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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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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 ...
Hide
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 during the movie is X, which later became X Japan. See more »

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Blue Suede Shoes
Written by Carl Perkins
Performed by Daiamondo Yukai
Produced by Alan Brewer
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20 August 2004 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I loved this film. A lot. Though my tastes may be a bit different than most people I've met, I really did enjoy both the comedic and romantic aspects of the film, and I thought both blended very well. My favorite example of this was when Hiro (played by Tadokoro Yutaka of Red Warriors), takes Wendy (fantastically played by the late Carrie Hamilton) to a hotel; the movie makes a good point of explaining just how much of a problem language barriers can be, though in a way we can all laugh at, which I found to be great ...

Overacted in some parts, underacted in a few, and misdirected in many, this film is my idea of a great time, and I hope those of you who feel the same way make an effort to see it for yourself.


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