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I'll Remember April (2000)

Four young boys find a shipwrecked Japanese sailor during World War II and struggle with the decision to save him.

Director:

Bob Clark

Writer:

Mark Sanderson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Morita ... Abe Tanaka
Trevor Morgan ... Duke Cooper
Pam Dawber ... Barbara Cooper
Haley Joel Osment ... Peewee Clayton
Mark Harmon ... John Cooper
Yuji Okumoto ... Matsuo Yomma
Richard Taylor Olson Richard Taylor Olson ... Tyler Walker
Yuki Tokuhiro Yuki Tokuhiro ... Willy Tanaka
Diana Tanaka ... Kimiko Tanaka
Paul Dooley ... Earl Schimmel
Troy Evans ... Chief Harrigan
Jay Ingram ... FBI Savage
Christopher Kriesa ... FBI Reeve
Eugene Osment ... Deputy
Heather Ehlers Heather Ehlers ... Mary Franklin
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Four young boys find a shipwrecked Japanese sailor during World War II and struggle with the decision to save him.

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Genres:

Drama | Family | War

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2001 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Il ricordo di un aprile See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Regent Entertainment See more »
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According to an interview on The Tonight Show, Michael Cera also tried out for the part of Peewee. See more »

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The Police Chief pulls into a parking slot beside a green car and gets out to talk to Duke. A fraction of a second later, the green car has disappeared. See more »

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Better than any textbook
16 July 2005 | by shneurSee all my reviews

This movie, set in a Pacific coast town in the early days of WWII, is about war and stereotypes and racism. It's also about kindness and loyalty and small heroic acts performed by ordinary people. The main character is a boy, played beautifully by Trevor Morgan, who is dealing simultaneously with fears about his brother's fate as a soldier in battle, the impending loss of his best friend to the shameful internment of Japanese-American citizens, and his involvement with a marooned Japanese sailor who saves him from drowning. Morgan handles the complicated role with aplomb, and even manages not to be upstaged by Haley Joel Osment, which is no mean feat in itself! If I were introducing this period of history to students, from junior high to undergraduate school, I can think of no better kickoff than showing "I'll Remember April" along with "Snow Falling on Cedars" as companion pieces to stimulate serious thought and discussion.


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