Come See the Paradise script
Synopsis: In this drama from director Alan Parker, on-the-lam Jack McGurn (Dennis Quaid) flees to Los Angeles and takes a job as a projectionist at a movie theater owned by a Japanese-American man (Sab Shimono). Jack falls for the owner's daughter, Lily (Tamlyn Tomita), but they are forced to elope to Seattle when her father forbids the relationship. The couple marry and have a daughter, but when World War II breaks out, Jack is powerless to stop his new family's forced internment.

MAN:

She's very pretty.

PAPA K:

This is Charlie...and this is LILY. Charlie is only interested

in baseball. LILY has every man in Little Tokyo chasing her.

But can she find a husband?

LILY:

Papa...ssh. You shouldn't.

PAPA K:

Frankie can't even speak Japanese. Mind you, his English isn't

too good either.

NISHI-

KAWA:

Hiroshi. Are you going to talk all night when the cards are

waiting? And we have to have photos taken.

LILY:

Papa, no. You promised no cards tonight.

PAPA K:

American manners, just listen to them. If I want to play cards,

I play cards.

DULCIE:

LILY, quick! Come quick!

LILY:

What?

DULCIE:

Just come!

LILY:

It's Mrs. Ogata. Papa's projectionist's wife!

REIKO:

Is he here?

LILY:

Sure, he's at the bar.

DULCIE:

He's drunk. He's always drunk.

REIKO:

He'll kill her!

SCENE 5

EMCEE:

And now, ladies and gentlemen...our very own movie star, who

Hollywood has discovered but who will always belong to Little

Tokyo...to sing for us...please welcome Harry Kawamura!

SCENE 6

MARGE:

Jack?

JACK:

Marge.

MARGE:

Jack. Is it Jack? Why didn't you tell us you were coming?

Gerry, look who's here!

JACK:

Hey!

MARGE:

It's Jack all the way from New York! Gerry!

JACK:

Oh no, look at you!

MARGE:

Where's your manners? You can't even get up from the table to

welcome your own brother?

SCENE 7

MR.

OGATA:

You're making a complete fool of yourself!

MRS.

OGATA:

No, you are! And you don't have to shout!

MR.

OGATA:

I'll shout as much as I want!

MRS.

OGATA:

You're drunk! I don't want to spend my life married to a drunk!

SCENE 8

JACK:

All I'm saying is if you're getting a dollar fifty an hour and

some guy in a suit is getting ten dollars out of it, then it

ain't fair. It's got nothin' to do with communism.

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Alan Parker

Sir Alan William Parker, CBE is an English film director, producer and screenwriter. Parker's early career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of television advertisements. more…

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