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How to Make It in America

Big in Japan (Season 1, Episode 5)
TV-MA
TV Episode | 25 min | Comedy, Drama

Ben finally receives the prototype of his jeans design, but feels a failure because it looks slightly sissy. Ben therefore shies away from asking help form design school buddy Pete Powell, but partner Cam still gets them presented to ...See moreBen finally receives the prototype of his jeans design, but feels a failure because it looks slightly sissy. Ben therefore shies away from asking help form design school buddy Pete Powell, but partner Cam still gets them presented to Japanese buyer Haraki, who orders t-shirts instead. Darren handles more souvenirs of Ben at Rachel's well, while her boss scolds her insensitivity. René hoped to recuperate the $100,000 he hid in a relative's home, but finds him expelled by is bitch-wife's restraining order, and the cash was 'found' by contractor Flaco while converting the apartment into her beauty parlor. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Writers
Ian Edelman (creator) | Arty Nelson (staff writer) | Donal Lardner Ward (staff writer) | Rob Weiss
Cinematographer
Editors
Carole Kravetz Aykanian (as Carole Kravetz-Aykanian) | Annette Davey
Casting Director
Production Designer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Mar 14, 2010

Release date
Mar 14, 2010 (United States)
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33 cast members
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Bryan Greenberg
Ben Epstein Ben Epstein   See fewer
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Victor Rasuk
Cameron 'Cam' Calderon Cameron 'Cam' Calderon   See fewer
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July Streets
Curtis Curtis   See fewer
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Lake Bell
Rachel Chapman Rachel Chapman   See fewer
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Eddie Kaye Thomas
David 'Kappo' Kaplan (credit only) David 'Kappo' Kaplan (credit only)   See fewer
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Shannyn Sossamon
Gingy Wu (credit only) Gingy Wu (credit only)   See fewer
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Kid Cudi
Domingo Brown (credit only) (as Scott 'Kid' Mescudi) Domingo Brown (credit only) (as Scott 'Kid' Mescudi)   See fewer
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Luis Guzmán
Rene Calderon (as Luis Guzman) Rene Calderon (as Luis Guzman)   See fewer
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Martha Plimpton
Edie Weitz Edie Weitz   See fewer
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Jason Pendergraft
Darren Hall Darren Hall   See fewer
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Dash Mihok
Pete Powell Pete Powell   See fewer
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Miriam Colon
Cam's Grandma Cam's Grandma   See fewer
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D.K. Bowser
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Viola Harris
Marsha Marsha   See fewer
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Liza Colón-Zayas
Gloria (as Liza Colon-Zayas) Gloria (as Liza Colon-Zayas)   See fewer
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Eric D. Hill Jr.
Kid #1 (as Eric D. Hill) Kid #1 (as Eric D. Hill)   See fewer
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Sammuel Soifer
Skate Kid Skate Kid   See fewer
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Chris Benz
Hipster #1 Hipster #1   See fewer
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Harry McNally
Hipster #2 Hipster #2   See fewer
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Scott Williams
Hipster #3 Hipster #3   See fewer
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Joselin Reyes
Flaco's Wife Flaco's Wife   See fewer
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Greg Siff
Frank Frank   See fewer
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Ted Oyama
Haraki Haraki   See fewer
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Migs Govea
Makeout Guy (as Miguel Govea) Makeout Guy (as Miguel Govea)   See fewer
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Toni Busker
Makeout Girl Makeout Girl   See fewer
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John Brady
Mauricio Mauricio   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.5 / 10 | 103 votes