6.6/10
199
9 user 3 critic

Tokyo Pop (1988)

Young female rock singer is not appreciated by her band, gets postcard from Japan saying "wish you were here". Takes what little money she has including ex-boyfriend's rent money and goes ... See full summary »

Director:

Fran Rubel Kuzui
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carrie Hamilton Carrie Hamilton ... Wendy Reed
Diamond Yukai Diamond Yukai ... Hiro Yamaguchi (as Yutaka Tadokoro)
Taiji Tonoyama ... Grandfather
Tetsurô Tanba ... Mr. Dota
Masumi Harukawa Masumi Harukawa ... Mother
Toki Shiozawa Toki Shiozawa ... Mama-san
Hiroshi Mikami ... Club Manager
Michael Cerveris ... Mike (as Mike Cerveris)
Gina Belafonte ... Holly
Daisuke Ohyama Daisuke Ohyama ... Yoji (Keyboards) (as Daisuke Oyama)
Hiroshi Kobayashi Hiroshi Kobayashi ... Kaz (Drums)
Hiroshi Sugita Hiroshi Sugita ... Taro (Bass)
Satoshi Kanai Satoshi Kanai ... Shun (Guitar)
Rikiya Yasuoka ... Akira (Manager)
Senri Yamazaki Senri Yamazaki ... Aya (Dancer)
Edit

Storyline

Young female rock singer is not appreciated by her band, gets postcard from Japan saying "wish you were here". Takes what little money she has including ex-boyfriend's rent money and goes to Tokyo. She has numereous cross-cultural adventures and ends up singing with a Japanese rock group looking for a gaijin gimmick. They get their 15 minutes of fame, and our heroine realizes that she has no future there, and will hold them back if she stays. Everyone lives happily ever after. Written by andrew mossberg <aem@symbiosis.ahp.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

f rated | independent film | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

5 November 1988 (Japan) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$125,345
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(VHS)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (TVC)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The band performing on stage immediately following the credits (the singer has the big pigtails) is the Japanese band, Papaya Paranoia. See more »


Soundtracks

Nantonaku Nantonaku
Performed by The Spiders
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hi Everyone!
16 November 2007 | by paula155See all my reviews

Hello! My name is Paula, I live in Argentina, and I've always had this odd fascination about this film, since I was a teenager actually, and I the last song performed by Carrie Hamilton was so enchanting! It is called "Never Forget", but I can't find it anywhere! and nobody seems to be interested in this film, or the movie soundtrack. Please contact me if you can provide me with some info. paula155@hotmail.com is my email address. I really don't get how this movie is so mysterious and has no fans clubs, forums, or things like that. It was really disappointing when I knew about Carrie's death. She was so young, and talented, her voice was an inspiration.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch



Recently Viewed