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Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)

Zatôichi hatashi-jô (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Action, Adventure | 10 August 1968 (Japan)
Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shintarô Katsu ...
Kayo Mikimoto ...
Kyôsuke Machida ...
Ogano Genpachiro
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Dr. Junan
Shôbun Inoue ...
Kumeji
Jôtarô Senba ...
Minokichi (as Jotaro Sennami)
Hisataro Hojo ...
Genta
Hôsei Komatsu ...
Matsugoro
Kôichi Mizuhara ...
Sennosuke
Kazuo Yamamoto ...
Isuke
Ryuji Funabashi ...
Ushimatsu
Shôzô Nanbu ...
Tokuzaemon
Yukio Horikita ...
Inokichi
Seishirô Hara ...
Sakata
Rieko Oda ...
Osei
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Blind masseur and master swordsman Zatoichi becomes involved with a gang of bandits hiding out in a small village. While they hide in the attic of a silk mill, they manipulate the corrupt chief official of the town. Simultaneously Zatoichi tries to rescue a young woman from the sweatshop conditions of the mill. Eventually he must confront not only the leaders of the town but the outlaw gang in battle. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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2.35 : 1
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Another excellent Zatoichi movie
26 September 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Zatoichi takes on a corrupt law officer and a group desperate fugitives. There is humor, and plenty of action. See Ichi take on an assassin with a gun!

There isn't much to make this one stand out from the other later Zatoichi films, but it does have Takashi Shimura in a supporting role.


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