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American Pastime (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 14 May 2007 (USA)
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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.

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Desmond Nakano

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Desmond Nakano (screenplay) (as Desmond L. Nakano), Tony Kayden (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Yoo ... Lyle Nomura
Olesya Rulin ... Cathy Reyes
Carlton Bluford Carlton Bluford ... Lester Johnson
Sami Roe Sami Roe ... Jimmy Gorney
Masatoshi Nakamura Masatoshi Nakamura ... Kaz Nomura
Leonardo Nam ... Lane Nomura
Judy Ongg Judy Ongg ... Emi Nomura
Gary Cole ... Billy Burrell
Charles Halford ... Corporal Norris
Big Budah ... Bambino Hirose
Kerry Yo Nakagawa Kerry Yo Nakagawa ... Jumbo Tanaka
Junko Yamamoto Junko Yamamoto ... Junko Tanaka
Kale Nakagawa Kale Nakagawa ... Kale Takeshita
Tod Huntington ... Corporal Mack
Jeff Herr Jeff Herr ... Director Watson
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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.

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Drama | Romance | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Méltatlan előítélet See more »

Filming Locations:

Copperton, Utah, USA See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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At The Dance
Written by Verdi "Woody" Woodward & Desmond Nakano
Produced by Alan Brewer
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Worth seeing "American Pastime"
21 May 2007 | by justgazinSee all my reviews

When I saw the movie "American Pastime", there was a Q and A afterward. This film is a compilation of many of the experiences that friends and relatives of the screen writer had during the Japanese internment camps of WWII. The producer and director stated that the entire film was filmed in Utah, near where one of the internment camps had been, so the actors could feel and understand even the weather, sand, and restrictive situations that happened.

Inspite of the seriousness of the situation, the viewer will laugh, think, and cry as they watch this film. The baseball scenes were fun, but one knows it was a bit over the top. That didn't hurt the film though. During the Q and A, we were told that baseball really was a big part of life at internment camps.

The actors were sincere. I only hope that because this film is a small budget film, that it does not get lost in the shuffle. I think it was one of the best films I have seen this year, and I go to the movies a lot..It is a sure thing.


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