A sweet-natured plea for tolerance that treats a sorry era in American history with tame nostalgia. During WWII, young Duke Cooper (Trevor Morgan) and his pals play at being merines and don't blink an eye at the incongruity of their Asian-American buddy Willy Tanaka (Yuki Tokuhiro) joining their games. While they don't see Willy as the enemy, other townspeople including, ironically, German-American realtor Schimmel (Paul Dooley) are not so race-blind. Schimmel hears that Willy's grandpa, Abe Tanaka (Pat Morita), is being relocated to an internment camp and tries to buy his property for a song. Meanwhile, an injured Japanese submarine sailor, Matsui (Yuk...