Come See the Paradise (1990)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance, War

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The passionate romance between an Irish-American man and a Japanese-American woman is threatened when the Pearl Harbor attacks happen and the woman is forced into a prison camp because of her ethnicity.




  • Alan Parker in Come See the Paradise (1990)
  • Tamlyn Tomita in Come See the Paradise (1990)
  • Dennis Quaid and Tamlyn Tomita in Come See the Paradise (1990)
  • Dennis Quaid in Come See the Paradise (1990)
  • Alan Parker and Dennis Quaid in Come See the Paradise (1990)
  • Tamlyn Tomita in Come See the Paradise (1990)

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30 July 1999 | Flickfan-3
A precursor of The Siege, a WWII Romeo/Juliet w/ happier ending.
This movie has faults--don't they all. Have found it very helpful in teaching a variety of concepts to sophomore and junior English students. The scenes showing Lily and her family forced out of their homes by Americans, marching to the train station in total silence except for their haunting, now-forbidden Japanese music are always received with great concentration and silence by my classes--a high tribute to Mr. Parker's ability to let a picture speak for itself. Come to the Paradise offers a refreshingly different viewpoint of a critical point in American history for those of us who prefer a little something to chew on besides popcorn at the movies.

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Box Office


$17,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,532 25 December 1990

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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