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Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

Summary: Carl, a fisherman in the waters off Washington state, has been found dead, drowned in his own nets, but with a serious head wound. Was he murdered? Post-war anti-Japanese sentiments are still running high, and a murder suspect is found in the local Japanese-American community in the form of Kabuo, another fisherman, who had a grudge against Carl's family. Ishmael, the small town's newspaperman, may have the information that would acquit Kabuo, but can he ever put his jilted love for Hatsue (Kazuo's wife) aside?
Runtime: 127 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, sensuality and brief strong language.
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Country: USA
Languages: English, German, Japanese
Home Release Date: May 30, 2000
Director Credit
Scott Hicks Director
Writer Credit
David Guterson Novel
Ronald Bass Screenplay
Scott Hicks Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Ethan Hawke Ishmael Chambers
Max Von Sydow Nels Gudmundsson
Cast Credit
Akira Takayama Hisao Imada
Ako Fujiko Imada
Anne Suzuki Young Hatsue Imada
Arija Bareikis Susan Marie Heine
Celia Weston Etta Heine
Daniel Von Bargen Carl Heine Sr.
Eric Thal Carl Heine Jr.
James Cromwell Judge Fielding
James Rebhorn Alvin Hooks
Reeve Carney Young Ishmael Chambers
Richard Jenkins Sheriff Art Moran
Rick Yune Kazuo Miyamoto
Youki Kudoh Hatsue Miyamoto
Producer Credit
Carol Baum Executive Producer
David Guterson Co-Producer
Frank Marshall Producer
Harry J. Ufland Producer
Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Kerry Heysen Associate Producer
Lloyd A. Silverman Executive Producer
Richard Vane Co-Producer
Ronald Bass Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: