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Dr. Akagi (1998)
"Kanzo sensei" (original title)

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At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp.

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Credited cast:
Akira Emoto ...
Dr. Fuu Akagi
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Sonoko
Juro Kara ...
Umemoto
Masanori Sera ...
Toriumi
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Piet
Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Tomiko
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Gin
Yukiya Kitamura ...
Sankichi
Masato Yamada ...
Masuyo
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Nosaka
Masatô Ibu ...
Ikeda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wayne Doster ...
Robert Hugh Harper
Ben Hiura
Kazuhiko Kanayama ...
Sakashita (as Kozuhiko Kanayama)
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Dr. Akagi, a rural physician in Japan during WWII, wages a one-man crusade against hepetitis, earning him a reputation as "Dr. Liver." But his fanatic campaign brings him into disfavor with the Japanese army, and as the war seems more and more hopeless for the Japanese, Dr. Akagi finds himself increasingly a scapegoat. Written by Mike Myers <mikecmyers@hotmail.com>

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15 January 1999 (USA)  »

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$71,832 (USA) (23 April 1999)
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One giant bore
10 December 2001 | by (haslett mi) – See all my reviews

Alas! I was hoping for more, actually thought there was something in store///Especially in troubled Japan, near the end of the Second World War./// Will the enemy avoid us or fight us/// If we contract typhoid or hepatitis?/// This movie is worst than just sore, this movie is one giant bore.


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