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Old 08-03-10, 10:18 PM   #1
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US Movies set in Japan

I could have sworn I made this thread several years ago but search produced nothing.

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3 Ninjas Kick Back
47 Ronin
Back To Bataan
Bad News Bears Go To Japan
Barbarians And The Geisha, The
Battle Cry
Big Bird In Japan
Black Rain
Blood On The Sun
Bridge To The Sun
Challenge, The
Cove, The
Cry For Happy
Escapade In Japan
Fast & The Furious Tokyo Drift
First Yank In Tokyo
Flags Of Our Fathers
Flying Leathernecks
Fourth Dimension, The
Geisha Boy, The
Geisha Girl
Grudge
Grudge 2
Halls Of Montezuma
Harimaya Bridge, The
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Hellcats Of The Navy
Hiroshima: Out Of The Ashes
House of Bamboo
House Where Evil Dwells, The
Hunted, The (1995)
In Harm's Way
Into The Sun
Joe Butterfly
Karate Kid II
Karate - The Hand Of Death
Kill Bill
Last Samurai
Letters From Iwo Jima
Lost In Translation
Manster, The
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Monster
Mr. Baseball
My Geisha
New Rose Hotel
Objective, Burma!
Operation Pacific
Oriental Evil
Osaka Death Ride
Paradise Road
Ramen Girl, The
Run Silent, Run Deep
Sands Of Iwo Jima
Sayonara
Shogun (mini-series)
Shutter
Stopover Tokyo
Teahouse Of The August Moon, The
Teen Titans: Trouble In Tokyo
Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles III
They Were Expendable
Three Came Home
Three Stripes In The Sun
To End All Wars
Tokyo File
Tokyo Joe
Tokyo Pop
Toxic Avenger Part II
Violated Paradise
Walk, Don't Run
Wolverine, The
Yakuza, The
You Only Live Twice

What is missing?

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Old 08-03-10, 10:19 PM   #2
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Re: US Movies set in Japan

Lost in Translation
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Old 08-03-10, 10:26 PM   #3
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Re: US Movies set in Japan

The Hunted(1995), The Yakuza, Shogun(TV mini-series that was later released theatrically), Rising Sun, Into the Sun(Segal DTV), The Challenge(not available in Region 1)

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Old 08-03-10, 10:37 PM   #4
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'The Challenge' with Scott Glenn.
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Old 08-03-10, 11:41 PM   #5
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Re: US Movies set in Japan

Mr Baseball (1992)
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Old 08-03-10, 11:51 PM   #6
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Re: US Movies set in Japan

A few more:

Memoirs of a Geisha
Mr. Baseball
The Ramen Girl
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
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Old 08-03-10, 11:52 PM   #7
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Old 08-03-10, 11:54 PM   #8
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Perkinsun Dzees's duplication of Ramen Girl from my list makes me feel better about my duplication of Mr. Baseball from Giantrobo.
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Old 08-03-10, 11:55 PM   #9
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Perkinsun Dzees's duplication of Ramen Girl from my list makes me feel better about my duplication of Mr. Baseball from Giantrobo.
I was actually continuing the trend started by Mabuse's post.
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Old 08-04-10, 12:01 AM   #10
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I was actually continuing the trend started by Mabuse's post.
Eh? What trend?
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Old 08-04-10, 12:09 AM   #11
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Old 08-04-10, 12:11 AM   #12
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'The Challenge' with Scott Glenn.
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Old 08-04-10, 12:15 AM   #13
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A Jerry Lewis classic. The Geisha Boy (1958).
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Old 08-04-10, 12:24 AM   #14
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Old 08-04-10, 12:44 AM   #15
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The Barbarian And The Geisha (1958)
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Old 08-04-10, 01:11 AM   #16
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Pretty sure that's a French movie.
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Old 08-04-10, 01:11 AM   #17
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Letters From Iwo Jima
Not the entire film but parts of Babel are set in Japan.
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Old 08-04-10, 01:13 AM   #18
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Parts of Inception are in Japan.
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Old 08-04-10, 03:07 AM   #19
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• Blood on the Sun (1945, US), dir. Frank Lloyd
• They Were Expendable (1945, US), dir. John Ford
• Back to Bataan (1945, US), dir. Edward Dmytryk
• First Yank into Tokyo (1945, US), dir. Gordon Douglas
• Objective, Burma! (1945, US), dir. Raoul Walsh
• Sands of Iwo Jima (1949, US), dir. Allan Dwan
• Three Came Home (1950, US), dir. Jean Negulesco
• Oriental Evil (1950, US), dir. George P. Breakston
• Halls of Montezuma (1950, US), dir. Lewis Milestone
• Flying Leathernecks (1951, US), dir. Nicholas Ray
• Operation Pacific (1951, US), dir. George Waggner
• Tokyo File 212 (1951, US), dir. Dorrell McGowan
• Geisha Girl (1952, US), dir. Dorrell McGowan
• Battle Cry (1955, US), dir. Raoul Walsh
• The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956, US), dir. Daniel Mann
• Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957, US), dir. John Huston
• Escapade in Japan (1957, US), dir. Arthur Lubin
• Joe Butterfly (1957, US), dir. Jesse Hibbs
• Hellcats of the Navy (1957, US), dir. Nathan Juran
• Stopover Tokyo (1957, US), dir. Richard L. Breen
• Run Silent, Run Deep (1958, US), dir. Robert Wise
• Cry for Happy (1961, US), dir. George Marshall
• Karate – The Hand of Death (1961, US), dir. Joel Holt
• Bridge to the Sun (1961, US); dir. Etienne Perier
• Violated Paradise (1963, US), dir. Marion Gering
• In Harm’s Way (1965, US), dir. Otto Preminger
• Empire of the Sun (1987, U.S.), dir. Steven Spielberg
• Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990, US-TV), dir. Peter Werner
• Mr. Baseball (1992, US), dir. Fred Schepisi
• Paradise Road (1997, U.S.), dir. Bruce Beresford
• New Rose Hotel (1998, US), dir. Abel Ferrara
• The Fourth Dimension (2001, US), dir. Trinh T. Minh-ha
• Pearl Harbor (2001, US), dir. Michael Bay
• To End All Wars (2001, US), dir. David L. Cunningham
• Flags of Our Fathers (2006, US), dir. Clint Eastwood
• Shutter (2008, US), dir. Masayuki Ochiai
• Monster (2008, US), dir. Eric Estenberg
• The Harimaya Bridge (2009, US), dir. Aaron Woolfolk


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• Japanland: A Year in Search of Wa (2005, US), dir. Karin Muller
• Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buildings and Legacy in Japan (2008, US), dir. Karen Severns
• Nanking (2007, US), dir. Bill Guttentag

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• “Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo,” The Simpsons (1999, US), dir. Jim Reardon
• “Returning Japanese,” King of the Hill (2002, US), dir. Allan Jacobsen
• I Survived a Japanese Game Show (reality TV, 2008, US), dir. Kent Weed
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Old 08-04-10, 03:10 AM   #20
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Rising Sun
Doesn't take place in Japan, but does take place in areas of L.A. that could be considered Japanese territory. If that counts, then also add Gung Ho! (dir. Ron Howard) and the first Die Hard.
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Old 08-04-10, 03:16 AM   #21
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A few more:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
It should be noted that while that is indeed set in Japan, it was actually filmed in Oregon. Go figure.
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Old 08-04-10, 03:20 AM   #22
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I found it very odd that The Grudge (previously mentioned) was set in Japan as it was a remake of a Japanese movie, which made it even more pointless!
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Old 08-04-10, 06:40 AM   #23
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Doesn't take place in Japan, but does take place in areas of L.A. that could be considered Japanese territory. If that counts, then also add Gung Ho! (dir. Ron Howard) and the first Die Hard.
Ah ok, thanks for the head's up. I saw it when it first came out so I remembered it as Japan as opposed to an LA neighborhood that's a Japantown.
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Old 08-04-10, 08:33 AM   #24
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You Only Live Twice is a UK film.
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Old 08-04-10, 08:44 AM   #25
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Pretty sure that's a French movie.
You're right. I needed sleep last night, apparently.
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