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During the late 1930s, with the Second World War feverishly brewing, Jack McGurn (Dennis Quaid), a struggling union activist working as a film projectionist in a San Francisco movie theater, falls in love with beautiful Japanese-American Lily Kawamura (Tamlyn Tomita). Against Lily's father's wishes (and contrary to the California law of the time forbidding intermarriage), Jack and Lily wed and have a child. Their marriage flourishes until the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and America enters World War II. Japanese Americans--including Lily and her family--are herded into concentration camps by the thousands. Jack is drafted into the army but is prepared to risk life and limb to see his family again.The predominantly Japanese American cast paints a stunning collective portrait of the toll taken by the rash and racist internment of Japanese-Americans during the war. Director Alan Parker, as he did in MISSISSIPPI BURNING, uses his acute, convincing storytelling abilities to take a brave look at a dark episode in America's past.System Requirements:Running Time: 135 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202439536
UPC 024543244608
UPC 14 00024543244608
Format DVD
Release Date 1/7/2014
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Name Quaid,Dennis
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Cast & Crew
Alan Parker - Director
Alan Parker - Writer
Dennis Quaid - Actor
Gerry Hambling - Editor
Michael Seresin - Cinematographer
Randy Edelman - Original Music By
Robert F. Colesberry - Producer
Sab Shimono - Actor
Shizuko Hoshi - Actor
Tamlyn Tomita - Actor
Cannes Film Festival (1990) Alan Parker , Nominee, Best Director
Product Attributes
Actor Quaid,Dennis
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...a fable to remind us of how easily we can surrender our liberties, and how much we need them.

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