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Come See the Paradise

Portraying one of the shadier details of American history, this is the story of Jack McGurn, who comes to Los Angeles in 1936. He gets a job at a movie theatre in Little Tokyo and falls in love with the boss's daughter, Lily Kawamura. When her father finds out, he is fired and forbidden ever to see her again. But together they escape to Seattle. When the war breaks out, the authorities decide that the Japanese immigrants must live in camps like war prisoners.

  • Rated: R
  • Genre(s): Drama, History, Romance, War
  • Release Date: 01/01/1990
  • Run Time: 138 minutes
  • Director(s): Alan Parker
  • Writers: Alan Parker
  • Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono
  • Cast: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi, Stan Egi, Ronald Yamamoto, Akemi Nishino, Naomi Nakano, Brady Tsurutani, Elizabeth Gilliam, Shyree Mezick, Caroline Junko King, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Colm Meaney, Becky Ann Baker
  • Studios: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Scenes Filmed in Oregon

Come See the Paradise

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