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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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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
How bad can a man be?, 18 November 2005
Author: UncleBobMartin from Jigoku West, a.k.a. Las Vegas

I don't know what that other guy's problem with Jun Fubuki is, she's over 50 now but still pretty cute. Unless you live in Japan, where she does a lot of TV, you probably don't know what she looks like now, anyway. Back when this film was made she was hot, as were all the other women in this film. Especially the black go-go chick! Anyway, this movie isn't about eyeballing the ladies, though that's no chore. It's about hating your life because you have some soulless job that your whole life is centered around, and it's about one guy who decides he will break out of that box -- no matter how rotten evil he has to be to make that happen! How Asakura got to be so good with weapons and street-wise with his wheeling and dealing isn't gone into much, we just know he's trained as a boxer. But that won't bother you because you'll just be wondering where he gets the nerve to be so bad! You might also wonder, as I did, whether he'll have a redeeming moment at the end...

Some may find the pace a little slow, but even when the story fails to develop in spots, Asakura keeps saying and doing nasty things. Favorite lines of dialog (early in the film, so not a spoiler): "Do you have a family?" "Yes! Yes! Please don't kill me!" "They'll be happier when you're dead." bang.


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