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Girls of the White Orchid (1983)

TV Movie | 96 min | Crime, Drama

In Los Angeles, the naive and lonely burger waitress and aspirant singer Carol Heath finds an advertisement in the newspaper with a job opportunity in Tokyo. She has a meeting with the agents, the American Cavanaugh and the Japanese Shiro ...See moreIn Los Angeles, the naive and lonely burger waitress and aspirant singer Carol Heath finds an advertisement in the newspaper with a job opportunity in Tokyo. She has a meeting with the agents, the American Cavanaugh and the Japanese Shiro ; she signs the contract in English and Japanese and travels to Japan to work at the White Orchid night-club. She shares a hotel room with a dancer and sooner she discovers the scheme of prostitution in the club that belongs to Yakuza. Alone, without money and her passport, she is protected by Shiro, but pressed by the managers Madame Mori and her husband Hatanaka to be receptive to client's proposals. Meanwhile her former boyfriend returns to LA and seeks her out. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil See less
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Director
Jonathan Kaplan (directed by)
Producer
Claude Binyon Jr. (produced by)
Composer
Brad Fiedel (music by)
Cinematographer
Editor
Brent A. Schoenfeld (as Brent Schoenfeld)
Casting Director
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Updated Nov 28, 1983

Release date
Nov 28, 1983 (United States)

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34 cast members
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Jennifer Jason Leigh
Carol Heath Carol Heath   See fewer
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Thomas Byrd
Don Potter Don Potter   See fewer
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Mako
Mori Mori   See fewer
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Carolyn Seymour
Madame Mori Madame Mori   See fewer
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Soon-Tek Oh
Hatanaka Hatanaka   See fewer
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Ann Jillian
Marilyn Marilyn   See fewer
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Yvonne McCord
Susanne Susanne   See fewer
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John Hancock
Sergeant Kelly Sergeant Kelly   See fewer
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Lionel Decker
Travis Travis   See fewer
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Eda Reiss Merin
Mrs. Powers Mrs. Powers   See fewer
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Isabell O'Connor
Esther (as Isabell Monk) Esther (as Isabell Monk)   See fewer
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Rodney Kageyama
Police Supervisor Police Supervisor   See fewer
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Dian Kobayashi
Policewoman Policewoman   See fewer
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Owen Orr
Caucasian Man Caucasian Man   See fewer
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James Saito
Officer #1 Officer #1   See fewer
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Jerry Loo
Yakuza Guard #1 Yakuza Guard #1   See fewer
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Rob Narita
Yakuza Guard #2 Yakuza Guard #2   See fewer
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Tom Allard
News Vendor News Vendor   See fewer
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Art Tizon
Businessman Businessman   See fewer
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Jerry Tondo
Policeman (Japan) Policeman (Japan)   See fewer
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Michael K. Woods
Air Force Buddy Air Force Buddy   See fewer
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Suzanne LaRusch
Hostess Hostess   See fewer
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George Karatsu
Customer Customer   See fewer
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Hirotaka Okubo
The Major The Major   See fewer
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Kenny Endoso
Hatanaka Aide #2 Hatanaka Aide #2   See fewer
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Bill Saito
Yakuza Driver Yakuza Driver   See fewer
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Jim Beaver
Pedestrian (uncredited) Pedestrian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sean O'Kane
Police officer (uncredited) Police officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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5 / 10 | 204 votes