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Young female rock singer is not appreciated by her band, gets postcard from Japan saying "wish you were here". Takes what little money she has including ex-boyfriend's rent money and goes ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Carrie Hamilton ...
Wendy Reed
Daiamondo Yukai ...
Hiro Yamaguchi (as Yutaka Tadokoro)
Hiroshi Kobayashi ...
Kaz
Hiroshi Sugita
Satoshi Kanai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toshimitsu Deyama ...
Toshi
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Yoshiki
Tomoaki Ishizuka ...
Pata
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Minoru
Hideto Matsumoto ...
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Hiroshi Mikami ...
Club Manager
Taiji Sawada ...
Taiji
Toki Shiozawa ...
Mama-san
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Mr. Dota
Taiji Tonoyama ...
Grandpa
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Young female rock singer is not appreciated by her band, gets postcard from Japan saying "wish you were here". Takes what little money she has including ex-boyfriend's rent money and goes to Tokyo. She has numereous cross-cultural adventures and ends up singing with a Japanese rock group looking for a gaijin gimmick. They get their 15 minutes of fame, and our heroine realizes that she has no future there, and will hold them back if she stays. Everyone lives happily ever after. Written by andrew mossberg <aem@symbiosis.ahp.com>

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Release Date:

5 November 1988 (Japan)  »

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$125,345 (USA)
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The band performing on stage immediately following the credits (the singer has the big pigtails) is the Japanese band, Papaya Paranoia. See more »

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Written and Produced by Alan Brewer
Performed by Michael Cerveris
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I am baffled by my solitary admiration of this movie..is there anybody else out there???
7 May 2002 | by (Lakeport, California) – See all my reviews

Tokyo Pop has been in my collection since it came out...I could not locate it anywhere..and bribed the video store owner into selling me her copy. This was not too difficult..she said it was never rented..except by me. The movie hooked me in the first scene..just Carrie Hamilton herself, visually. The rest of the movie followed suit..a feast of cultures for the eyes and ears, and a romantic quality as well...though bittersweet.

I loved the music from beginning to end..especially Hiro's Song. Even the instrumentals played during the sad parts were worthy of me taping..what I'd give to find the soundtrack. I particularly love Carrie's vocals..in Do You Believe In Magic...she gives it everything she's got. I was heartbroken to discover that she's passed away at 38 from cancer...awww.


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