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Gamblers in Okinawa (1971)

Bakuto gaijin butai (original title)
A yakuza gang gets driven out of Yokohama by a big gang from Tokyo. They relocate to Okinawa to violently start over.

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Kôji Tsuruta ...
Gunji
Tomisaburô Wakayama ...
Yonabaru - Koza downtown boss
Tsunehiko Watase
Akiko Kudô
Kenji Imai ...
Mad Dog Jiro
Harumi Sone
Tôru Yuri
Asao Uchida
Hideo Murota
Keijirô Morozumi ...
Gushken
Keiichi Kitagawa
Hiroshi Hasegawa
Shôken Sawa
Kaku Takashina
Takashi Hio
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A yakuza gang gets driven out of Yokohama by a big gang from Tokyo. They relocate to Okinawa to violently start over.

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12 January 1971 (Japan)  »

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Gambler: Foreign Opposition  »

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Yonabaru - Koza downtown boss: You Daitokai's guard dog? Let me warn you. You better cut the crap and get the fuck back to the mainland. Otherwise, it's gonna start raining blood around here.
Shigeru Kaizu: Wow. You're up to all that?
Yonabaru - Koza downtown boss: You tellin' me I'm not? Try pulling that monkey business parading around town again tomorrow. I swear to God I'll bust it up with a bazooka.
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This movie inspired film decades later!
17 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie and have to agree with Frankie (another movie reviewer here), it more than anything inspired Tarantino. The pacing of the movie, the sense of "coolnes" that permeates the film, the genre, everything about this film influenced gangster films for decades to come. There is the argument however, that Tarantino is derivative and irrelevant, but people see his movies and enjoy them. Even without the knowledge of his inspiration, which is varied, you can't help but like his films.

But about this movie:

It's about a gangster who gets out of prison and strikes up a plan to take over a city in Okinawa with the remnants of his previous gang. Unfortunately, they've never been to Okinawa, and the natives are tougher than they look.

Lots of quick edits, freeze frames and groovy hippie music (with a surf beat) provide the kitsch factor.

Highly recommended!!!


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