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Release Date:
11 September 1986 (USA) See more »
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Pam Dawber ... Gillian Burke

Richard Narita ... Kangoro

Stephanie Faracy ... Katy

Robert Ito ... Mr. Hashimoto
Beulah Quo ... Kangoro's Mother

June Angela ... Kohana

Takayo Fischer ... Okasan

Emily Kuroda ... Kikusen

Lily Mariye ... Shizue

Dorothy McGuire ... Ann Suzuki
Randy DeVol ... Tomio
Charles Roche ... Peter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Clare Nono ... Yoshiko (as Claire Nono)
Hitashi Hamano ... Mr. Wada (uncredited)
Kenji Kamei ... Mr. Tanaka (uncredited)
Yoshithugu Oda ... Mr. Kangoro (uncredited)
Thuyako Okajima ... Auntie (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Philips 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Liza Dalby  book "Geisha"
Judith Paige Mitchell 

Produced by
Richard Berg .... executive producer
Ted Field .... executive producer
Richard L. O'Connor .... producer
Randy T. Siegel .... associate producer
Original Music by
Miles Goodman 
Cinematography by
Matthew F. Leonetti 
Film Editing by
George Jay Nicholson 
Art Direction by
Kinya Uchida 
Makeup Department
Yoko Higashida .... hair stylist
Marehide Koike .... makeup artist
Production Management
Patricia Clifford .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Fujiyama .... first assistant director (as Kenichiro Fujiyama)
Hiroshi Morimoto .... second assistant director
Dirk Petersmann .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Dwayne Avery .... supervising sound editor
Michael Jiron .... re-recording mixer
Tally Paulos .... adr editor
Allen L. Stone .... re-recording mixer (as Allan Stone)
Richard Weaver .... re-recording mixer (as Dick Weaver)
Editorial Department
Ann Millgate .... assistant editor
Glenn Suffern .... negative cutter
Music Department
Tom Villano .... supervising music editor
Other crew
Penelope Gottlieb .... title designer
Candis Mason .... script supervisor
Chris O'Connor .... production coordinator

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USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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6 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
One of the very best movies I've ever seen, 7 November 2000
Author: Linda SolomoN (linda-96) from Jacksonville, Florida

I am disabled and when you are disabled, at times, you are depressed. American Geisha, fortunately, has been aired on my Satellite stations often and whenever I watch it, it lifts my spirits. I only wish I was young again and could experience an experience as Gillian Burke did. What an honor was bestowed on her by allowing her to become a Geisha. I only wish I could let Pam Dawber know how much this movie has done for me and I continue to watch it as often as it comes on.

Thank you Pam for making such an awesome, wonderful, true story movie.

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