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Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997)

Rajio no jikan (original title)
A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Kôki Mitani

Writers:

Kôki Mitani (screenplay), Kôki Mitani (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshiaki Karasawa Toshiaki Karasawa ... Manabu Kudo, the director
Kyôka Suzuki Kyôka Suzuki ... Miyako Suzuki, the writer
Masahiko Nishimura ... Tatsuhiko Ushijima
Keiko Toda ... Nokko Senbon
Jun Inoue Jun Inoue ... Hiromitsu Hirose
Toshiyuki Hosokawa ... Hamamura Jo
Kaoru Okunuki Kaoru Okunuki ... Sumiko Nagai
Zen Kajihara Zen Kajihara ... Harugoro Otaguro (as Zen Kajiwara)
Moro Morooka ... Bucky, the writer
Yoshimasa Kondô Yoshimasa Kondô ... Shiro Suzuki, Miyako's Husband
Akira Fuse Akira Fuse ... Shuji Horinouchi
Shunji Fujimura ... Mansaku Iori
Shirô Namiki Shirô Namiki ... Suhuru Hosaka
Hiromasa Taguchi Hiromasa Taguchi ... Makoto Tatsumi, sound mixer
Yasukiyo Umeno Yasukiyo Umeno ... Furukawa
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Storyline

A radio play is going to go on air at a Tokyo radio station. It is a weepy melodrama written by housewife Miyako, who is the winner of the competition run by the station. Suddenly, the hot-tempered lead actress Nokko decides she wants the name of her character to be Mary Jane and not Ritsuko. That leads to the chain of events which changes the play completely. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 November 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Radio no jikan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,887, 12 September 1999

Gross USA:

$11,507
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Toshiyuki Hosokawa introduces his character as Donald McDonald after seeing a McDonald's fast food bag. The reason for this is because Ronald McDonald is known as "Donald McDonald" in Japan. See more »

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References Tampopo (1985) See more »

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DVD here at last!
24 March 2003 | by noirfilmSee all my reviews

I'm glad to see this movie is finally available in the US on DVD. I saw this years ago in a Los Angeles theater and have been looking for it on tape or DVD ever since. There was an expensive DVD version available in Japan and also an Asian VCD version with poorly-visible subtitles. The English sub-titles on the US DVD are large and clear. The movie has a nice ensemble cast and is very funny! There is a long tracking shot at the beginning which introduces most of the characters. The other reviews will give you more details.


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