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Director:
Writers:
Ryûnosuke Ono (screenplay) &
Jun'ya Satô (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 January 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They said it couldn't happen... But for 1500 passengers Bullet Train 109 became a nightmare journey that just couldn't be stopped!
Plot:
Criminals plant a bomb on a high-speed train. It will explode when the train slows down, unless a ransom is paid. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Nice movie, but hard to find the video See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ken Takakura ... Tetsuo Okita

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Aoki
Kei Yamamoto ... Masaru Koga
Eiji Gô ... Shinji Fujio
Akira Oda ... Hiroshi Ôshiro
Raita Ryû ... Kikuchi
Masayo Utsunomiya ... Yasuko
Yumiko Fujita ... Akiyama
Yumi Takigawa ... SAS Staff
Etsuko Shihomi ... Telephone Operator
Fumio Watanabe ... Miyashita
Toyoto Fukuda ... Tashiro
Hiroko Fuji ... Female Teacher
Junko Matsudaira ... Cashier
Koreharu Hisatomi ... Hirota
Yoshirô Aoki ... Senda
Jirô Yabuki ... Construction Vehicle Officer (as Jirô Chiba)
Kiyoto Harada ... Miyake
Akira Hamada ... Nagata
Keisuke Nakai ... Tetsu-chan
Kiyoshi Yamamoto ... Takazawa
Sen Yano ... Minami
Hiroshi Kondô ... Matsubara
Hiroshi Tanaka ... Tsutsumi
Hirohisa Nakata ... Tokyo Working Office Clerk-in-charge
Yutaka Hayashi ... Naka-yan
Akio Yokoyama ... Superintendent
Yoshitarô Asawaka ... Passenger B
Shun Ueda ... Shûichi Hirao
Ken'ichi Matsuno ... Komiya
Yoshifumi Tajima ... Sasaki
Miyako Tasaka ... Kazuko Hirao
Hanako Tokachi ... Female Passenegr A
Yumiko Katayama ... Bar Woman
Taeko Watanabe ... Koga's Sister-in-law
Rin Tsunami ... Akanesô Okami
Mitsuru Mori ... Yôko
Akiko Kazami ... Yasuko's Mother
Hajime Shôji ... Passenger A
Osamu Saka
Kakuya Saeki ... Noguchi
Seigô Fukuoka ... Sugimura
Kôichi Iwaki ... Akira Tôgô
Nenji Kobayashi ... Morimoto
Gorô Kataoka ... Sawara
Rikinaga Nakano ... Osaka Businessman
Kôji Hio ... Riot Policeman
Saburô Date ... Businessman's Man
Kôji Fujiyama ... Hiro-oka
Sô Takizawa ... Kawamura
Seiya Satô ... Passenger C
Shinji Nakahara ... Kôan Ikka Chô
Yûsuke Mori ... Hata
Kazuo Satô ... Ono
Hachirô Okamoto ... Yama-chan
Hajime Akutsu
Susumu Kurobe ... Gotô
Genji Kawai ... Detective Superintendent
Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama ... Iwagami
Keiko Aikawa ... Waitress
Toshie Kokabu ... Cleaning Woman
Norio Yamashita ... Shimizu
Ryô Suga ... Man
Shôji Yamamoto
Isamu Matsuzawa
Midori Yamamoto ... Female Customer
Akira Kuji ... Fireman
Gôzô Sôma ... Detective C
Kôichi Yamada ... Passenger E
Osamu Kimura ... Correspondent A
Riki Gonoue ... Detective A
Chû Takatsuki ... Hamamatsu Station Staff
Haruki Jô ... Cook B (as Haruki Jo)
Takeshige Hatanaka
Isamu Hamada
Teruo Shimizu ... Substation Staff
Tatsuya Kameyama ... Policeman
Sakae Yamaura ... Cook A
Shinzô Tanabe ... Claustrophobic Man
Takuji Aoki ... Passenger D
Jirô Sagawa
Fumiaki Nakajô ... Passenger F
Yasuto Sugawara ... Ken-ichi
Yukiteru Akiyama
Masayuki Kawaguchi
Hisako Oka
Keiko Itô
Ryôzô Mihara
Kengo Miyaji
Yoshitaka Nagaoka ... Young Man
Hisakazu Uchikoshi ... Stationmaster Shimura
Shin'ichi Iwai
Yoshifumi Watanabe
Naoko Izumi
Fumio Niikura
Michiko Maeda
Yutaka Shino
Akemi Fujiki
Masataka Kikuchi
Kimitaka Ôizumi
Shigeru Yokoyama
Sanetoshi Takatori
Shizuyo Uno
Hideyuki Fujii

Takashi Shimura ... JNR President
Akira Yamauchi ... Cabinet Chief Secretary
Tomo'o Nagai ... Bullet Train Overseas HQ Chief
Mizuho Suzuki ... Hanamura
Ken Utsui ... Kuramochi
Tetsurô Tanba ... Sunaga
Kin'ya Kitaôji
Tamio Kawachi ... Satô
Kunie Tanaka ... Koga's Brother

Directed by
Jun'ya Satô 
 
Writing credits
Ryûnosuke Ono (screenplay) &
Jun'ya Satô (screenplay)

Sunao Sakagami (story) (as Arei Katô)

Produced by
Kanji Amao .... producer
Sunao Sakagami .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hachirô Aoyama 
 
Cinematography by
Masahiko Iimura 
 
Film Editing by
Osamu Tanaka 
 
Production Design by
Shuichiro Nakamura 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Akihisa Okamoto .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Kenzo Inoue .... sound recordist (as Kenzô Inoue)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yasunojô Kawasaki .... gaffer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Bullet Train" - , International (English title) (literal English title)
"Super-Express 109" - Europe (English title)
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Runtime:
152 min | Sweden:100 min | USA:115 min (DVD version) | USA:115 min (edited/dubbed) | West Germany:96 min (cut theatrical version)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | France:U | Germany:Not Rated (Blu-Ray version) (uncut) | India:U | Norway:16 (1976) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1987) | West Germany:16 (original rating) (heavily cut)

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Trivia:
Toei's "international version" was heavily cut, with nearly forty minutes removed, bringing the runtime to about 115 minutes. The version removed the characters' back-stories. The Japanese version runs around 152 minutes.See more »

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Nice movie, but hard to find the video, 25 March 2001
Author: (suresh-g@usa.net) from USA

I had seen this movie way long back in India when I was a Kid and enjoyed it. Now, I live and work in the USA. I would like to purchase this movie either in dvd, vcd or vhs format, but to my luck I am not able to find it's availability. If any one can help me on this I would really appreciate your efforts.

Suresh

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