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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)

Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | April 1974 (USA)
Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.

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Ogami Itto
Gô Katô ...
Magomura Kanbei
Yûko Hama ...
Koshio Torizo / Miura Tori
Isao Yamagata ...
Sawatari Genba
Michitarô Mizushima ...
Itakura Naizen-no-Sho
Ichirô Nakatani ...
Yagyu Samurai
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Ogami Daigoro
Sayoko Katô ...
Omatsu
Jun Hamamura ...
Miura Tatewaki
Daigo Kusano ...
Kuchiki Rokubei
Shun'ya Wazaki ...
Ikiji Samon
Hiroshi Nawa ...
Monkumatsu
Sakai Umezu
Saburô Date ...
Swift-style swordsman
Hatsuo Yamaya
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Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by the yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.

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Raise a kung-fu fist against Ogami... and he'll chop it off! See more »

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Probably the strongest Babycart *possible spoilers*
16 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one and "Peril" are by far my favorites. In the opening scenes we see Ogami wipe out three ninja and it must be seen to be believed. I particularly liked the character development in this film. Itto meets Magomura Kanbei, a disgraced ronin much like himself. It appears Kanbei has a death wish and the reason is uncertain until the end of the movie. He is a very interesting character. Ogami is tortured by yakuza to save a prostitute who killed a pimp in self defense and this is how he is led to his next commission. Great story, and action that is second to none. His quick draw in one scene is so fast I swore the film was sped up. Well, it wasn't. The man is that good. Another plus, there's Hamada Yuko. She is one good-looking woman. This is a very enjoyable movie that can be viewed many times and it never gets old.


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