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Police Tactics (1974)

Jingi naki tatakai: Chôjô sakusen (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 January 1974 (Japan)
Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs.

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Bunta Sugawara ...
Shôzô Hirono
Akira Kobayashi
Tatsuo Umemiya
Toshio Kurosawa
Mitsue Horikoshi ...
Aiko Mitsukawa
Hiroki Matsukata
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Toshika
Kunie Tanaka
Nobuo Kaneko
Sanae Nakahara ...
Kikue
Takeshi Katô
Mayumi Nagisa ...
Mieko
Asao Koike
Shingo Yamashiro
Nobuo Yana ...
Isamu Kasai
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Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs.

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Terrific fourth installment is a violent, bloody epic
3 October 2005 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

The fourth installment of this series details how escalating violence amongst yakuza created a bloody fallout that resulted in the deaths of many innocent civilians. As a result of public and political pressure to crack down on the violence, the police were forced to act against the crime families they had co-existed with for so long.

You would be doing yourself a disservice watching this entry if you had not seen the previous three. It is simply the fifth hour in a close-to-eight-hour epic that examines, in fascinating detail, the rise of post-WW2 organized crime in Japan.

This is a particularly bloody, nasty installment that is filled with action, intrigue, political maneuvering and vicious back-stabbing.

Fukasaku's grasp of the material is firm and the performances remain at the highest standard.

Terrific.


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