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Captive Hearts Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In this WWII melodrama, a young pilot captured by the Japanese falls in love with a village woman. Robert (Chris Makepeace) is shot down over wartime Japan. Village elder Fukushima (Pat Morita) saves him from execution. Over time, Robert wins over the village people, particularly young widow Miyoko (Mari Sato). This simple melodrama, directed by Paul Almond and beautifully photographed by Thomas Vamos in the Canadian mountains, is a rather simple-minded and clichéd love story. Mari Sato is lovely as the pure Japanese woman who is perhaps a little to sweet to be entirely believable. Makepeace is a stilted wooden actor who can do little with his role except look attractive. Captive Hearts, simple and well-meaning, needs a little bit more depth to make the story interesting. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

  • Release date:June 5, 1987

Cast

Noriyuki "Pat" Morita
as Fukushima
Chris Makepeace
as Robert
Mari Sato
as Miyoko
Michael Sarrazin
as Sgt. McManus
Seth Sakai
as Takayama
Denis Akiyama
as Masato

Crew

Paul Almond
Director
John Kuri
Producer
Gary Nardino
Producer
Sargon Tamimi
Play Author
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita
Screenwriter
John Kuri
Screenwriter
Thomas Vamos
Cinematographer
David Benoit
Composer (Music Score)
Nicoletta Massone
Production Designer
Nicoletta Massone
Costume Designer
Patrick Rousseau
Sound/Sound Designer
John Kuri
Second Unit Director
Daniel Vincelette
Second Unit Director Of Photography
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