American Pastime (2007)

American Pastime
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Drama, Sports, Period, Historical
Keywords 1940s, baseball, race relations, WWII
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Matthew Williams Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Mark Yoshikawa Editor n/a 172 7000001
Joseph Conlan Music n/a 120781 8000001
Kelsey Landry Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000004
Nick Lee Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Tony Kayden Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Terry Spazek Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Terry Spazek Line Producer n/a 161 5000002
Christopher R DeMuri Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Ivan Saunders Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Jonathan Earl Stein Sound Design n/a 120905 14000001
Matt Norklun Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Jeff Freedman Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
LaWone Boltz Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Yoko Narahashi Casting n/a 179 10000003
Hollie Howton Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Cate Praggastis Casting n/a 179 10000001
Vickie Thomas Casting n/a 179 10000002
Desmond Nakano Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Kerry Nakagawa Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Sami Roe Actor Jimmy Gorney 1 1000007
Carlton W Bluford Actor Lester Johnson 1 1000008
Sarah Drew Actor Katie Burrell 1 1000009
Bart Johnson Actor n/a 1 1000006
Seth Sakai Actor Morita, Nori 1 1000005
Aaron Yoo Actor Lyle Nomura 1 1000002
Masatoshi Nakamura Actor Kaz Nomura 1 1000003
Judie Ongg Actor Emi Nomura 1 1000004
Jon Gries Actor Ed Tully 1 1000010
Susanna Thompson Actor Shirley Burrell 1 1000011
Terry Spazek Producer n/a 3 3000003
David Skinner Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Arata Matshushima Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Tom Gorai Producer n/a 3 3000002
Barry Rosenbush Producer n/a 3 3000001
Leonardo Nam Actor Lane 1 1000012
Desmond Nakano Director n/a 2 2000001
Gary Cole Actor Billy Burrell 1 1000001
Kaz Nomura and his wife Emi struggle to maintain a normal life after being forcibly relocated to an internment camp in the remote town of Abraham, Utah. Older brother Lane, determined to prove his loyalty, enlists in the U.S. Army's celebrated 442nd Regimental Combat Team. His brother Lyle is a musician and a baseball superstar who's embittered when his chance to attend college on a full baseball scholarship is cut short by the war. Lyle soon meets Katie Burrell, daughter of camp guard Billy Burrell, and the two teenagers begin a romance. When the romance between Katie and Lyle is discovered, the Burrells and the Nomuras find themselves at odds with each other, even though they're on the same side of the war. Billy Burrell, a man whose dream is one more shot at the big leagues, is a star of the minor league baseball club, the Abraham Bees. If not for the war, baseball is a passion he could have shared with Kaz and his sons, who also play for the love of the game. To show the town of Abraham their fighting spirit, the camp residents propose a baseball game between Billy's team and the Topaz camp's squad. An unusual wager is proposed, the stakes of which are a large sum of money for the locals; dignity and honor for the Japanese Americans. And through the all-American pastime of baseball, the town of Abraham and the Topaz detainees discover that they're really not that different after all--they're both Americans who share the same values, even when a war almost tears them apart.