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Captive Hearts (1987)

PG | | Drama, Romance, War | 5 June 1987 (USA)
December 1944. As their bomber is shot down during a mission over Japan, Sergeant McManus and Robert, a young lieutenant, have no other choice but make a parachute jump. They are captured ... See full summary »

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Fukushima (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
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Robert
Mari Sato ...
Miyoko
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Sergeant McManus
Seth Sakai ...
Takayama
Denis Akiyama ...
Masato
Laurence M. Makamua ...
Priest
Sho Togo ...
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Shin Sugino ...
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Roger Ito ...
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Mas Ishimara ...
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George Kadowaki ...
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Kano Futurama ...
Leading villager
Doug Funamoto ...
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December 1944. As their bomber is shot down during a mission over Japan, Sergeant McManus and Robert, a young lieutenant, have no other choice but make a parachute jump. They are captured by local villagers and are saved from execution by Fukushima, the village elder. McManus never accepts his lot unlike Robert, who soon takes an interest in Japanese customs and rites. More, he falls in love with pretty Miyoko, Fukushima's widowed daughter-in-law... Written by Guy Bellinger

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I give it a "7" on story alone.
7 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was horribly directed, horribly acted (with the notable exception of Pat Morita, Mari Sato, and Dennis Akayama, all of whom performed wonderfully), horribly edited and the music was just downright deplorable. Now that that's out of the way, onto what I really think. The story is not a new one but I greatly appreciate the way in which this one develops (even with the horrible performances). It is worth watching the movie for the story alone and I deeply appreciate that Pat Morita, a man who had a profound impact on me when I was a child, had a major hand in developing the story and writing the script. This story demands a retelling by professionals who can tell it the way it should have been told. With how Japanese culture has been hot at the box office of late, I truly think that this movie deserves to be remade with a respectable budget, stronger actors, and a much, much, much better director – not only would doing so serve to a give this story the attention that it richly deserves but it would also serve to honor Pat Morita, a great man whose recent passing is a tremendous loss to the movie industry and the world in general.


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