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The Wash (1988)

Nobu, an old, bigoted, Japanese-American traditionalist, is unable to reconcile the needs of his wife and two daughters with his own conservative view on life, which forces them to leave him in pursuit of their own happiness.

Writers:

Philip Kan Gotanda (play), Philip Kan Gotanda (screenplay)
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Mako ... Nobu Matsumoto
Nobu McCarthy ... Masi Matsumoto
Sab Shimono ... Sadao
Patti Yasutake ... Marsha
Marion Yue Marion Yue ... Judy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Fitzsimmons ... Jimmy Fitzsimmons
Ken Narasaki ... Brad
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Storyline

Nobu, an old, bigoted, Japanese-American traditionalist, is unable to reconcile the needs of his wife and two daughters with his own conservative view on life, which forces them to leave him in pursuit of their own happiness.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kapiel See more »

Filming Locations:

Berkeley, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

American Playhouse See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Mako and Sab Shimono would later go on to costar in the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim series, Samurai Jack, as Aku and Emperor (Jack's father), respectively. See more »

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Rare portrayal of a Japanese-American family
16 April 2000 | by mihai99See all my reviews

Excellent independent movie whose rare portrayal of a Japanese-American family's struggles hasn't yet surfaced in mainstream media. A couple of plot lines seemed under-developed, but overall it was a beautiful story about tradition, suppressed feelings, and true love after 70.


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