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Come See the Paradise
One of the few American films to deal with the tragic story of the internment of Asian-Americans during World War II, Come See the Paradise opens in the late 1930s, as Jack McGurn (Dennis Quaid) is working as a union organizer in New York City. Jack finds himself on the wrong side of the law after he gets involved in an ill-advised bombing of a scab shop, and he flees to Los Angeles, where Hiroshi Kawamura (Sab Shimono) gives him a job as a projectionist in L.A.'s Little Tokyo. Jack soon meets Hiroshi's beautiful daughter Lily (Tamlyn Tomita) and it's love at first sight. Jack and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A love story set against the internment of Japanese Americans following Pearl Harbor."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Unfocused, overly dramatic, and all over the map; the ostensible subject deserves a much better treatment."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Seriously underrated work from Dennis Quaid and Alan Parker."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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