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Snow Falling on Cedars -- A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950's, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
7 January 2000 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
First loves last. Forever. See more »
Plot:
A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950's, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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On of the Best Films of '99 See more (191 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ethan Hawke ... Ishmael Chambers

Yûki Kudô ... Hatsue Miyamoto (as Youki Kudoh)

Reeve Carney ... Young Ishmael Chambers
Anne Suzuki ... Young Hatsue Imada

Rick Yune ... Kazuo Miyamoto

Max von Sydow ... Nels Gudmundsson (as Max Von Sydow)

James Rebhorn ... Alvin Hooks

James Cromwell ... Judge Fielding

Richard Jenkins ... Sheriff Art Moran

Arija Bareikis ... Susan Marie Heine

Eric Thal ... Carl Heine Jr.

Celia Weston ... Etta Heine

Daniel von Bargen ... Carl Heine Sr. (as Daniel Von Bargen)

Akira Takayama ... Hisao Imada

Ako ... Fujiko Imada

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Zenhichi Miyamoto

Zak Orth ... Deputy Abel Martinson

Max Wright ... Horace Whaley

Sam Shepard ... Arthur Chambers

Caroline Kava ... Helen Chambers

Jan Rubes ... Ole Jurgensen
Sheila Moore ... Liesel Jurgensen

Zeljko Ivanek ... Dr. Whitman
Seiji Inouye ... Young Kazuo Miyamoto
Saemi Nakamura ... Sumiko Imada
Mika Fujii ... Yukiko Imada

Dwight McFee ... Bus Driver
Bill Harper ... Levant
Henry O ... Nagaishi (as Xi Reng Jiang 'Henry O.')
Myles Ferguson ... German Soldier
Noah Heney ... Ship's Doctor
John B. Destry ... Bailiff (as John Destrey)
A. Arthur Takemoto ... Buddhist Priest

Ken Takemoto ... Monk
Larry Musser ... Gas Station Attendant
Jamie Kang ... Singing Girl

Lili Marshall ... Strawberry Girl
Lisa Mena ... Strawberry Woman
Jethro Heysen-Hicks ... Parade Boy with Stick
Tom Heaton ... Juror
Frank C. Turner ... Juror

Marilyn Norry ... Juror
Peter Crook ... Fisherman
Ron Snyder ... Fisherman
Mark Farrell ... Fisherman (as Mark Ainsworth Farrell)

Jay Brazeau ... Reporter
Tom Scholte ... Reporter

Tim Burd ... Reporter

Gareth Williams ... FBI Agent

Anthony Harrison ... FBI Agent
Adam Pospisil ... Heine Child
John Brynelsen ... Heine Child (as Johnny Brynelsen)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sean Akira ... Man in the Courtroom (uncredited)

Barry Brandt ... Marine (uncredited)

Robert J. Burke Jr. ... Tarawa Marine (uncredited)
Don 'Tex' Clark ... Staff Sergeant (uncredited)

Directed by
Scott Hicks 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Guterson (novel)

Ronald Bass (screenplay) (as Ron Bass) and
Scott Hicks (screenplay)

Produced by
Ronald Bass .... producer (as Ron Bass)
Carol Baum .... executive producer
David Guterson .... co-producer
Kerry Heysen .... associate producer
Kathleen Kennedy .... producer
Frank Marshall .... producer
Lloyd A. Silverman .... executive producer
Harry J. Ufland .... producer
Richard Vane .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
James Newton Howard 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Richardson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hank Corwin 
 
Casting by
David Rubin 
 
Production Design by
Jeannine Oppewall 
 
Art Direction by
William Arnold (supervising art director) (as Bill Arnold)
Doug Byggdin 
 
Set Decoration by
Jim Erickson 
 
Costume Design by
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus  (as Renee Erlich Kalfus)
 
Makeup Department
Tammy Baker .... makeup artist
James D. Brown .... key hair stylist
Robaire Charbonneau .... hair stylist: Washington/Los Angeles
Rita Ciccozzi .... makeup artist
Ann Clifford .... on-set prosthetics: FXSmith, Inc.
Rosalina Da Silva .... key makeup artist
Caroline De Mooy .... painter: FXSmith, Inc.
Ray Evenhouse .... key prosthetics: FXSmith, Inc.
Nadia Felker .... makeup artist: Washington/Los Angeles
RaMona Fleetwood .... hair stylist
David Fowler .... prosthetics: FXSmith, Inc.
Donna Gliddon .... prosthetics: wigs and hair, FXSmith, Inc.
Catherine Graham .... assistant hair stylist
Norma Hill-Patton .... key makeup artist
Stephanie Keiler .... hair stylist: Washington/Los Angeles
Marianne Lovink .... painter: FXSmith, Inc.
Thom MacIntyre .... hair stylist (as Thom McIntyre)
Mike Makishuck .... key prosthetics: FXSmith, Inc. (as Mike Makischuk)
Jack Niven .... key painter: FXSmith, Inc.
Evan Penny .... key sculptor: FXSmith, Inc.
Gordon J. Smith .... prosthetics coordinator: FXSmith, Inc. (as Gordon Smith)
Gordon J. Smith .... prosthetics designer: FXSmith, Inc. (as Gordon Smith)
Margaret Solomon .... makeup artist
Joe Ventura .... sculptor: FXSmith, Inc.
Selina Jayne .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Warren Lewis .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Sharon Markell .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Patti Allen .... unit production manager
Paul Pav .... production supervisor
John D. Schofield .... unit production manager: tank crew, Los Angeles (as John Schofield)
Charles Skouras III .... unit production manager: Washington/Los Angeles
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Barry .... second assistant director
Katterli Frauenfelder .... first assistant director
Blair Freeman-Marsh .... second second assistant director
Jacquie Gould .... second assistant director
Timothy J. Lonsdale .... key second assistant director: second unit
Frank Marshall .... second unit director
Michelle Parvin .... dga trainee: Washington/Los Angeles
Andrew M. Robinson .... second second assistant director (as Andrew Robinson)
Greg Rosati .... dgc trainee
Brent Stanton .... DGA trainee: tank crew, Los Angeles
Rebecca Strickland .... second assistant director: Washington/Los Angeles
Jennifer Wilkinson .... second second assistant director: Washington/Los Angeles
Wayne Witherspoon .... second assistant director: Washington/Los Angeles
Darrell Woodard .... second assistant director: tank crew, Los Angeles
 
Art Department
John G. Anderson .... labor foreman (as John Anderson)
David Asmodeus .... props buyer
Lisa Bellero .... paint foreman: Washington/Los Angeles
Jonathan Blackshaw .... signwriter
Brent Borrowman .... scenic painter
David M. Bowen .... set dresser
David Brand .... labor foreman (as Dave Brand)
Mary Buri .... second leadperson
Scott Calderwood .... set dresser
Doug Carnegie .... set decorator buyer
Lubor Cencak .... scenic artist
James H. Chow .... property master (as Jimmy Chow)
Scott Clatney .... scenic painter
Brady J. Condit .... set dresser: Washington
Dave Conway .... construction foreman
Felicity Coonan .... calligrapher
Gary DeWitt .... construction coordinator: Washington/Los Angeles (as Gary Dewitt)
Richard Dobbin .... labor foreman
Ross Drummond .... scenic painter
Lee Drummond-Hay .... scenic artist
Laurie Edmundson .... set dresser (as Laurie Edmondsen)
Matthew D. Egan .... set foreman
Steven E. Eyrse .... stand-by painter: Washington/Los Angeles
Robert Foley .... scenic artist
Nancy Ford .... assistant art director
Melinda Frank .... propmaker: Washington/Los Angeles
Allan Galajda .... set designer
Larry Gonsalves .... set dresser (as Larry Gonzales)
Gillian Goodman .... props buyer (as Gill Goodman)
Peter Gornstein .... concept artist
John Hamilton .... paint foreman
Chris Hayward .... stand-by painter
Erich Hepnar .... head greens
Bart C. Hubenthal .... set dresser: Los Angeles tank crew
G. Andrew Hussey .... set dresser (as Andrew Hussey)
Ted Jahntz .... scenic painter (as Ted Jantz)
Brian Jennings .... scenic painter
Joseph C. Kelley .... labor foreman: Washington/Los Angeles
Teresa Kelly .... scenic artist
Barry Kootchin .... head scenic artist
Steve Lamare .... on-set dresser (as Steve Lemare)
Catherine Leighton .... prop assistant
Charles Leitrants .... construction coordinator
Terry Lewis .... lead set dresser
Philip Lunt .... lead greens (as Phil Lunt)
Randy Martens .... greens supervisor: Washington/Los Angeles
Jayne Mason .... scenic artist
Russell Mastine .... scenic artist
Max Matsuoka .... prop assistant
Christopher McAdam .... scenic painter
Sheila Millar .... art department coordinator
Paul Mulder .... prop assistant
Vaughn Murinko .... construction foreman: Washington/Los Angeles
Rick J. Myers .... propmaker: Washington/Los Angeles
John Naehrlich .... set dresser: Los Angeles tank crew
Audra Neil .... set dresser (as Audra Neal)
Herb Noseworthy .... set dresser
Roderick Nunnally .... paint supervisor: Washington/Los Angeles (as Roderick K. Nunnally)
Rick Patterson .... set dresser (as Rick Pattison)
Wes Perry .... construction foreman: Washington/Los Angeles (as Wesley N. Perry)
Lars Petersen .... construction coordinator: Washington/Los Angeles (as Lars Peterson)
Drew Pinniger .... assistant property master: USA
Neil David Pontecorvo .... greens foreman: Washington/Los Angeles
Raymond Prado .... storyboard artist
Jan Reeves .... scenic painter
Gillian Richards .... scenic artist
Al Rourke .... construction foreman
Grace Rourke .... lead scenic painter
Donna Roussel .... lead painter
Les Sand .... on-set greens
Lisa K. Sessions .... prop assistant: Los Angeles tank crew (as Lisa Sessions)
Wayne Shepherd .... leadman: Los Angeles tank crew
Ron Sowden .... assistant set decorator
Paul Stanwyck .... stand-by painter: Los Angeles tank crew (as Paul J. Stanwyck)
Peter Sysoev .... scenic painter
Mario Tomas-Niedworok .... scenic artist
Jana Treadwell .... set dresser
Steven C. Voll .... general foreman: Los Angeles
Michael Watson .... scenic painter
Dean Willson .... labor foreman (as Dean Wilson)
Joyce Woods .... scenic artist
Nick Worsfold .... scenic artist
Don Yanko .... labor foreman
Nancy Yeo .... painter
Craig Zumbroegel .... propmaker gangboss
Stefan Dechant .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Chris Barron .... digital transfers
Eric Batut .... production sound mixer
Thomas Brandau .... sound mixer: Los Angeles tank crew (as Tom Brandau)
Steve Burgess .... foley mixer
Steve Burgess .... foley recordist
Craig Carter .... dialogue editor
Hank Corwin .... sound designer
Gethin Creagh .... sound mixer
Mark DeSimone .... adr engineer
Ella Fairbairn .... sound assistant
Will Gethen-Jones .... cableman: Los Angeles tank crew (as Will Gethin-Jones)
Antony Gray .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Greber .... transfer supervisor
Scott Heysen .... sound effects recordist
David C. Hughes .... assistant sound effects editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... supervising sound editor: US conform
Frank Lipson .... sound effects editor
Gerard Long .... foley artist
Chris Miller .... sound
Shawn Murphy .... re-recording mixer
Andrew Neil .... adr recordist
Andrew Neil .... mix assistant (as Andrew Neal)
Mark Pendergraft .... sound re-recordist
John Penders .... supervising sound effects editor
Michael Playfair .... sound utility
Maureen Rodbard-Bean .... sound effects editor
Steve Romanko .... sound
Ronald G. Roumas .... machine room supervisor
Andy Rovins .... boom operator: Los Angeles tank crew
Livia Ruzic .... supervisng adr editor
Roger Savage .... sound mixer
Dee Selby .... digital transfers
Kent Sparling .... sound mix technician
Randy Thom .... sound re-recording mixer
John Torrijos .... video services (as John 'J.T.' Torrijos)
Nancy Tracy .... adr assistant (as Nancy Tracey)
Christian von Burkleo .... video services (as Christian Von Burkleo)
Danielle Wiessner .... sound effects editor
Kelly Zombor .... boom operator
Jeff Hamon .... adr mixer: Vancouver (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
William Aldridge .... special effects coordinator: Washington/Los Angeles (as Bill Aldridge)
André Dominguez .... special effects best boy (as Andre Dominquez)
Guy Faria .... special effects supervisor: Washington/Los Angeles
Louie Lantieri .... special effects supervisor: Los Angeles tank crew (as Louis Lantieri)
Michael Lantieri .... special effects supervisor: Los Angeles tank crew
Lars Lenander .... special effects head fabricator
Matt McDonnell .... special effects: Los Angeles tank crew (as Mathew J. McDonnell)
William H. Orr .... special effects coordinator (as Bill Orr)
Jak Osmond .... special effects assistant
John Ossello .... special effects: Los Angeles tank crew
Ritchie Ratcliff .... special effects: Washington/Los Angeles
Bruce Scott .... special effects buyer
Grant Smith .... special effects technician
Mike Splatt .... special effects technician
Andrew Verhoeven .... special effects assistant
Chris L. Ward .... special effects: Los Angeles tank crew (as Chris Ward)
Ray L. Wilkerson .... special effects technician
Teresa Wilkinson .... special effects buyer
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Houston Ball .... matchmove artist
Alfredo R. Barcia .... film scanning and recording technician: SPI
David Beasley .... modelmaker: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Lydia Bottegoni .... visual effects producer: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Debbie Denise .... executive visual effects producer: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Greg Derochie .... compositing artist: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Jason Dowdeswell .... lead technical designer: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
David Emery .... lead modelmaker: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. (as Dave Emery)
Thomas F. Ford IV .... high speed compositing digital production manager: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. (as Tom F. Ford IV)
Doug Forrest .... high speed compositing digital artist: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Layne Friedman .... compositing artist: SPI
Andy Garcia .... lead technical assistant: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Bart Giovanetti .... computer graphics supervisor: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. (as Bart Giovannetti)
Richard Graves .... high speed compositing technical assistant: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Lindsay Hallett .... visual effects coordinator: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. (as Lindsay Burnett)
Ivo Horvat .... matte artist: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Rob House .... technical designer: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. (as Robert House)
Benjamin Jacobe .... systems engineer: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. (as Ben Jacobe)
Martin A. Kline .... visual effects art director: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. (as Marty Kline)
Ned Martin .... camera technician: Vista Vision, Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Paul McGhee .... lead scanner operator: SPI
M. Scott McKee .... compositing artist: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. (as Scott McKee)
Rachel Nicoll .... compositing artist: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Shannon Noble .... high speed compositing digital artist: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Kerry Nordquist .... digital painter: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Phil Notaro .... model shop supervisor: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Michael Olague .... visual effects gaffer
Loree Perrett .... rotoscope artist: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Derrick Quarles .... lead film recording technician: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Stephen Rosenbaum .... visual effects supervisor: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
David A. Smith .... technical designer: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Kristen Trattner .... high speed compositing digital artist: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Laurence Treweek .... lead technical designer: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Mark Weatherbe .... modelmaker: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Barry Weiss .... senior staff: SPI
Guy Wiedmann .... visual effects editor: Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.
Jason Dost .... digital recording operator (uncredited)
Taigne Hammock .... resource administrator (uncredited)
Anthony Harris .... visual effects timing coordinator (uncredited)
Lloyd Hess .... technical support (uncredited)
George Sakellariou .... production engineering: ILM (uncredited)
Chuck Shuman .... director of photography: miniatures (uncredited)
Katrina Stovold .... digital plate restorator (uncredited)
Attila Veress .... film scanner operator (uncredited)
Alex Whang .... matchmover/modeler: SPI (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Seth Arnett .... stunts
Dan Ben .... stunts
Joey Box .... stunts
Charles Croughwell .... stunts
Dane Farwell .... stunts
Dennis Fitzgerald .... stunts
Chuck Hosack .... stunts
Scott Hubbell .... stunts (as Scott W. Hubbell)
Kris A. Jeffrey .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... co-stunt coordinator
Johnny Martin .... stunts
Giorgio Miyashita .... stunts
Glynn E. Palmer .... stunts
Jim Palmer .... stunts
Shawn Robinson .... stunts
Troy Robinson .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Mark Stefanich .... stunts
Raliegh Wilson .... stunt coordinator (as Raleigh Wilson)
Merritt Yohnka .... stunts
Mitch Toles .... precision gunman: WW2 training (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Arnott .... best boy rigging grip (as Steve Arnott)
Michael Baird .... video assistant
Brian Bouma .... second dolly grip
Eric Budlong .... grip
Tim Collins .... dolly grip: Los Angeles tank crew (as Timothy Collins)
Ken Decker .... lamp operator
John Dekker .... best boy electric
Herb DeWaal .... rigging grip
Aris Georgiopoulos .... second assistant camera
Doane Gregory .... still photographer
Paul Guenette .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mark Hadland .... best boy electric: Washington/Los Angeles
Jeff Harvey .... generator operator
Rick Herres .... best boy grip: Los Angeles tank crew
Jay Herron .... underwater assistant camera: Washington/Los Angeles
Scott Hillman .... rigging key grip: Washington/Los Angeles
Tim Hogan .... key grip
Jeff 'Moose' Howery .... dolly grip: Washington/Los Angeles (as Jeffrey B. Howery)
Bobby Huber .... key grip: Washington/Los Angeles
Gaetan Jalbert .... rigging gaffer
David James .... still photographer: Washington/Los Angeles
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... best boy grip: Washington/Los Angeles
Christina Kasperczyk .... second assistant camera
David Katz .... video assistant technician: Los Angeles tank crew
Ian Kincaid .... gaffer (as Ian R. Kincaid)
Cindy Lagerstrom .... rigging best boy: Washington/Los Angeles
Zach Lazar .... electrician
John Le Roy .... key rigging grip
Nathaniel Massey .... camera operator: "b" camera
John Murphy .... crane grip: Washington/Los Angeles (as John W. Murphy)
Thomas Nead .... rigging gaffer: Washington/Los Angeles (as Tom Nead)
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer: Los Angeles tank crew
Jimmie R. Owens .... grip
Bill Pierson .... dolly grip
Christopher Prampin .... lighting technician
Pete Romano .... underwater camera: Washington/Los Angeles
John Sanderson .... video assistant technician
Gerard Sava .... assistant camera: second unit
Mark Schmidt .... assistant camera: second unit, Maine
Aki Shigematsu .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Philip Sloan .... key grip: Los Angeles tank crew (as Phil Sloan)
Timothy Robin Spencer .... first assistant: camera second unit
Randy Stamhuis .... key grip: second unit
Raymond Stella .... director of photography: second unit (as Ray Stella)
Jamie Stephens .... loader: Washington/Los Angeles
Mark Suveg .... video assistant technician: Washington/Los Angeles
Gregor Tavenner .... key first assistant camera
Kelly Uchimura .... second assistant camera: Washington/Los Angeles
Jeff Upton .... gaffer: Canada
Jeanne Vienne .... second assistant camera: Washington/Los Angeles (as Jeanne Lipsey)
Michael Wale .... second assistant camera
Ken Woznow .... best boy grip
Michael LePard .... grip (uncredited)
Jarrod Tiffin .... best boy rigger (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Stuart Aikins .... casting: Canada
Andrea Brown .... extras casting director
Patti Carns Kalles .... casting: Washington (as Patti Kalles)
Sean Cossey .... casting assistant: Canada
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Jason James .... casting: Seattle
Ronna Kress .... casting associate
Laurie Levine .... casting: Seattle
Anna Liza Recto .... casting assistant: New York
Jennifer Ricchiazzi .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Dennison .... costume supervisor
Janice Devries .... key costumer
Joe Diaz .... costumer
Daniel Dirks .... set costumer
David Ferry .... costumer: Los Angeles tank crew
Lynda Foote .... costumer: Los Angeles tank crew (as Linda Foote)
Kevin Harrison .... key costumer
Ronald Leamon .... wardrobe: men, Washington/Los Angeles (as Ron Leamon)
Tish Monaghan .... assistant costume designer
Bren Moore .... set costume supervisor
Jean Murphy .... set costumer
Damien Quinn .... costumer
Sally Roberts .... wardrobe: women, Washington/Los Angeles
Hisami Yamamoto .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
David Armstrong .... color timer
Mike Bellamy .... final colorist
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Bonni Devlin .... location assistant editor
Mark Ellis .... assistant editor
William Fletcher .... first assistant editor
Bruce Giesbrecht .... assistant editor
Helen Hand .... assistant editor
Charles Johnston .... assistant editor (as Charlie Johnston)
Paul Martinez .... associate editor
Thor Roos .... color timer: bleach bypass dailies
Michael Smith .... assistant editor (as Mike Smith)
Lindy Taylor .... post-production assistant
Yvonne Valdez .... assistant editor
Valerie Flueger Veras .... post-production coordinator (as Valerie Anne Flueger)
Christine Aguba .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Elin Carlson .... chorus
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor (as Sandy De Crescent)
James T. Hill .... electronic score producer (as Jim Hill)
James Newton Howard .... orchestrator
James Newton Howard .... score producer
Artie Kane .... conductor
Ron Leonard .... musician: solo cellist
David Low .... orchestra contractor
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
David Olson .... music editor
Paul Salamunovich .... choir conductor
Bill Shozan Schultz .... musician: shakuhachi soloist
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Jim Weidman .... supervising music editor
 
Transportation Department
Rodney Beech .... transportation captain
Scott Irvine .... transportation coordinator
Ronnie King .... transportation
Dave Miller .... transportation co-captain
Lou Mosto .... driver: Los Angeles tank crew
Sergio Orozco .... transportation captain: Los Angeles tank crew
Ken Peterson .... transportation coordinator: Washington/Los Angeles
William Powell .... driver
Kristen Redd-Ginchereau .... transportation captain: Washington/Los Angeles
Walter Riley .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles tank crew (as Walt Riley)
Bruce Scott .... driver
Alana Stelling .... driver
Larry Stelling .... picture car coordinator
Gary Bridges .... picture boat coordinator (uncredited)
Ken Farnell .... driver (uncredited)
Bart Heimburger .... driver (uncredited)
Dennis Lally .... driver (uncredited)
Neil McDaniel .... assistant picture boat coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Steve Alterman .... adr voice
Rick Baca .... u.s. accountant
Chris Baikie .... production assistant
Barbara Barnes .... production assistant
Scott Barnett .... stand-in: Ethan Hawke
Charles Bartlett .... adr voice
Yoshio Be .... adr voice
Doreen Beaulac .... assistant accountant
Paul Berstein .... assistant safety coordinator
Brady Bluhm .... adr voice (as Brandy Bluhm)
Catherine Brelet .... assistant: Mr. Von Sydow (as Catherine Brelet Von Sydow)
Francie Brown .... dialect coach
Raymond Bulinski .... craft service: Los Angeles tank crew (as Ray Bulinski)
Doug Burch .... adr voice
Bill Burns .... assistant location manager
Silver Butler .... production assistant
Chima .... adr voice
Lisanne Collett .... chef
Dan Crosby .... marine coordinator: Canada
Jason Crosby .... marine coordinator
Joni Cuquet .... business and legal affairs
Aria Noelle Curzon .... adr voice (as Aria Curzon)
Kristin Dehnert .... location manager: Washington/Los Angeles
John DeMita .... adr voice
Mike Derry .... production assistant (as Michael Derry)
Bryan Doughty .... adr voice (as Brian Doughty)
Kathryn Drew .... production accountant
Peggy Flood .... adr voice
Julia Frittaion .... unit publicist
Louis Gautier .... tent logistics
Marnie Gee .... assistant location manager
Nicholas Harrison .... kendo choreographer
Dave Harvey .... payroll accountant
Doris Hess .... adr voice
Miko Hughes .... adr voice
Joel Hurley .... location scout
Kenneth Kantymir .... stand-in: Max Von Sydow/James Cromwell/James Rebhorn (as Ken Kantymir)
Kenneth Kantymir .... stand-in: Max Von Sydow/James Cromwell/James Rebhorn
Connie Kennedy .... location manager
Donald R. Kennedy .... legal consultant
Carlyle King .... adr voice
Elyse Klaits .... assistant: Mrs. Kennedy
Marilyn Kopansky .... chef
Daamen J. Krall .... adr voice (as Daamen Krall)
Susan B. Kreutz .... craft service: Los Angeles tank crew (as Susan Kreutz)
Tak Kubota .... adr voice
Nicole La Follette .... production assistant
Christopher Naoki Lee .... adr voice
H. Skye Leslie .... assistant production coordinator: Seattle
Christin Lindgard .... production assistant
Debra R. Lopez .... payroll accountant (as Debra R. Duff)
June Kyoto Lu .... adr voice (as June Kyoko-Lu)
Elizabeth Maxwell .... caterer
Michael Maxwell .... caterer
Ann McDonough .... assistant accountant
Douglas W. McHenry .... post-production accountant
James Mitchell-Clyde .... water safety: marine unit (as James Mitchell Clyde)
Robin Mounsey .... safety coordinator
Heather Murphy .... production coordinator: Washington/Los Angeles (as Heather K. Murphy)
Don Page .... support: labor
Paige Palmer-Hollinshead .... assistant production coordinator
Eric E. Paulson .... set production assistant
Maria Quanfun .... production assistant
K. Brook Radford .... assistant: Mr. Marshall
Mary T. Radford .... assistant: Mr. Marshall
Lisa Ragosin .... assistant production coordinator
Sally Ramsay .... assistant: Mr. Hicks
Jim Rankin .... craft service
Connie Rusgen .... animal trainer
Kaayla Ryane .... production coordinator
Tomoko Sato .... stand-in
Taylor Saxon .... key medic
Christopher Schmidt .... assistant: Mr. Ufland
Hans Schoeber .... adr voice
Akiko Shima .... adr voice
Josh Skye .... set production assistant: second unit
Wendy Spooner .... extras wrangler
Zoe Stephenson .... production assistant
Mike Stokey .... military advisor
Lindy Taylor .... production assistant
Pat Taylor .... assistant production coordinator
Toshi Toda .... adr voice
Karen Tolson .... production assistant
Kelli Turner .... medical advisor
Todd Turner .... epk producer
Kendrie Upton .... location manager
Lois Walker .... production coordinator: Los Angeles tank crew
C. Ransom Walrod .... marine coordinator: US (as Ransom Walrod)
Sabrina Wiener .... adr voice (as Sabriana Wiener)
Marvin Williams .... production assistant
Christine Wilson .... script supervisor
Shayne A. Wilson .... assistant: Mrs. Kennedy (as Shayne Wilson)
Michael Yama .... adr voice
Ted Yonenaka .... craft service: Washington/Los Angeles (as Ted Yanenaka)
Michael C. Young .... production assistant (as Michael Young)
Jodi Zuckerman .... assistant: Mr. Hicks
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jerry Elfendahl .... the producers wish to thank: The Bainbridge Island Historical Society (as Gerald Elfendahl)
Edward Sakauye .... the producers wish to thank: Japanese American National Museum
Dave Tatsuno .... the producers wish to thank: Japanese American National Museum
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, sensuality and brief strong language
Runtime:
127 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:11 | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:12 (bw) | Iceland:12 | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:12 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #36516)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Many of the extras in the scene where the Japanese are sent to internment camps were Japanese-Americans who had actually been sent to the camps in the 1940s.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The Coast Guard form shows Department of Transportation at the top. The movie takes place in the 1950's but the Department of Transportation didn't exist until 1960.See more »
Quotes:
Arthur Chambers:That's the thing with girls. They grew up and break your heart.See more »
Movie Connections:
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On of the Best Films of '99, 4 July 2002
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

Honor and justice, the effects of prejudice, and most importantly the need for truth; all elements that bind us together as a community of Man, or threaten to tear us apart, depending upon the circumstances at hand, and how we, as a society approach them. What it all comes down to is having and living by a moral code, and applying that code objectively, especially in troubled times. And the real question is, when the time comes, are we as a people capable of achieving that objectivity that is imperative in assuring true justice for all? It's an important, legitimate question posed by director Scott Hicks in `Snow Falling On Cedars,' a very real and personal drama, that in the final analysis has a bearing of monumental proportions that ultimately defines who we are and what we are made of, while ascertaining whether or not we do, indeed, have the moral courage necessary to survive as a civilized species.

It's a small town in the State of Washington; the ninth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor is coming up, and a young man named Kazuo Miyamoto (Rick Yune), a much decorated American soldier during the war, is on trial for the murder of local fisherman Carl Heine (Eric Thal). Covering the trial is reporter Ishmael Chambers (Ethan Hawke), whose father, Arthur (Sam Shepard), had been a respected newspaperman locally for many years, known as a man who was not afraid to speak from his conscience when writing an editorial, and who took a stand for the Japanese locals during the emotionally exasperating years encompassing World War II.

Attempting to objectively cover Kazuo's trial, Ishmael finds himself troubled by a conflict of interests; he has a history with Kazuo's wife, Hatsue (Youki Kudoh), a former relationship reaching back to their childhood, but which ended with the onset of the war. And Ishmael still is grappling with the bitterness he has felt since that time, born of his experiences in the military, as well as Hatsue's rejection of him. And now he is forced to objectively observe this pivotal point in her life, watching from the sidelines and seeing first hand the effects of the prejudice that is very much alive among the local citizenry, and which threatens the assurance of an impartial judgment in Kazuo's case; a judgment that will determine the future of not only Kazuo, but of Hatsue, the woman Ishmael once loved-- and still does.

Working from an intelligent screenplay (by Hicks and Ronald Bass, adapted from the novel by David Guterson), with this film Hicks demonstrates the difference between a visionary filmmaker and someone who just makes movies. In another's hands, because of the story itself, this would have no doubt been an excellent film; with Hicks directing, however, it becomes something much more, as he has taken it beyond excellent, crafting and delivering a film that is thoroughly mesmerizing, majestic and memorable. It's an accomplishment achieved through a visionary presentation, born of the director's sensitive approach to the material and his acute insights into the human condition. Fully utilizing all of the magic at his disposal, Hicks has taken a good film and turned it into an emotionally involving, inspirational and visually poetic experience.

With a haunting score by James Newton Howard underscoring the magnificent cinematography of Robert Richardson, Hicks brings the era and the rural splendor of Washington State vividly to life, creating an aesthetic ambiance that makes the emotional essence of the drama almost tangible; and by exacting some incredible performances from his actors, he sustains that emotional level and combines all of these elements to make this film riveting and unforgettable.

As Ishmael, Ethan Hawke gives a reserved, understated performance, through which he genuinely captures the essence of his character. Watching him, you can sense the turmoil of a soul at cross purposes with itself, and he enables you to sample that taste of bitterness toward life he so desperately needs to overcome if he is to move on within himself to greener pastures. With this role, Hawke was given the opportunity to do something fine, and he succeeds with one of his most memorable performances yet.

Youki Kudoh turns in an extremely affecting performance, as well, as Hatsue. With this moving portrayal of a young woman enduring unbearable inner turmoil, she fulfills the artistic promises made in previous films, such as `Mystery Train' in '89, and `Picture Bride,' in 1965. She's a terrific actor, whose eyes are truly a window to her soul.

Also adding to the success of this film are the supporting efforts of Richard Jenkins, as Sheriff Moran, and James Rebhorn as prosecutor Alvin Hooks. But the most notable performance of all comes from Max von Sydow, who as Kazuo's defense attorney, Nels Gudmundsson, is given an opportunity to return to the kind of role that shaped his career early on under the auspices of Ingmar Bergman. As Nels, von Sydow gives a performance made all the more powerful by the restraint and subtlety of his delivery. He takes what to most actors would be a good part, and makes it a cohesive element of the film. It's a performance that by all rights should have earned von Sydow an Oscar nomination, but sadly did not.

The supporting cast includes Reeve Carney (Young Ishmael), Ann Suzuki (Young Hatsue), James Cromwell (Judge Fielding), Ariia Bareikis (Susan Marie), Celia Weston (Etta) and Daniel von Bargen (Carl). In a year (1999) that saw lesser efforts acknowledged, `Snow Falling On Cedars' was inexplicably ignored at Oscar time (except for Richardson's most deserving nomination for cinematography); an injustice, to say the least, as this was clearly one of the best films of the year. Reminiscent of Ang Lee's artistry, yet with a style uniquely his own, Hicks has given us a poetic film of rare beauty and conscience, for which he is hereby granted an Award in it's purest form:

The gratitude of an appreciate audience. 10/10.

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