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Kitagawa
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Iwaoka
Osamu Takizawa ...
Otagaki
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Ashimura
Shûji Sano ...
Hirata
Jûkichi Uno ...
Mori
Ryutaro Tatsumi ...
Genzo
Isao Tamagawa ...
Sayama
Takeshi Katô ...
Kunikida
Sumio Takatsu ...
Ono
Eijirô Yanagi ...
Fujimura
Akira Yamauchi ...
Tsukamoto
Akira Terao ...
Kenichi
Eimei Nitani ...
Odagiri
Masahiko Naruse ...
Kumada
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Kitagawa is an engineer charged with construction of a gigantic tunnel through the Japan Alps for the transportation of equipment in the building of the massive Kurobe Dam. The tunnel crosses an earthquake fault and Kitagawa is beleaguered not only by cave-ins and flooding, but by strife between management and the workers's union. Adding to Kitagawa's stress is the knowledge that as his attention is pulled inexorably toward the tunnel construction, his youngest daughter is dying from leukemia. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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2 October 1968 (USA)  »

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Chikadô no taiyô made  »

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