6.4/10
141
13 user 6 critic

Living on Tokyo Time (1987)

When her visa expires, a young Japanese immigrant in San Francisco agrees to marry a Japanese-American boy to avoid being deported back to Japan.

Director:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Growing Pains (1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Four teens on the run from an orphanage spring a fellow orphan recently adopted by a rich family, then trash the whole house.

Director: Robert Houston
Stars: Pamela Adlon, Georg Olden, Michael Hentz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Jean-Paul Scardino
Stars: Mary Mendum, Sandra Gartner, Judy Rauch
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Maniac kidnaps a young girl and holds her prisoner in a shack in the woods.

Director: Richard Hilliard
Stars: Leon Benedict, Mary Gonzalez, Karl Light
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A wealthy rancher in a small Southern town owns everything--including the local wives, who he samples on a regular basis. However, when he discovers that his own wife is playing around with his horse trainer, things get out of hand.

Director: William Diehl Jr.
Stars: Gerald Richards, Edmund Genest, Linda Cook
Superchick (1973)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Tara B. True is a flight attendant who makes a weekly swing through New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. In each city, she has a man: Edward, older and wealthy; Johnny, a beach bum with ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Forsyth
Stars: Joyce Jillson, Louis Quinn, Thomas Reardon
Murder in Mississippi (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Tom Hulce, Jennifer Grey, Blair Underwood
Streetwise (1984)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.

Director: Martin Bell
Stars: Roberta Joseph Hayes, Baby Gramps, Erin Blackwell
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An engineer moves into a bungalow on the beach next to a widow and her two boys. The older boy has a bit of an Oedipal complex and seems to like his mom.

Director: Enrique Gómez Vadillo
Stars: Sasha Montenegro, José Alonso, Jaime Garza
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A horror atmosphere inspired by the parable " Shadow " by Edgar Allan Poe . The world is contaminated by " Evil" which manifests as the black shadow of a hooded figure and forcing the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger A. Fratter
Stars: Omar Shanay, Frank Warren, Vera Wright
Cataclysm (1980)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Police detective, Mitchell, investigating the death of a victim of a Nazi concentration camp discovers a nightclubbing playboy who has strange powers over women and is seemingly ageless.

Directors: Phillip Marshak, Tom McGowan, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Marc Lawrence, Faith Clift
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

This documentary follows the lives of a number of heroin addicts in the U.S.A. It shows their heroin life stories.

Director: Steven Okazaki
Stars: Malice McMunn
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Having emigrated to New York and immediately got the kiss-off from her mother-besotted fiance, a Dutch lass takes a well-paid office job and starts liberally sampling the local male talent.... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Sgarro
Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Lovelady Powell
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Minako Ohashi ...
Kyoko
Ken Nakagawa ...
Ken
Mitzi Abe ...
Mimi
Bill Bonham ...
Carl
Brenda Aoki ...
Michelle
Kate Connell ...
Lana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshi Akuhara ...
Businessman #2
Keith Choy ...
Lambert
James Cranna ...
Jimbo (as Jim Cranna)
John Cruz ...
Drummer
Richard Enos ...
Bass Player
Alex Herschlag ...
Warren
...
Woman in Cafe #2
Jim Hirabayashi ...
Cook
...
Nisei Man
Edit

Storyline

When her visa expires, a young Japanese immigrant in San Francisco agrees to marry a Japanese-American boy to avoid being deported back to Japan.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She came to America and found the three R's: Romance, Rejection, Rock 'n Roll

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

$285,146 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The black and white picture of the woman on the bookshelf of records where Kyoto is listening to music is that of singer Grace Slick, singer for Jefferson Airplane. See more »

Quotes

Lana: Come on, what else have you got going? If it works, great, if it fails you can write a song about it like Layla
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Slanted Screen (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

And...
By Circadient Rhythm
Courtesy of A-I-R Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
interesting character study
21 April 2001 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

The main plot line of "Living on Tokyo Time" is Ken's marriage of convenience to a Japanese national seeking a green card. But between the lines it is a character study of a Japanese American in a life crisis. Intimate and understated, we see an authentic portrait of a man who doesn't know where he belongs.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Living on Tokyo Time (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?