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Street Mobster (1972)

Gendai yakuza: hito-kiri yota (original title)
A yakuza, who has an untamed rage and lack of respect for authority, finds himself leading the remnants of the gang he once belonged to in order to secure an area of their own.

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Bunta Sugawara ...
Isamu Okita
Noboru Andô ...
Boss Yato
Mayumi Nagisa
Asao Koike
Noboru Mitani
Nobuo Yana ...
Karasawa
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Takeo Chii
Nenji Kobayashi
Kyôsuke Machida
Hideo Murota
Asao Uchida
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Okita finally is released from the joint, the world outside had changed dramatically, even how gang life operates. In Kinji Fukasaku's brutal character study, you find a yakuza that has a untamed rage & lack of respect for authority yet finds himself leading the remnants of the gang he once belonged to inorder to secure a area of their own... It paved the way for Fukasaku's Yakuza Papers series. Written by Anonymous

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6 May 1972 (Japan)  »

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Modern Yakuza: Outlaw Killer  »

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Fun, crazy yakuza flick
11 July 2001 | by (Brookln, NY) – See all my reviews

Outlaw Killer or as it says in the film, Street Mobster, is a bloody violent look into a totally self-destructive renegade street punk that can't ever seem to back down from a fight, no matter how suicidal. Truly a hilarious, incredibly charismatic character. So funny.

The film follows him as he talks about his youth, his incarceraton and picks up with him creating a new gang. Parts are a bit too melodramatic, especially at the end, but the characters are well-crafted and the action sequences are frenetic and fun.

A unique view of yakuza and street punk life in Japan in the early '70s from crazy-guy Fukasaku, the man behind Tora! Tora! Tora! and the fantastic Battle Royale.


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