American Pastime

American Pastime

Gary Cole
Director: Desmond Nakano Cast: Gary Cole
Gary Cole
, Leonardo Nam
Leonardo Nam
, Aaron Yoo
Aaron Yoo
Desmond Nakano


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Gary Cole, Aaron Yoo, John Gries, and Judy Ongg star in an inspirational small town drama exploring the lingering effects of World War II on Japanese-American citizens struggling to overcome lingering hostilities and be accepted in country they now call home. The Nomuras are a typical American family who just happen to be of Japanese heritage. When World War II breaks out and the Nomuras are ushered into the Topaz internment camp, teenage son Lyle (Yoo) becomes the target of harassment to camp guard and frustrated minor league catcher Billy Burrell. Lyle is a star pitcher who had been accepted into college on a baseball scholarship, but was subsequently forced to abandon his dreams when his family was interned. Billy's daughter is a musical instructor at the camp, and when she and Lyle strike up a tenuous romance, tensions quickly come to a head between the two families. Hoping that the two families will be able to find a common ground due to their mutual love of baseball, Lyle's father proposes a goodwill game between Burrell's team and the internees. As the two teams take to the diamond for a game organized to unite them all, the small town's tolerance will be put to the ultimate test in a match that reveals the true spirit of American culture.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2007
UPC: 0085391156321
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 49,199

Special Features

Making-of featurette "Go for Broke: Behind American Pastime"; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Cole Billy Burrell
Leonardo Nam Lane Nomura
Aaron Yoo Lyle Nomura
Masatoshi Nakamura Kaz Nomura
Judy Ongg Emi Nomura
Jon Gries Tully
Susanna Thompson Shirley Burrell
Seth Sakai Nori
Sarah Drew Katie Burrell
Charles Halford Norris
Tod Huntington Mack

Technical Credits
Desmond Nakano Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Lawane Cole Boltz Costumes/Costume Designer
Alan Brewer Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph Conlan Score Composer
Chris DeMuri Production Designer
Tom Gorai Producer
Tony Kayden Screenwriter
Arata Matsushima Executive Producer
Cate Praggastis Casting
Barry Rosenbush Producer
Tom Saviano Songwriter
David Skinner Executive Producer
Terry Spazek Producer
Vickie Thomas Casting
Matthew Williams Cinematographer
Yoko Narahashi Casting
Mark Yoshikawa Editor

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