Sayonara Poster

Release Date: October 17th, 2004

DVD Release Date: September 18th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
Stationed in Japan during the Korean War, U.S. Air Force Major Lloyd "Ace" Gruver falls for the beautiful Japanese actress Hana-ogi (Miiko Taka). However, he is hesitant to pursue the relationship due to the unfortunate example of his crew chief, Airman Joe Kelly (Red Buttons). Kelly, against official military advice and the prejudices of his commanding officers, married a Japanese woman, Katsumi (Miyoshi Umeki), and his military career has suffered ever since.

Cast: Marlon Brando, Red Buttons, Miiko Taka, Miyoshi Umeki, Ricardo Montalban, Martha Scott, James Garner

Director: Joshua Logan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Pennebaker Productions

Keywords: Girlfriend, 1950s, Sacrifice, Wife, Forbidden love, Emotional, Melodramatic, Love, Soldier

Awards

Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)
Nominated Actor
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Winner Sound Recording
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Winner Art Direction
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture