American Pastime

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The lives of Japanese-Americans upend during World War II.

Cast & Crew

Gary Cole
Billy Burrell
Jon Gries
Ed Tully
Aaron Yoo
Lyle Nomura
Susanna Thompson
Shirley Burrell
Sarah Drew
Katie Burrell
Olesya Rulin
Cathy Reyes
Carlton Bluford
Lester Johnson
Sami Roe
Jimmy Gorney
Desmond Nakano
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Tony Kayden
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Tom Gorai
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David Skinner
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Terry Spazek
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Critic Reviews for American Pastime

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (6)

  • A moving, heartfelt drama.

    May 11, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Full of interesting characters and placed in a charged setting, but the preachy and obvious spin it takes is ultimately melodramatic and predictable.

    August 24, 2010 | Full Review…
  • American Pastime asks what it truly means to be an American. What better question to ask these days?

    November 15, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • While everything else about Pastime is very good, it's all rooted in a mediocre screenplay.

    June 9, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • While historically sensitive and thought-provoking, the film has serious flaws. The story line is scattered and the direction uneven.

    May 16, 2007 | Rating: C
  • American Pastime's inclusive, forgiving message could hardly be more admirable. It could have been more exciting, though.

    May 11, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4

Audience Reviews for American Pastime

  • Aug 19, 2012
    I am a complete sucker for these kinds of movies. This movie touches the heart. It is a good reminder that the American-Japanese went through a hard time during WWII, not just the Jews. Though America was not so harsh on Japanese, as Germans were to the Jews, they still deserve recognition for their plight. Add a little baseball rivalry, forbidden romance, and questions of honor to this story, and we have a nicely done little film...
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2008
    An interesting portrayal of the internment camps the Japanese-Americans were placed in during WWII
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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