Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1988 Dance / Music
movie starring Carrie Hamilton, Diamond Yukai, Hiroshi Kobayashi et al.
The guitarist for X (later to be known as X-Japan), hide, always spells his name with a lower case 'h'; that's just how it's done. This may not seem like a big deal, but for hard core hide fans, it is.
Carrie Hamilton is the real life daughter of legendary comedian Carol Burnett. Carrie wrote the song "Never Forget" which she sings at the end of the movie. Sadly, Carrie Hamilton died this year, January 20th 2002, of lung and brain cancer.
Yutaka Tadokoro, "Hiro", was at the time in a famous Japanese band called the Red Warriors. He was most recently seen in 1998's "Samurai Fiction", a humerous homage to Samurai movies.
Fran Rubel Kuzui, who wrote and directed "Tokyo Pop", as well as directing the 1992, manga-like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is now an executive producer of the highly successful t.v. shows "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and "Angel".
Contributed by: Teresa Parks
Carrie Hamilton can also be seen in Seasons 5 & 6 on the hit TV show "Fame" - which was based on the hit movie.
The members of X who were featured in Tokyo Pop were: Toshi, Yoshiki, Taiji and Pata. Hide, guitarist, is the one in the back with all the hair who is hiding from view. At the filming, hide would have been a new member of the band and the band would have been two years away from their amazingly successful independent release, Vanishing Vision. Hikaru, ex-X member, is also featured in the next scene of the movie.
"Papaya Paranoia" is also featured in the movie; they're the female-lead band at the beginning of the film as Wendy is getting to Japan.
Yutaka Tadokoro can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Bill Murray film, 'Lost in Translation', playing a commercial director.
Carrie Hamilton's final contribution to the arts was the hit play she co-wrote with her mother, "Hollywood Arms".