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Picture Bride (1994)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  5 May 1995 (USA)
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The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except through photographs and letters they have exchanged. Hoping to escape a troubled past ... See full summary »

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Riyo
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Kanzaki
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Kana
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Matsuji
Yôko Sugi ...
Aunt Sode
Christianne Mays ...
Miss Pieper
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The Benshi
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Michael Ashby ...
McCullum
James Grant Benton ...
Antone
Glenn Cannon ...
Mer. Pieper
Lito Capiña ...
Augusto
Peter Clark ...
Christian minister
Warren Fabro ...
Felipe
Michael Hasegawa ...
Immigration officer
Kyle Kakuno ...
Yamamoto
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The story of 16-year-old Riyo who journeys to Hawaii in 1918 to marry a man she has never met, except through photographs and letters they have exchanged. Hoping to escape a troubled past and to start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age and Hawaii is not the paradise she expected. As Riyo comes to terms with her new home, she discovers a land full of hardship, struggle--and unexpected joy. Written by <raq@netcom.com>

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Hawaii, 1918. She left Japan for a man she had never met, in a new world she couldn't imagine... America.

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality | See all certifications »
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5 May 1995 (USA)  »

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$1,238,905 (USA)
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Riyo: When we arrived in Honolulu, someone said that there were real diamonds on Diamond Head volcano, and that we would all get rich.
Kana: You believe?
Riyo: No.
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Good and entertaining study
21 October 2001 | by (Honolulu,Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Good historical drama which is very educational and also very entertaining to people who like history.Very good acting and script.Not as sensual and sexy as it is sometimes marketed,be prepared to peek into the pioneer spirit and human ability to adjust.Very touching as well for the spiritually mature. Not for people who do not like to think......


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