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September 24, 1989 | NANCY YOSHIHARA
It can be boom or bust for a U.S. fad in the mercurial Japanese market. Take the example of Murrey & Sons Co., a Los Angeles billiard table maker. When the film "Color of Money," starring Paul Newman and Tom Cruz, hit Japanese theaters in January, 1987, the Japanese went crazy over billiards, the game played in the movie. They wanted Murrey pool tables in particular. "We supplied our tables to Disney/Touchstone for the movie," explained Patrick W. Murrey, vice president, sales and marketing.
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September 24, 1989 | NANCY YOSHIHARA
It can be boom or bust for a U.S. fad in the mercurial Japanese market. Take the example of Murrey & Sons Co., a Los Angeles billiard table maker. When the film "Color of Money," starring Paul Newman and Tom Cruz, hit Japanese theaters in January, 1987, the Japanese went crazy over billiards, the game played in the movie. They wanted Murrey pool tables in particular. "We supplied our tables to Disney/Touchstone for the movie," explained Patrick W. Murrey, vice president, sales and marketing.
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