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Under the Blood-Red Sun (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, History | 14 September 2014 (USA)
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December 7, 1941 - On a Sunday morning, TOMIKAZU (TOMI) NAKAJI and his best friend BILLY DAVIS are playing baseball in a field near their homes in Hawaii when the Japanese launch a surprise... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Savage

Writer:

Graham Salisbury (as Graham Sandy Salisbury)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyler Ki Sakamoto ... Tomikazu 'Tomi' Nakaji
Kalama Epstein ... Billy Davis
Dann Seki ... Grampa
Autumn Ogawa ... Mama Nakaji
Wil Kahele ... Charlie
Chris Tashima ... Papa Nakaji
Bryce Moore ... Keet Wilson
Mina Kohara ... Kimi Nakaji
Benen Weir ... Jake Davis
Aidan James ... Rico
Marco Lopez ... Mose
Howard Bishop ... FBI Agent (as Howard W. Bishop)
Shiro Kawai ... Sanji
Tom Holowach ... Mr. Wilson
Lisa Barnes ... Mrs. Wilson
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December 7, 1941 - On a Sunday morning, TOMIKAZU (TOMI) NAKAJI and his best friend BILLY DAVIS are playing baseball in a field near their homes in Hawaii when the Japanese launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. As Tomi looks up and recognizes the Blood-Red Sun emblem on the fighter planes, he knows that his life has changed forever. Soon, his father and grandfather, both Japanese Americans, are arrested and taken to internment camps. His mother loses her job because she is Japanese. Although Tomi feels frightened and ashamed of his native land, he is quickly forced to become the man of the family. "Under the Blood-Red Sun" is an unforgettable tale of courage, honor, survival and friendship. Written by Anonymous

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How far would you go to defend your honor?

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Drama | Family | History | War

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

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English

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14 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Oahu, Hawaii, USA

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In 2015, this film screened as the Opening Night film at the 15th DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, and was featured as the Center Piece film at the 10th DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon. See more »

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Grampa: Confonnit!
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Very disappointing
7 January 2017 | by kaizohhSee all my reviews

This could have been a good film, but halfway through I longed for it to finish.

The acting was OK at times, mediocre at others. I've seen better acting in silly B-movie SF films!

The dialogue was, at times, very poorly written. You could forgive the non-American characters, their broken English was often pretty convincing. But the Americans' dialogue was often pretty abysmal. Dare I even suggest that a certain blond-haired boy was added for a little light-hearted relief, because he's quite possibly one of the most pathetic characters I've ever seen!

I feel bad for writing this review, but I honestly didn't like the film. As I'm writing this, the film has a rating of 8.2 after 44 ratings, which IMHO just doesn't reflect its poor quality.


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