Hiroshima Maiden 33 years old

Emotional scars are always the last to heal.

"You have to think about whether they're really your friends," Johnny's dad says when Johnny talks to him about the grief his pals have been giving him lately. The other boys haven't exactly tried to understand why Dad opened up his family's home to Miyeko, a survivor of the Hiroshima Atomic bomb. Although she is only in America a short time to have surgery on her badly scarred face and arm, her visit reveals just how many ignorant and intolerant attitudes still exist 10 years after the war's end. But Johnny, who also resents Miyeko at first, becomes one of her fiercest defenders after he makes the effort to look past her outward appearance. Only then can the scars begin to heal.

Credits

Hiroshima Maiden Cast

Name Character
Richard Masur He was 39, now 73 years old as Jim Bennett
Stephen Dorff He was 14, now 48 years old as Johnny Bennett
Tamlyn Tomita She was 22, now 55 years old as Miyeko
Susan Blakely She was 37, now 71 years old as Betty Bennett
Christopher Masterson He was 8, now 42 years old as Timmy Bennett
Brandon Crane He was 12, now 46 years old as Sam
Kenny Morrison He was 13, now 47 years old as Ted Latimer
Dennis Haskins He was 37, now 71 years old as Hal Latimer
Michael Bacall He was 15, now 48 years old as Pete

Hiroshima Maiden Crew

Name Department
Joan Darling as Director. She was 53 (now 86) years old Directing
Hiroshima Maiden (33 years)

Emotional scars are always the last to heal.

  • Release day: Saturday, May 14, 1988
  • Runtime: 53 minutes