Life Tastes Good

Overview

Asian-American playwright Philip Kan Gotanda made his directorial debut with this unusual crime drama. When two San Francisco police detectives find a very dead body in an abandoned car, a bit of digging reveals the man was minor-league criminal Harry Sado Sab Shimono, who left behind his story in his own words -- on tape. Harry's troubles began when he discovered his partner, Mr. Jones Philip Kan Gotanda, was ripping him off. Harry's logical response was to start ripping off his partner, which led him to hide ...
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Overview

Asian-American playwright Philip Kan Gotanda made his directorial debut with this unusual crime drama. When two San Francisco police detectives find a very dead body in an abandoned car, a bit of digging reveals the man was minor-league criminal Harry Sado Sab Shimono, who left behind his story in his own words -- on tape. Harry's troubles began when he discovered his partner, Mr. Jones Philip Kan Gotanda, was ripping him off. Harry's logical response was to start ripping off his partner, which led him to hide out in San Francisco. There Harry tied to reunite with his children, which proved to be more trouble than it was worth, and met a mysterious woman who once lived in the apartment Harry had rented. Once Mr. Jones tracked Harry down, though, a confrontation between these two bad men was inevitable. Life Tastes Good was shown as part of the American Spectrum series at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2007
  • UPC: 891514001122
  • Original Release: 1999
  • Source: Cinema Epoch
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 87,540

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sab Shimono Harry Sado
Julia Nickson The Woman
Tamlyn Tomita Julie Sado
Greg Watanabe Howard Sado
Kelvin Han Yee Max
Tim Lounibos Archie
Technical Credits
Philip Kan Gotanda Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Wendy Braitman Co-producer
Michael Chin Cinematographer
Kate Edmunds Production Designer
Michael Emery Sound/Sound Designer
Catherine Gotanda Associate Producer
Joan Harastani Associate Producer
Tsugio Hiji Associate Producer
Manabi Hirasaki Associate Producer
Sumi Hirasaki Associate Producer
Maysie Hoy Editor
Dan Kuramoto Score Composer
John Sun Lew Asst. Director
Dale Minami Executive Producer
Ray Ocampo Associate Producer
Martha Suzuki Associate Producer
Kenzo Taiji Asst. Director
Henry Takahashi Associate Producer
Diane Emiko Takei Producer
Lydia Tanji Costumes/Costume Designer
Mikiko Uesugi Art Director
Pamela Wu Producer
Michele Midori Yoshida Associate Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Life Tastes Good
1. Drag and Drop [14:46]
2. Unexpected Company [15:23]
3. Secret Stash [14:26]
4. Love and Sand [14:21]
5. Quality Time [15:24]
6. Last Supper [14:03]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Life Tastes Good
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Filmmaker Interview
   The Kiss
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