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Director: Alan Parker     Starring: Tamlyn Tomita Dennis Quaid
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202439536
UPC: 024543244608
UPC 14: 00024543244608
Sales Rank: 7662
Rating: Game Rating Code
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First their Love was Forbidden by Law. Then it was Torn Apart by War.
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

"...a fable to remind us of how easily we can surrender our liberties, and how much we need them.  Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Editor's Note
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.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/7/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 138 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1990
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2234460
Video UPC UPC: 00024543244608
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Japanese
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, Japanese
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Dennis Quaid
Video Cast Info Sab Shimono
Video Cast Info Shizuko Hoshi
Video Cast Info Tamlyn Tomita
Video Cast Info Alan Parker - Director
Video Cast Info Alan Parker - Writer
Video Cast Info Gerry Hambling - Editor
Video Cast Info Michael Seresin - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Randy Edelman - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Robert F. Colesberry - Producer

Awards


Cannes Film Festival (1990)
   Video Award Name Alan Parker , Nominee, Best Director

Memorable Quotes

"They can break both my arms and legs and it could never hurt me as much as losing you, Lily." ---- Jack McGurn (Dennis Quaid)

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...The deep sorrow and controlled anger of COME SEE THE PARADISE make its attack on bigotry all the more forceful....Fine, delicate performances..." 12/23/1990 p.42

Los Angeles Times
"...Director Parker keeps breaking down barriers, striking out audaciously..." 01/17/1991 p.F6

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Quaid,Dennis
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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