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Ningen no shômei (1977)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  8 October 1977 (Japan)
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When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a New York City detective named Shuftan and together they sort out the crime.

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Ken Shuftan
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Detective O'Brien
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Robert Aljohns
Junzaburô Ban ...
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Takeo Chii ...
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E.H. Eric ...
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Kinji Fukasaku ...
Shibue, Assistant Lieutenant
Bunjaku Han ...
Naomi
Hajime Hana ...
Detective Takeshi Yokowata
Janet Hatta ...
Yukiko Mishima
Michiko Hoshi
Kôichi Iwaki ...
Kyohei Kori
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Lionel Adams
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When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a New York City detective named Shuftan and together they sort out the crime.

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Proof of the Man  »

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Proof of a Man is a interesting film
20 April 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

The film had a brief run in the Japanese art houses back then, and never got a good U.S. booking for a big film from Japan in 1977. There is two version of the film, one is a Japanese print which runs more than 130 minutes, and a U.S. version, which was re-dubbed and addition scenes was added, and some Japanese scenes were cut out (Making Toshiro Mifune only appear once). The US version never got any theatrical booking as it came out on video in a small label in 1985. I saw both version and the impact of the film wasn't destroyed on the U.S. cut version. The film is about a Black man (played by singer Joe Yamamura) murdered in Japan, and a cop (the late Yusaku Matsuda, star of Paramount film BLACK RAIN) is on the case to solve the mystery. He later goes to America to team up with George Kennedy, who later Yusaku realized is the man that killed his father in WW2 days. Many American actors like Broadrick Crawford, Theresa Merritt, Rick Jason and William Sanderson are featured in supporting parts. There is lots of well acted scenes, car chase in New York, and the film is like a big puzzle slowly being put together. Yamamura sings a catch title song in English, but he is badly dubbed in the U.S. version. The film is highly recommended!


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