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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Yoo ... Lyle Nomura
Olesya Rulin ... Cathy Reyes
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 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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Genres:

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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Saddle Swing
Written and Performed by Matt King
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Excellent... an understated movie that shines!
31 December 2007 | by ETVdreamerSee all my reviews

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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