Come See the Paradise Movie Review 1990

Information and Film Reviews for Come See the Paradise the Movie

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Jack McGurn (Quaid) takes a job at a movie theatre in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo and falls for owner's daughter Lily (Tomita). They marry, but after the bombing of Pearl Harbor all Japanese-Americans are interned. Told in flashback, the story offers a candid look at the racism implicit in the relocations and the hypocrisy that often lurks beneath the surface of the pursuit of liberty and justice for all. Sometimes melodramatic script indulges a bit too much in the obvious, but the subject is worthwhile, one that has not yet been cast into the vast bin of Hollywood cliches. The cast, apart from Quaid's misguided attempt at seriousness, is excellent.


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Available on VHS
Running time 135 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, POW/MIA, World War II, At the Movies, The Homefront: U.S./Canada, Asian America, Interracial Affairs, L.A., Concentration/Internment Camps
Alan Parker
Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi, Stan(ford) Egi, Ronald Yamamoto, Akemi Nishino, Naomi Nakano, Brady Tsurutani, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Joe Lisi
Alan Parker
Randy Edelman
20th Century-Fox

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