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Take Aim at the Police Van (1960)
"Sono gosôsha wo nerae: 'Jûsangô taihisen' yori" (original title)

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A sharpshooter kills two prisoners in a police van at night. The guard on the van is suspended for six months; he's Tamon, an upright, modest man. He begins his own investigation into the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Michitaro Mizushima ...
Daijiro Tamon
Mari Shiraki ...
Tsunako Ando
Misako Watanabe ...
Yuko Hamashima
Shinsuke Ashida ...
Jube Hamashima
Shôichi Ozawa ...
Goro Kashima
Ryôhei Uchida ...
Kuji
Tôru Abe ...
Akahori
Tatsuo Matsushita ...
Captain Takamura
Saburô Hiromatsu ...
Ota
Reiko Arai ...
Osen
Toyo Fukuda ...
Housewife
Kotoe Hatsui ...
Merchant's wife
Akira Hisamatsu ...
Masaki
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A sharpshooter kills two prisoners in a police van at night. The guard on the van is suspended for six months; he's Tamon, an upright, modest man. He begins his own investigation into the murders. Who were the victims, who are their relatives and girlfriends, who else was on the van that night? As he doggedly investigates, others die, coincidences occur, and several leads take him to the Hamaju Agency, which may be supplying call girls. Its owner is in jail, his daughter, the enigmatic Yuko, keeps turning up where Tamon goes. Tamon believes he can awaken good in people, but has he met his match? Will he solve the murders or be the next victim? And who is Akiba? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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New on DVD from Criterion (on their Eclipse label)
31 August 2009 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Twisty detective flick from the director of Branded to Kill. After the police van of which he was in charge is ambushed by a sniper, prison guard Michitaro Mizushima (the star of the earlier Suzuki film Underworld Beauty) is suspended from his job. Upset over his failure to protect those under his charge, Mizushima conducts his own investigation. This is an extremely convoluted mystery - a fact to which the film cops. Suzuki's master direction keeps it moving. The opening and closing sequences in particular are brilliant. I just wish I knew what the Hell was going on! I was very tired while watching it, I should say.


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