo"
  • Ernest Borgnine
    Key Cast
    "Judge Holliday"
  • Olivia Hussey
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Duncan"
  • Lorenzo Lamas
    Key Cast
    "Father Smith"
  • Christopher Atkins
    Key Cast
    "Jacob"
  • Martin Kove
    Key Cast
    "Sheriff Jones"
  • Edward Albert
    Key Cast
    "Charles"
  • Aki Aleong
    Key Cast
    "Leongsing"
  • Theresa Russell
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Williams"
  • John Phillip Law
    Key Cast
    "Foreman Dan"
  • Tommy Chong
    Key Cast
    "Deputy Tom"
  • William Hung
    Key Cast
    "Ting"
  • Howard Fong
    Key Cast
    "Elder"
  • Conchita Gonzales Aleong
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Bailey"
  • Dawna Lee Heising
    Key Cast
    "Lon Yet"
  • Dustin Ferguson
    Editor
    Nemesis 5, Apex Predators
  • Dawna Lee Heising
    Publicity Director
    Bad President, PTSD; A Soldier's Revenge; Eye on Entertainment
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Historical, Western, kung fu, martial arts
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    35 mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Ace Studios
    Country: United States
    Rights: Video on Demand, Theatrical
Director Biography - Aki Aleong

Aki Aleong's career has spanned more than 60 years as an actor, singer, writer, producer and activist. He has served on the National Board of the Screen Actors Guild, appointed National Chair of SAG'S EEOC and was a member of the President's Diversity/Affirmative Action Task Force. Aki has also been Executive Director of AIM (Asians in Media), Vice President of The Media Coalition of Los Angeles and President of MANAA (Media Action Network for Asian-Americans). Among Aki's numerous awards is an Honorary Doctorate from New Dimensions University in 2013.

Aki's legendary career started on Broadway in "Teahouse of the August Moon" and "The Interview." He went on to star in more than 50 movies and 150 television shows and has worked with Academy Award-winners Frank Sinatra Jr., Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway, Joanne Woodward, Steve McQueen, Ben Kingsley, John Mills, Ernest Borgnine, Jennifer Connelly and Martin Landau. Aki has worked with Directors William Wyler {3 time Oscar winner}, John Sturges and Martin Ritt. Other notable stars with whom Aki has worked include Roger Moore, Bill Cosby, Peter Lawford, Tony Randall, Gina Lollobrigida, Chuck Norris, Olivia Hussey, Pierce Brosnan and others, many of whom have been the recipients of Golden Globes, DGA, WGA, SAG, Cannes and similar prestigious awards. Aki's career also includes working with prominent Writers/Directors, including John Milius, Lionel Chetwynd, Philip Yordan, Mark Rydell and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Pearl S. Buck.

Aki also has experience as a record executive producer/artist. He was Chairman of FORE (The Fraternity of Recording Executives), an organization dedicated to bringing Executives of Color into the Music Industry. His other affiliations include President of Pan World Records and Golden Dragon Publishing companies. He was the National Director of Black Promotion for Polydor/Polygram Records and also worked with Liberty/UA Records and Capitol Records. He also produced records for Columbia Records, Capitol, Liberty/UA, Artista and other prominent labels. Aki, in fact, is the first Asian American to have a Top100 record, which he wrote and co-produced, on the National Charts in the US.

Aki's other accomplishments include NAAAP ( National Association of Asian American Professionals) membership, an Advisory Board Member of the US China Aids Foundation and a Judge for the Asian American Teens 2007-2008.

Aki is President of MANAA (Media Action Network for Asian Americans), Senior Advisor for Ace Studios Hong Kong and President of Mustard Seed Media Group, for which he wrote, directed and starred in "Chinaman's Chance: America's Yellow Slaves." Aki's extensive background in the entertainment industry also includes the production of a wide variety of movies, videos and documentaries.

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Director Statement

CAN NON-VIOLENCE, PEACE, LOVE REDEMPTION AND FORGIVENESS TRANSFORM THIS VIOLENT LAWLESS, WILD WEST INTO A MORE PEACEFUL, MORAL AND ENLIGHTENED AMERICA?

THE STORY BEGINS - RAILROAD TO HELL: CHINAMAN'S CHANCE
NON PEOPLE...

1857: THE UNITED STATE GOVERNMENT PASSED THE DRED
SCOTT DECISION, DENYING EQUAL JUSTICE AND
CITIZENSHIP TO PEOPLE OF COLOR, ALLOWING THEM
TO BE BOUGHT AND SOLD AS MERCHANDISE.

1882: THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PASSED THE
CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT PROHIBITING THE CHINESE
FROM CITIZENSHIP AND ENTERING THE UNITED STATES
UNTIL 1943.

2009: THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DECLARED AN OFFICAL
APOLOGY TO THE CHINESE…AFTER 127 YEARS.