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Captive Hearts (1987)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  5 June 1987 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fukushima (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
Mari Sato ...
Sergeant McManus
Seth Sakai ...
Denis Akiyama ...
Laurence M. Makamua ...
Sho Togo ...
Military policeman
Shin Sugino ...
Senior Officer
Roger Ito ...
Mas Ishimara ...
Old guard
George Kadowaki ...
Leading villager
Kano Futurama ...
Leading villager
Doug Funamoto ...
Work Crew
Kohachiro Ishii ...
Work Crew


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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Fate of a Hunter  »

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Best I've seen in a long time
3 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie in a video rental shop in Tokyo, Japan. The cover didn't really look all that interesting so I didn't expect much, but I have to say it turned out to be the best movie I had seen in years.

I have looked for it many times since moving back to the US in 2000 but I couldn't remember the title. I finally found it, and bought it, this year.

Noriyuki "Pat" Morita gave a stellar performance and this is one that he should be remembered for.

I highly recommend this film.

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