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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.

Director:

Desmond Nakano

Writers:

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
Carleton Bluford ... Lester Johnson (as Carlton Bluford)
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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Drama | Romance | Sport

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At The Dance
Written by Verdi Woodward (as Verdi "Woody" Woodward) and Desmond Nakano
Produced by Alan Brewer
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On balance, an original story about a predictable situation
31 August 2007 | by birckSee all my reviews

Full disclosure: I'm caucasian, married into an Asian family, although not a Japanese one. This film is well-done, well-acted, well-written and fair to both sides. The sides are the Japanese- Americans, v. the Townies, which includes the garrison guarding the camp. The obvious tension is there, but it's not universal: some locals are twisted cracker jerks; some are decent people. The inmates, male and female, are genuine victims of injustice, so our sympathy generally moves in one direction, appropriately. The story is of the adjustments the Japanese- Americans make for their captors, and the manner in which one interracial couple adjusts to falling in love and growing up in a situation as distorted as an internment camp. It's all believable, the dialogue is good and believable, and the film is well worth seeing. And it's subtitled in the right places.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2007 (USA) See more »

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American Pastime See more »

Filming Locations:

Copperton, Utah, USA See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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