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Snow Falling On Cedars

Although it has been nine years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, Kazuo Miyamoto (Rick Yume) knows the prejudice in his Washington State home has not eased any -- and that is a problem because he is now a suspect in a murder investigation. His only hope of a fair trail is Ishmael Chambers (Ethan Hawke), a journalist and Japanese sympathizer. But Ishmael may have other reasons for not wanting to help Kazuo. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 127
Theater Release: 07 Jan 2000
Video Release: 30 May 2000
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Snow Falling On Cedars is rated PG-13: for disturbing images, sensuality and brief strong language.

Director: Scott Hicks
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Yûki Kudô, Reeve Carney
Studio: 1999 Universal Studios

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Is there any part of World War II that hasn't been analyzed, fictionalized, or movie-ized? Snow Falling On Cedars examines a moment of shame that most Americans and Canadians have… 
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