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Director  Peter Rowe
Country  Canada
7.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Writer  David Preston
Language  English
The Best Bad Thing movie poster
Release date  1997
Cast  Lana McKissack (Rinko), Michel Perron (Saunders), Robert Ito (Mr. Tsujimura), Kirin Kiki (Aunt Hata), George Takei (Mr. Yamanaka), Kitao Sakurai (Zenny Hata)
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The Best Bad Thing was originally a book authored by Yoshiko Uchida. A screenplay was developed and a film released in 1997. The story is set on the U.S. west coast during 1935 when the U.S. economy was still recovering from the effects of the Great Depression. It opens in a city, then moves to a rural Cucumber farm, where the majority of the action takes place. The farm is described as along California's central coast.


Beginning of plot

Most U.S. schools close during the summer, a throw-back to the days when children were needed to help with the annual harvest of crops. The story centers on the life of a twelve-year-old female character named Rinko Tsujimura who is sent from her parents' home, (in an unnamed California city,) for a character-building stay on an aunt's rural farm. Rinko, who is out of school for the summer, is sent to the farm for a month. She wants to stay in her home town with her school friend.


The book was first published in 1983 with a second publication by Aladdin Books of New York during 1986, ( ISBN 0-689-71069-0 ).

Feature film (1997)

The 89-minute feature film is billed as a Cinar production in association with the Japanese television network NHK and Pittsburgh Public Television station WQED.

Dialog is English with about 30 seconds of the film in spoken Japanese. There are no subtitles but the context is sufficient for those who do not speak Japanese to understand and follow the plot. The film was shot in Quebec, Canada. People involved in the production include:

'Executive Producers:' Madeline A. Charest, Ronald A. Weinberg, Donna Mitroff, Yoshiki Nishimura. 'Directed by:' Peter Rowe 'Producer:' Patricia Laroie


  • Lana McKissack as Rinko Tsujimura
  • Michel Perron as Mr. Saunders
  • Natsuko Ohama as Mrs. Tsujimura
  • Robert Ito as Mr. Tsujimura
  • Kitaro Sakurai as Zenny
  • Bryan Shigeru Matsuura as Abu
  • Kirin Kiki as Auntie Hata
  • George Takei as Mr. Yamanaka
  • References

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