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Tokyo Cowboy (1994)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Western | October 1994 (USA)
No Ogawa, a young Japanese man, loves American western movies. What little English he does know he learned from these movies. When he is fired from his latest job at a fast food restaurant,... See full summary »

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Mrs. Beatty
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Movie Barmaid
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Kate Beatty
Hiromoto Ida ...
No Ogawa
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Lyle
Art Kageyama ...
Mr. Ogawa
Masako Kageyama ...
Mrs. Ogawa
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Dan (as Michael C. Lawrenchuk)
Christine Lippa ...
Sandy
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Movie Cowboy
John Milton Branton ...
Vince Buddy
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Shelly
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Vince
Karen Steinbach ...
Holly (as Karen Steinebach)
Denalda Williams ...
Rhonda
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No Ogawa, a young Japanese man, loves American western movies. What little English he does know he learned from these movies. When he is fired from his latest job at a fast food restaurant, he decides to become a cowboy. In his youth, he had a same-aged pen-pal named Kate Beatty, who he plans on visiting in the Canadian prairies specifically because she told him she was a cowgirl. No has plans literally and figuratively of riding off into the sunset with Kate. No's dreams are dashed when he arrives in Canada and finds that Kate is not a cowgirl, but an artist. She recently returned to her hometown after living in the big city, and has since led a relatively reclusive life with no husband on the horizon. As such, Kate's mother, with whom Kate does not confide, is hoping that Kate and No do end up together. He is even staying with her while in town. But Kate is harboring a secret, the reason for her being so reclusive. Her secret is not so secret, at least to her mother. Bill, a local ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Western

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Teardrops In The Rain
Written by Doug Bennett & Simon Kendall
Performed by Suzanne Gitzi
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Nice little movie
24 February 2002 | by (Santiago de Chile) – See all my reviews

Ok. You do not expect much from a 1994 movie you have never heard of and is being given for free with the purchase of a bad magazine. Least while for strange developments in your life all of this happens to take place in Bilbao, Spain.

But this is a fine movie. A very good one. The plot flows very ...well... very fluidly. It goes surprising you on and on, but in a subtle, soft way.

At the end, you feel a lot of empathy for the naive Japanese guy, and, in my case, a deep love for Shelly... I can´t tell you more about it without spoiling it.

Watch it.


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