Hell to Eternity

Synopsis: True life story of Guy Gabaldon, a Los Angeles Hispanic boy raised in the 1930s by a Japanese-American foster family. Later, during the war, as his foster parents are interned at a camp for Japanese Americans, Gabaldon's ability to speak Japanese helps him become a lone-operating Marine hero. During the bloody capture of the island of Saipan, he convinces 800 Japanese to surrender after their general commits suicide.
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Director(s): Phil Karlson
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations.
131 min


Especially with that

sauce made from fish eyes.

Fish eyes?

What did you think we eat around here?

Even if Papa and Mama aren't

citizens, Kaz and I are.

We're Americans. All of us.

Yeah, not as dumb as me.

oh, sugar is osato.

Make you all-America boy.

Already all-America boy.

No need cereal.

oh, tell your Mom I didn't mean that.

I like this kind of cereal best of all.

Pop says he hopes you slept okay.

oh, yes, sir. Just fine.

Automobile is jidousha?

Is that for taxi too?

- No, taxi is taxi.

- Taxi.

What'd you say?

That means you're doing very

well. You're joto... okay.

okay. I like that.

Broom is hoki.

A vacuum cleaner would be easier and better.

This is a carpet sweeper.

I know what it is in Japanese.

you say it in English.

Carpet sweeper.

Carpet-a sweeper.

Yes, that's good.

Now, if we had a motor... Motah.

It would be a vacuum cleaner.

vacu-um clean?

Er... vacuum cleaner.

Er? vacu-um cleaner.


Now... This is...

In Japanese it's a hoki...

...but in English it's a broom.

A broom.

- Yes.

- You teach me.

That's a mado but in English it's a window.


Yes. Why didn't you ever help

your mother learn English?

Gosh, I don't know.

This is a broom.

oh, boy, you teach me.

George, the work's all done.

How about some basketball?

Sure. Let's go.

His mother?

She's... She's dying.

Can this be his home?

Yes, his home.

Come here.

I tell you a story.

very old.

It is...

An ancient legend.

All Japanese boy know.

You learn too now.

once upon a time...

...old woman go to river to wash clothes.

In river large peach come floating.

old woman take peach home...

...and peach open up in two pieces.

out jump kawaii boy.

Beautiful boy.

old woman and husband name him Peach Boy.

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