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Director:
Writers:
Nobuaki Nakajima (screenplay)
Isao Matsumoto (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 September 1977 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A master assassin, bent on blood!
Plot:
Blood for Money! Sonny Chiba is "Golgo 13", a cold, calculating, ruthless assassin, working for the U.S... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
I Had Fun With This One See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Duke Togo (Golgo 13) (as Sonny Chiba)
Lun Chia ... Detective Smith (as Callan)
Etsuko Shihomi ... Lam Ling
Emi Shindô ... Yip Lin
Yung-En Sun ... Kong Laan (as Elaine Sung)
Dana ... Leika
Nick Lam Wai Kei ... Chow Lui Fung
Jerry Itô ... Polanski
Chih-chung Li ... Wong Tak Ming
Yao Lin Chen ... Chan
Shu Tong Wong ... Hung
Joana Tors ... Maliya
Fiona Humphrey ... Cassowary
Gam Shing Sung ... Lee
Tien Hsi Tang ... Baldy Nyudo
Fat Wan
San Tai
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seddigheh Banai ... Catherine
Alan Chung San Chui ... Poison Spider Hak Lung (as Alan Hsu)
Clayton ... Rocky Brown
Billy Cosby
Scott D'Antonio
Wai Chuen Do
Hiroshi Hatano
Bob Ingles ... Spencer
Jim James
Hirofumi Koga ... Karate Brother 3
Kim Hung Lai

Bill Lake
Terry O'Brien
Kenji Ohba ... Karate Brother 1
Irwin Panos ... Toliano
Shunji Sasaki
Chin-Lai Sung (as Sai Aan Dai)
Toshimitsu Takahashi ... Karate Brother 2
Glenn Thompson
Kôji Tsuruta ... Senzo Shigemune
Chris Hilton ... Detective Smith (voice) (uncredited)
Rik Thomas ... Duke Togo (Golgo 13) (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Yukio Noda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Isao Matsumoto  screenplay
Nobuaki Nakajima  screenplay
Takao Saitô  comic

Original Music by
Harumi Ibe 
 
Cinematography by
Shigeru Akatsuka 
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cheng-Ming Chang .... still photographer
Ko-hsiao Kai .... assistant camera
Kang-Ho Leung .... lighting manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Golgo 13: Kûron no kubi" - Japan (original title)
"Golgo 13: Kowloon Assignment" - Japan (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | New Zealand:M | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
One of the first comic book based movies to receive an R-rating.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the final island sequence, when Golgo 13 emerges from the sea wearing shorts there is no sign of the leg wound he received a few scenes previously.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "Golgo 13" (2008)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
I Had Fun With This One, 27 February 2008
Author: Scars_Remain from United States

I haven't seen any of the original anime films of Golgo 13 but I am planning on it in the near future. I had heard how gory they are so I thought this version might be pretty gory but unfortunately, it isn't. I had to watch the English dubbed version because the transfer with the subtitles was absolutely awful but it didn't take away from the experience as much as I thought it would. This is a fun movie for anyone who is into hit-man films.

Sonny Chiba does a great job as usual. I loved the grindhouse feel to this film. The action was great and so was the story, for the most part. There are some really great kung fu sequences as well. I think everyone should give this movie a shot. View it for what it is, a fun little 70's action film. Just don't expect some sort of masterpiece and you'll be just fine.

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