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Hideichi Nagahara (screenplay)
Haruhiko Ôyabu (novel)
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Release Date:
4 August 1979 (Japan) See more »
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Masterful crime drama of epic proportions.. See more (6 total) »


  (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
Kenichi 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
Saburo Takahashi .... sound (as Saburô Takahashi)
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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Masterful crime drama of epic proportions.., 1 June 2010
Author: Pinku_Eiga from Deutschland

Ultra-stylish film from 1979 features Yusaku Matsuda as a vicious criminal, whose ambitions lead him to a fascinating double life; by day Tetsuya works a boring and unsatisfying desk job at a large oil company. He sports a rather un-stylish haircut and eyeglasses. At night, the glasses come off, and Tetsuya emerges as an ultra-cool and hardened one man terror squad. He becomes a hunter, a wolf that wants out of his cage, (a boring nine to five life,) and to rule the corporate world. He has a plan to marry the daughter of one of the most powerful men in Japan, and he will crush whoever gets in his way! 'Golden wolf' has to be one of the coolest films to come out of the 70's, and Yusaku Matsuda is absolutely brilliant in his portrayal of one of the meanest bad guys in film history. A bad guy who turns out to be not so heartless, as we realize by the films conclusion. Matsuda possesses a wild sexual energy about him, and the ladies are all drop-dead gorgeous here as well. Featuring a memorable soundtrack and endless scenes of unforgettable style and beauty, it is surprising that this one is not more well-known among cult film fans. Featured in "The Sonny Chiba Collection" box set, strangely, as Chiba is barely in the film and he is virtually unrecognizable in his minor role. But the film is presented fully uncut in it's original Japanese language. This crime epic has it all; sex, sleaze, violence, romance, and Italian sports cars. If James Bond was a criminal, he would be Tetsuya Asakura!

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