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Bleach-blonde wannabe rocker Wendy (Carrie Hamilton) is disillusioned with her life in New York City. After receiving a postcard from Japan saying ?wish you were here,? she spontaneously hops on a plane to Tokyo with dreams of making it big as a singer. Quickly finding herself broke and a fish out of water, she moves into a youth hostel for gaijin (foreigners) and takes up work as a hostess at a karaoke bar. Just when she?s at her breaking point, she meets Hiro (Diamond Yukai), a rock `n? roller whose band is looking for their big break. They form a romantic and musical connection and Hiro convinces Wendy to become their lead singer. Through a combination of hustle and luck, they stumble into their 15 minutes of fame, but Wendy soon comes to realize that being a gaijin rocker may be nothing more than a passing fad. An underseen gem of `80s American independent cinema by Fran Rubel Kuzui (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Tokyo Pop takes us on a breezy tour through bubble era Tokyo, replete with knowing nods to the city?s vibrant pop culture. 35th Anniversary and 4K Restoration.

  • 1 hr 39 minChildren under 17 may not attend R-rated movies unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Children ages 6 and under are not allowed at R-rated movies after 6pm.
  • Aug 4, 2023
  • Comedy

Cast & Crew

  • Hiroshi KobayashiActor

  • Yutaka TadokoroActor

  • Carrie HamiltonActor

  • Fran Rubel KuzuiDirector

  • Kaz KuzuiProducer

  • Lynn GrossmanWriter

  • Fran Rubel KuzuiWriter