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Tokyo Pop (1988)

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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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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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Forgotten film will most likely stay that way...
22 January 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Young American singer moves to Japan to find success. When this film opened, Carrie Hamilton got the kind of raves a novice actress can only dream about. Above the movie's ad in the L.A. Times were blurbs from reviewers claiming her to be the next big thing(they reminded me of the reviews Liza Minnelli got for "The Sterile Cuckoo"). Unfortunately, few people went to see "Tokyo Pop"; one look at it and you'll know why. The low-budget film relies too much on its pallid soundtrack and the main character's sass, leaving no room for local flavor or any sort of lasting ambiance. Years later, Sofia Coppola showed how this sort of thing should be done, but "Tokyo Pop" didn't have the right people behind it. Hamilton is fair, but needed a stronger script and director; the bubblegummy material she works with here would defeat anybody. * from ****


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