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Hideichi Nagahara (screenplay)
Haruhiko Ôyabu (novel)
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Release Date:
4 August 1979 (Japan) See more »
Yusaka Matsuda stars as a seemingly run-of-the-mill corporate salary man who leads a double life as a vicious criminal by night... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Yûsaku Matsuda ... Tetsuya Asakura (as Yuusaku Matsuda)
Jun Fubuki ... Kyoko Nagai
Kei Satô ... Shimizu
Mikio Narita ... Koizumi
Asao Koike ... Kaneko
Kôjirô Kusanagi ... Takeshima
Genji Kawai ... Hidehara
Daiki Katô ... Tomita
Kôichi Iwaki ... Yuzawa
Ken'ichi Katô ... Ishida
Kimie Shingyôji ... Eriko Shimizu

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Mitsuhiko Sakurai (as Sonny Chiba)
Tôru Abe ... Mitsuaki Suzumoto
Kenji Shiiya ... Kurihara
Eimei Esumi ... Fuyuki
Shinobu Yûki ... Yukiko Maki
Hitomi Yoshioka ... Akemi Nishikawa
Shin Kishida ... Ishii
Akira Takahashi ... Tamiya
Kyôsuke Machida ... Kunitomo
Toby Kadoguchi ... Fukuda
Kôji Nanbara ... Isokawa
Katsumi Muramatsu ... Ueki
Genshuu Igari ... A bodyguard of Isokawa's
Yasuo Tabata ... A bodyguard of Isokawa's
Yagyuu Gundan ... Buffalo Corps / Subordinates of Isokawa's
Kenji Imai ... Sakamoto
Kai Atô ... Nosaka
Michihiro Yamanishi ... Yoshimura
Toshiyuki Iida ... Imano
Akira Kume ... Hyogo
Iwao Dan ... Hara
Haruki Kadokawa ... Sawano
Hyôe Enoki ... Police
Yutaka Nakajima ... Stewardess

Directed by
Tôru Murakawa  (as Tooru Murakawa)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hideichi Nagahara  screenplay
Haruhiko Ôyabu  novel

Produced by
Ryoji Ito .... producer (as Ryôji Itô)
Haruki Kadokawa .... executive producer
Mitsuru Kurosawa .... producer
Tatsurô Shigaki .... producer
Original Music by
Casey Rankin 
Cinematography by
Seizô Sengen 
Film Editing by
Akira Suzuki 
Production Design by
Akiyoshi Satani 
Costume Design by
Jun Ashida 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yônosuke Koike .... assistant director
Sound Department
Saburô Takahashi .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Mitsuo Watanabe .... lighting technician
Other crew
Toby Kadoguchi .... technical advisor

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Also Known As:
"Yomigaeru kinrô" - Japan (original title)
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131 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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He'll do anything to get a Lamborghini., 28 April 2012
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

Any film in which Sonny Chiba DOESN'T play the coolest character has got to be worth a look, if only to see who could possibly be more of a bad-ass than he. In The Resurrection of the Golden Wolf, that person is Yûsaku Matsuda, who plays Tetsuya Asakura, a seemingly meek accountant who takes the fast track to success and wealth rather than spending years climbing the corporate ladder; once his office work is over for the day, Asakura whips off his wig to reveal a trendy mop of permed hair, slips on his shades, and pursues a second career as a ruthless, gun-toting criminal who will stop at nothing to make his dreams come true.

This promising premise leads to plenty of exploitative nudity and violence, as Asakura stoops to sexually exploiting his boss's beautiful mistress Kyoko (the scrummy Jun Fubuki), consorts with a gang of drug dealers after a heist leaves him with 100 million yen of unusable notes, and becomes involved in a deadly game of corporate espionage, blackmail and murder. With it's many plot threads, played out over a massive 131 minutes, and so many thoroughly despicable characters to keep track of, this hard-boiled crime-noir isn't always easy to follow, but the good stuff—the gratuitous nookie, the violent shoot-outs, the macho posturing, the topless go-go dancers, the bleak ending—definitely make it worth persevering through any moments of confusion.

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