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Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

PG-13
127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A Japanese-American fisherman is accused of killing his neighbor at sea. In the 1950s, race figures into the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
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David Guterson (novel) | Ronald Bass (screenplay) (as Ron Bass) | Scott Hicks (screenplay)
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$ 35,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 32,135
Gross (USA)
$ 14,417,593
Gross (World)
$ 23,049,593
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Release date
Jan 7, 2000 (United States)

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57 cast members
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Ethan Hawke
Ishmael Chambers Ishmael Chambers   See fewer
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Yûki Kudô
Hatsue Miyamoto (as Youki Kudoh) Hatsue Miyamoto (as Youki Kudoh)   See fewer
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Reeve Carney
Young Ishmael Chambers Young Ishmael Chambers   See fewer
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Anne Suzuki
Young Hatsue Imada Young Hatsue Imada   See fewer
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Rick Yune
Kazuo Miyamoto Kazuo Miyamoto   See fewer
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Max von Sydow
Nels Gudmundsson (as Max Von Sydow) Nels Gudmundsson (as Max Von Sydow)   See fewer
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James Rebhorn
Alvin Hooks Alvin Hooks   See fewer
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James Cromwell
Judge Fielding Judge Fielding   See fewer
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Richard Jenkins
Sheriff Art Moran Sheriff Art Moran   See fewer
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Arija Bareikis
Susan Marie Heine Susan Marie Heine   See fewer
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Eric Thal
Carl Heine Jr. Carl Heine Jr.   See fewer
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Celia Weston
Etta Heine Etta Heine   See fewer
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Daniel von Bargen
Carl Heine Sr. (as Daniel Von Bargen) Carl Heine Sr. (as Daniel Von Bargen)   See fewer
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Akira Takayama
Hisao Imada Hisao Imada   See fewer
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Ako
Fujiko Imada Fujiko Imada   See fewer
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Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Zenhichi Miyamoto Zenhichi Miyamoto   See fewer
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Zak Orth
Deputy Abel Martinson Deputy Abel Martinson   See fewer
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Max Wright
Horace Whaley Horace Whaley   See fewer
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Sam Shepard
Arthur Chambers Arthur Chambers   See fewer
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Caroline Kava
Helen Chambers Helen Chambers   See fewer
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Jan Rubes
Ole Jurgensen Ole Jurgensen   See fewer
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Sheila Moore
Liesel Jurgensen Liesel Jurgensen   See fewer
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Zeljko Ivanek
Dr. Whitman Dr. Whitman   See fewer
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Seiji Inouye
Young Kazuo Miyamoto Young Kazuo Miyamoto   See fewer
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Saemi Nakamura
Sumiko Imada Sumiko Imada   See fewer
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Mika Fujii
Yukiko Imada Yukiko Imada   See fewer
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Dwight McFee
Bus Driver Bus Driver   See fewer
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Bill Harper
Levant Levant   See fewer
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Henry O
Nagaishi (as Xi Reng Jiang 'Henry O.') Nagaishi (as Xi Reng Jiang 'Henry O.')   See fewer
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Myles Ferguson
German Soldier German Soldier   See fewer
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Noah Heney
Ship's Doctor Ship's Doctor   See fewer
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John Destry
Bailiff (as John Destrey) Bailiff (as John Destrey)   See fewer
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A. Arthur Takemoto
Buddhist Priest Buddhist Priest   See fewer
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Larry Musser
Gas Station Attendant Gas Station Attendant   See fewer
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Jamie Kang
Singing Girl Singing Girl   See fewer
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Lili Marshall
Strawberry Girl Strawberry Girl   See fewer
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Lisa Mena
Strawberry Woman Strawberry Woman   See fewer
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Jethro Heysen-Hicks
Parade Boy with Stick Parade Boy with Stick   See fewer
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Tom Heaton
Juror Juror   See fewer
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Peter Crook
Fisherman Fisherman   See fewer
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Ron Snyder
Fisherman Fisherman   See fewer
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Mark Farrell
Fisherman (as Mark Ainsworth Farrell) Fisherman (as Mark Ainsworth Farrell)   See fewer
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Jay Brazeau
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Tom Scholte
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Timothy Burd
Reporter (as Tim Burd) Reporter (as Tim Burd)   See fewer
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Gareth Williams
FBI Agent FBI Agent   See fewer
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Anthony Harrison
FBI Agent FBI Agent   See fewer
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Adam Pospisil
Heine Child Heine Child   See fewer
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John Brynelsen
Heine Child (as Johnny Brynelsen) Heine Child (as Johnny Brynelsen)   See fewer
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Sean Akira
Man in the Courtroom (uncredited) Man in the Courtroom (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bart Anderson
Principal (uncredited) Principal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barry Brandt
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert J. Burke Jr.
Tarawa Marine (uncredited) Tarawa Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don 'Tex' Clark
Staff Sergeant (uncredited) Staff Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 13,056 votes