Heartbreak Hoteru (1990)

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This program was produced for the Canadian television series, “Inside Stories” that showcased stories from Canada’s diverse multicultural communities. Heartbreak Hoteru is about two Japanese-Canadian brothers and their struggle to hang onto the family-run motel after their father dies. One of the brothers is an Elvis fanatic and champion bowler while the other is a down and out gambler.

Principal Credits

  • Producer: Christian Bruyere
  • Teleplay: Midi Onodera
  • Director: Rex Bromfield


  • Denis Akiyama
  • Harvey Chao
  • Betty Linde
  • Howard Storey
  • Mas Yamamoto
  • Ed Hong-Louie
  • Gloria Harris
  • Janey Judd
  • Roger Natanaka
  • Roland Hunter
  • Jean Keans
  • Bonnie Keans
  • Mark Howard
  • Ann Leong
  • Mary Evans
  • Gordon White
  • George Waikem
  • Paula Rempel
  • Dan Jukich
  • Mark Friebe


In the series 1988-1992