Lengthy and curiously detached. British screenwriter/director Alan Parker (MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, MISSISSIPPI BURNING) here offers a depiction of the Japanese internment camps that were established in the US in the early 1940s following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Quaid plays a union
organizer who meets Tomita in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo, before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After the bombing, he is separated from his family, finally being imprisoned for going AWOL. Parker's intent seems to be to offer a traditional love story with the social and political turmoil of the
1930s and 40s serving merely as a backdrop, but the numerous issues he raises make it impossibl...