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Picture Bride (1994)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 5 May 1995 (USA)
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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McCullum
James Grant Benton ...
Antone
Glenn Cannon ...
Mer. Pieper
Lito Capiña ...
Augusto
Peter Clark ...
Christian minister
Warren Fabro ...
Felipe
Michael Hasegawa ...
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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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$1,238,905 (USA)
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Toshiro Mifunes penultimate film role See more »

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Miguel: [referring to Matsuji] Do I have to be HIS age before I can afford a bride like her?
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A Hidden Gem
28 February 2001 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This is a great film. From reading other reviews, I can see that I'm not the only one who shed a tear. Tamilyn Tomita acted with such skill and conviction, she made the ending heartfelt and memorable. In the hands of a lesser actress, her last scene would have seemed trite and corny. One would never guess this film was done on a tight, limited budget. The cinematography is gorgeous and there are a number of big name actors. The script is so wonderful, I can see why they all wanted to be in it. If you watch the long, long list of credits at the end, you'll see that half of Hawaii pitched in to make this film happen, and for good reason. The soundtrack (available on CD) is absolutely beautiful and sets the mood throughout the film. My only "complaint" is that I almost didn't want the film to end.


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