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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Desmond Nakano (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
14 May 2007 (USA) See more »
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The dramatic impact W.W.II had in the home-front as U.S. Japanese families were uprooted from their daily lives and placed in internment camps in western States in the early 1940s. | Full synopsis »
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Excellent... an understated movie that shines! See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Aaron Yoo ... Lyle Nomura

Olesya Rulin ... Cathy Reyes
Carlton Bluford ... Lester Johnson
Sami Roe ... Jimmy Gorney
Masatoshi Nakamura ... Kaz Nomura

Leonardo Nam ... Lane Nomura
Judy Ongg ... Emi Nomura

Gary Cole ... Billy Burrell

Charles Halford ... Corporal Norris

Big Budah ... Bambino Hirose
Kerry Yo Nakagawa ... Jumbo Tanaka
Junko Yamamoto ... Junko Tanaka
Kale Nakagawa ... Kale Takeshita

Tod Huntington ... Corporal Mack
Jeff Herr ... Director Watson
John Kruk ... Announcer
Yukari Kama ... Lane's Girlfriend
Richard Allen ... Joe Johnson

Susanna Thompson ... Shirley Burrell
Mark Nilson ... Grover Madson
Jeff Olson ... Umpire
Seth Sakai ... Nori Morita
Kerry Shimizu Lee ... Rose Hirose

Jon Gries ... Ed Tully
Joey Miyashima ... Dissident

Sarah Drew ... Katie Burrell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Gerrish ... Dan Lemon
Bryson Kuan ... Right Outfielder

Lance Otto ... US Soldier
K.J. Adachi ... Little bambino (uncredited)

Chris Beames ... Kid (uncredited)
Jacob Dickey ... Topaz Typist / U.S. Navy Sailor (uncredited)
Jason Fullmer ... Baseball Spectator (uncredited)
Bryan James ... American G.I. (uncredited)
Kazumi Nakamura ... Woman (voice) (uncredited)

Lynnanne Zager ... Baseball Fan (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Desmond Nakano 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Desmond Nakano (screenplay) (as Desmond L. Nakano) &
Tony Kayden (screenplay)

Desmond Nakano (story) (as Desmond L. Nakano)

Produced by
Tom Gorai .... producer
Arata Matsushima .... executive producer
Barry Rosenbush .... producer
David Skinner .... executive producer
Terry Spazek .... producer
Kerry Yo Nakagawa .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph Conlan 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew Williams (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mark Yoshikawa 
 
Casting by
Yôko Narahashi  (as Yoko Narahashi)
Cate Praggastis 
Victoria Thomas  (as Vickie Thomas)
 
Production Design by
Christopher R. DeMuri  (as Christopher Demuri)
 
Set Decoration by
Les Boothe 
Ivan Saunders 
 
Costume Design by
Lawane Cole  (as LaWane Boltz)
 
Makeup Department
Lindey L. Crow .... additional hair stylist
Lindey L. Crow .... additional makeup artist
Kimberly Desmond .... assistant hair stylist
Julie Kreger .... hair department head
Bern Kubiak .... key makeup artist (as Ben Kubiak)
Greg T. Moon .... makeup department head (as Greg Moon)
Carol Strong .... key hair stylist
Lisa Ann Thomas .... makeup artist
Jeffrey B. Woodward .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kelsey Daniels .... production supervisor (as Kelsey Landry)
Ned Humphreys .... post-production supervisor
John O'Connor .... additional post-production supervisor
Terry Spazek .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hayley Badham .... additional second assistant director
Hayley Badham .... first assistant director: second unit
Shawn Bisi .... second second assistant director
Nicholas Lee .... first assistant director
Kyle LeMire .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Brent Astrope .... construction coordinator
Susan Astrope .... art department buyer
Tyler Astrope .... carpenter
Jonathan Atwood .... swing
Burke Bowthorpe .... props assistant
Tim Crowder .... carpenter
J. Chad Davis .... scenic artist (as Chad Davis)
Shaun 'Pickle' Davis .... swing (as Shaun Davis)
Andy Demuri .... carpenter
Jerel Ferwerda .... carpenter
Benjamin J. Fox .... props assistant (as Benjamin Fox)
Larry 'Lance' Hadley .... painter
Matt Harris .... property master
Janet S. Havranek .... art department buyer
Ben Hoopes .... carpenter
Hollie Howton .... art department coordinator
Dustin Jack .... carpenter
Amber Jessop .... set dresser
Gabriel Jessop .... leadman
Damon M. Loll .... construction laborer
Maxwell Loll .... additional carpenter
Scotty Meek .... on-set dresser (as Scottie Meek)
Scott Munoz .... carpenter
Richard T. Olson .... property master (as Richard 'Rico' Olson)
Michael Osten .... scenic artist
Layne Robinson .... construction foreman
Scott Chase Ruley .... set dresser (as Scott C. Ruley)
Leslie Smoot .... food stylist
Malcolm Sonsire .... swing (as Malcom Sonsire)
Michael South .... carpenter
Cordell Taylor .... carpenter
Cordell Taylor .... greensman
Richard Thatcher .... additional carpenter
John R. Uibel .... storyboard artist (as John Uibel)
Susan Valentine .... art department buyer
Lansia Wann .... props
Ronald Walkshorse .... set sign painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
Jason Brady .... boom operator
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Adam De Coster .... foley artist
Michael J. Fox .... adr supervisor
Bill Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer (as William Jenkins)
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor (as Peter Lago)
Patricio A. Libenson .... dialogue editor (as patricio Libenson)
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Eric Reuveni .... sound effects editor
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer (as Mark Rozett)
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... sound mixer (as Jonathon Earl Stein)
Ben Whitver .... foley editor
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor (as Brian Miller)
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Vanessa Cheung .... matte painter
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Christopher Jones .... CG title designer
Kenneth Nakada .... visual effects supervisor
Erik Paesel .... digital data management
Martha Soehendra .... compositor (as Martha E. Soehendra)
Elaine Essex Thompson .... visual effects producer
Sean Wilson .... compositor
 
Stunts
Matt Norklun .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Arena .... Steadicam operator
Joseph Arena .... camera operator: "a" camera
Greg Bishop .... additional grip
Ryan Cannon .... second assistant camera
Zep Christensen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Joseph Christensen)
Thomas Cooney .... electrician (as Thomas 'Tiff' Cooney III)
Reed Fanning .... grip
Jason Fife .... key grip
Brandon Gleave .... electrician
George Griner .... camera operator: "b" camera
George Griner .... director of photography: second unit
Jacob Haskell .... camera loader
Richard Hendricks .... best boy grip
Scott Hinckley .... video assist operator
Robert Lowe .... electrician
Jerome Roi Maufas .... grip (as Roi Maufus)
Rick Mitchell .... crane operator: titan crane
Matthew Morgan .... still photographer
Stephanie Ollerton .... camera intern
Rick Page .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dennis L. Peterson .... gaffer
Wes Peterson .... electrician
Chris Reiter .... best boy electric
Stephen Rippey .... camera truck
Richard Schmidt .... grip (as Richard Schmit)
Jason Seaton .... video assist operator
Robert Stone .... electrician (as Rob Stone)
Todd Taylor .... dolly grip
Bas Tiele .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Alex Torres .... additional grip
John M. Williams .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Wayne Wulfenstein .... grip
 
Casting Department
Pamelia Campbell .... volunteer extras casting
Elizabeth Cier .... casting assistant: Utah
Shawn Mehling .... extras casting
Robyn Owen .... associate casting director: Los Angeles
Yesi Ramirez .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debra Box .... key costumer
Jessica Garren .... costume intern
Alyson Hancey .... costume supervisor (as Alison Hancey)
Cary Hancey .... laundry
Natalie Pascual .... costumer (as Natalie Ann Pascual)
Nani Rodriguez .... costume production assistant
Kourtney Salvatori .... costumer
Tessa Stephensen .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Paul Allia .... digital colorist
Brent Bullock .... dailies telecine
Erik Cho .... dailies telecine
Wade Felker .... dailies colorist
Randy Magalski .... on-line editor
Amber McKenzie .... on-line assistant
John Mullin .... post-production intern
Lilly Posner .... post-production intern
Keith Shaw .... final colorist
Douglas Slocum .... assistant editor
Chu Wu .... on-line editor
Christopher Zuber .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Michael Aarvold .... scoring mixer
Alan Brewer .... music producer
Alan Brewer .... music supervisor
Michael O'Neill .... guitarist
Ronald J. Webb .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Britani Alexander .... transportation coordinator (as Britani Alexander-Currey)
Larry Alexander .... transportation captain
Jason Barker .... driver
Fred Bishop .... driver: honeywagon
Robert Boldi .... driver: All Star Motion Picture Catering
Reed Bruno .... driver
Scott Currey .... driver
Peter Daniels .... driver
Judy Darby .... driver
Jill Defriez .... driver
Duke Gerald .... driver
Saranne Gross .... driver
Bob Hoversten .... transportation co-captain (as Robert Hoversten)
Mark 'Alf' Humphries .... driver
Mike Johnson .... driver
Darrell Karren .... transportation runner
Katie Lynch .... driver
Larry Lynch .... driver
Ryan McDowell .... driver
Joseph Osborn .... consultant: picture cars
Thad Paget .... driver
April Picklesimer .... driver (as April Pickleseimer)
Stephen Rippey .... driver (as Steven Rippey)
David Shaffer .... driver
Rick Spidell .... driver
 
Other crew
Gaetano Akiya .... assistant production accountant
Liz Amsden .... stock footage coordinator
Suzanne Bingham .... script supervisor
Robert Boldi .... chef: All Star Motion Picture Catering
Kamille Boothe .... set medic
Karen Boothe .... set medic
Ryan Butterfield .... representative: Zions Bank
Pamela Butters .... accounting production assistant
Hayato Chaki .... intern
Marc Conn .... location manager
Samantha Cook .... film runner
Perry L. Coomans .... craft service: Personalized Craft Service
Harry Cross Jr. .... office intern
Shayne J. Cullen .... set production assistant (as Shayne Cullen)
Mike De La Vina .... key set production assistant (as Mike De La Vina Jr.)
Whitney Devenney .... intern
Steven Doxey .... assistant: Mr. Nakano
Don Draper .... craft service: Personalized Craft Service
Christopher Dwan .... assistant: Mr. Spazek
Valerie Farabee .... assistant: Mr. Gorai
Rick Ferkins .... caterer: All Star Motion Picture Catering
Jeff Freedman .... publicist: Jeff Friedman Sports (as Jeff Friedman)
J.J. Gerber .... assistant production coordinator
Geoffrey Goldsmith .... catering assistant: All Star Motion Picture Catering
Andrew Grimshaw .... set production assistant
Mark Halloran .... production legal: Halloran Law Firm
Jeff Horne .... key office production assistant
Jeff Horne .... production secretary
Kip Jensen .... set production assistant
Masashi Kamimura .... assistant: Mr. Rosenbush
Brian Kido .... stand-in
Shane Larsen .... security
Brad Leatham .... set production assistant
Sloane Lewis .... key set production assistant
Chris Linton .... assistant: Mr. Spazek
Maggie Means .... production accountant
Fred Milstein .... completion bond: CineFinance
Ryotaro Minamimoto .... set production assistant
William Morey .... office intern
Kale Nakagawa .... baseball consultant
Kale Nakagawa .... stand-in
David Norton Jr. .... location assistant (as david Norton)
Mrs. Parker .... production therapist
Dustin Puttuck .... accounting production assistant
Jonathan Raia .... craft service: Personalized Craft Service
Yoshi Shioya .... dialogue coach: Japan
Theodore Spazek .... set production assistant (as Theo Spazek)
Bonnie Story .... choreographer
Aaron Lee Syrett .... film commissioner: Utah
Miho Takada .... intern
Martina Walker .... representative: Zions Bank
Kate Wickstrom .... assistant: Mr. Skinner
Jeff 'Wilkie' Willkinson .... catering assistant: All Star Motion Picture Catering
 
Thanks
Pat Morita .... in memory of (as Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita)
Lane Nakano .... dedicatee
 

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Excellent... an understated movie that shines!, 31 December 2007
Author: ETVdreamer from United States

This film is a poignant drama that depicts the dichotomized perspectives of U.S. citizens during World War II. Although heritage and physical attributes divide two groups of people, common interests (jazz music, baseball, and truth) bond them together. American Pastime also delves into the inner relations of two families caught on opposite sides of the fence and the upheaval of their respective traditional values.

When one resembles the face of an enemy, it leads to fear. Fear then leads to prejudice; then prejudice to discrimination. Could it be possible for love and truth to triumph over a chasm created by war?

Commendable acting by all the cast--there is also a touching performance by Sarah Drew. The cinematography is outstanding. I highly recommend this movie.

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