American Pastime

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Great Moviemaking

on 5/25/2007

This is an exeptional independently produced movie. Story of All American Family (Japanese Heritage) illegally relocated by US Govt. to Utah Desert Internment camp. American resilience / spirit and racism toward Japanese Americans is all depicted through a story focused on baseball and family values. Great lessons for ALL. Very kid friendly.

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Product Overview

Powerful story about japanese american families who were placed in internment camps during 1940s WWII. Faced with a country that now doubted their loyalty and struggling with their new situation, they turn to baseball as a way to handle their plight and find the strength to stand up for themselves.

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Studio Warner
SKU 204220261
UPC 085391156321
UPC 14 00085391156321
Format DVD
Release Date 5/22/2007
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Barry Rosenbush - Producer
Christopher R. DeMuri - Production Designer
David Skinner - Executive Producer
Desmond Nakano - Director
Desmond Nakano - Writer
Gary Cole - Actor
Hollie Howton - Art Director
Jon Gries - Actor
Joseph Conlan - Original Music By
Leonardo Nam - Actor
Mark Yoshikawa - Editor
Matthew Williams - Cinematographer
Sarah Drew - Actor
Tony Kayden - Writer
Reviews
ReviewSource Cinema Crazed
Review I'm always grateful of films that manage to use its cast of actors for their talents and not the pigeonholes they've had put upon them. "American Pastime" is one of the few movies I've seen in years that uses its Asian American cast to provide some strong performances, and not fight mystic martial arts of some kind. There's always talk of African Americans being used poorly in America, but the most suppressed race in the film medium are the Asian Americans. "American Pastime" brings out a strong turn out from its cast of seasoned veterans exploring the plight of the Asian Americans during Pearl Harbor, and many established families being forced to live in Internment camps...It's not an all too poetic or subtle piece of war time drama and social commentary, that's pretty much a given with its sap and obvious plot devices, but "American Pastime" has its appeal. With strong performances, and an utterly entertaining story, it works, and I enjoyed it.
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Reviewer Felix Vasquez, Jr.
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader ...undeniably heartfelt.
Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times ...[Nakano] does a fine job in evoking the events and era and in guiding his actors through emotion-filled scenes.

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