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That Guy (1999)
123 min

Yuta, an absent-minded 5th-grader, is sent to spend the summer with his grandfather, whom Yuta's parents think is becoming senile and could benefit from Yuta's companionship. At first, Yuta thinks Gramps is a bit addled, too, but as he ...See moreYuta, an absent-minded 5th-grader, is sent to spend the summer with his grandfather, whom Yuta's parents think is becoming senile and could benefit from Yuta's companionship. At first, Yuta thinks Gramps is a bit addled, too, but as he gets to know the old man better, he finds that his grandfather sees things quite differently from other people. The special bond that often develops between grandfather and grandson grows stronger and stronger until the magical and heartwarming finale. Written by Rob Richardson See less
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Writers
Fumio Ishimori (as Shirô Ishimori) | Hisashi Nakayama (novel "Tondero Jiichan") | Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
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Updated Jul 3, 1999

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Jul 3, 1999 (Japan)
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23 cast members
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Takuro Atsuki
Yuta Ooi Yuta Ooi   See fewer
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Keiju Kobayashi
Kenshiro Ooi (Yuta's grandfather) Kenshiro Ooi (Yuta's grandfather)   See fewer
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Kin Sugai
Yuta's grandmother Yuta's grandmother   See fewer
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Kyûsaku Shimada
Masahiro Ooi (Yuta's father) Masahiro Ooi (Yuta's father)   See fewer
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Miyuki Matsuda
Kaori Ooi (Yuta's mother) Kaori Ooi (Yuta's mother)   See fewer
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Nanami Sano
Erika Ooi (Yuta' sister) Erika Ooi (Yuta' sister)   See fewer
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Kanae Katsuno
Mikari Kobayashi Mikari Kobayashi   See fewer
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Kunihiko Hisamitsu
Young Kenshiro Ooi Young Kenshiro Ooi   See fewer
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Aoi Miyazaki
Tama Kobayashi Tama Kobayashi   See fewer
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Hikari Ishida
Yuta's teacher Yuta's teacher   See fewer
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Katsuya Koiso
Octopus boy Octopus boy   See fewer
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Shinya Yamamoto
Harunosuke (azuki shop owner) Harunosuke (azuki shop owner)   See fewer
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Wakaba Irie
Mikari's mother Mikari's mother   See fewer
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Shiho Akutagawa
Harunosuke's daughter Harunosuke's daughter   See fewer
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Kôichi Ueda
Shrine priest Shrine priest   See fewer
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Yasufumi Hayashi
Teacher with mole Teacher with mole   See fewer
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Ryô Amamiya
Videographer at funeral Videographer at funeral   See fewer
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Bengal
Man at table (as Bengaru) Man at table (as Bengaru)   See fewer
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Toshie Negishi
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Mickey Curtis
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Hitoshi Ômae
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Shin'ya Ohwada
Chief mourner (as Shin'ya Ôwada) Chief mourner (as Shin'ya Ôwada)   See fewer
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Yui Ugai
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5.4 / 10 | 39 votes