MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 6,011 this week

Fall Guy (1982)
"Kamata kôshinkyoku" (original title)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 410 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 10 critic

Aging Kamata movie star "Gin-chan" Ginshiro (Morio Kazama) is filming a story about Samurai in Imperial Japan at the start of the Meiji... See full synopsis »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 23 Jan 2013
 
a list of 17 titles
created 16 Nov 2013
 
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 03 Jan 2014
 
a list of 224 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 363 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fall Guy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fall Guy (1982)

Fall Guy (1982) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fall Guy.
24 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Storm Warning (2007)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A yuppie couple lost in a thick brush filled marsh seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.

Director: Jamie Blanks
Stars: Nadia Farès, Robert Taylor, David Lyons
Music Within (2007)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities.

Director: Steven Sawalich
Stars: Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Michael Sheen
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?

Director: Philippe Le Guay
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa
The Continent (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three men go on a road trip to find a new life away from the island they live on.

Director: Han Han
Stars: Shaofeng Feng, Wallace Chung, Bo-lin Chen
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A yakuza gang gets driven out of Yokohama by a big gang from Tokyo. They relocate to Okinawa to violently start over.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Noboru Andô, Tooru Hanada
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Princess Shizu's family is wiped out by an family of undead seeking revenge. The eight samurai can save her, but who and where are they?

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Hiroko Yakushimaru, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba
Pale Moon (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mellow drama following the moral decline of a housewife turned bank employee who embezzles a fortune from her customers and indulges in an affair with a younger man. Set in 1994, shortly after the burst of Japan's economic bubble.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Renji Ishibashi
House on Fire (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the 50s, the complicated life of a popular writer who must share his life with his family, his numerous mistresses and his work. Adapted from autobiographical story by Kazuo Dan, who ... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Ken Ogata, Ayumi Ishida, Mieko Harada
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Kôichi Satô, Saki Takaoka, Keiko Oginome
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rookie movie director Koichi and his crew travels to the mountain village of Yamamura to film his next movie. The villagers are eventually enlisted to help film the movie and, in particular... See full summary »

Director: Shûichi Okita
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Shun Oguri, Tsutomu Yamazaki
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Keiko Matsuzaka, Morio Kazama, Etsuko Shihomi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Stars: Makoto Fujita, Hiroaki Murakami, Kazuko Katô
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Konatsu
Morio Kazama ...
Ginshiro
Mitsuru Hirata ...
Yasu
Chika Takami ...
Tomoko
Daijirô Harada ...
Tachibana
Keizô Kanie ...
Film Director
Nijiko Kiyokawa ...
Yasu's mother
Rei Okamoto ...
Toku-san
Akira Shioji ...
Yamada
Harumi Sone
Hyôe Enoki ...
Tome
Shiro Takano
Kenjirô Ishimaru
Nagare Hagiwara ...
Yuji
Toshiya Sakai ...
Makoto
Edit

Storyline

Aging Kamata movie star "Gin-chan" Ginshiro (Morio Kazama) is filming a story about Samurai in Imperial Japan at the start of the Meiji... See full synopsis »

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 October 1982 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Die Todestreppe  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Quite enjoyable though the tempo of the film is a bit inconsistent.
15 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Fall Guy" is an odd film. Through much of the film, it's an obvious (and very broad) comedy. However, later in the film, it's much more of a romantic drama--making it very hard to categorize and a bit strange.

The film begins on a movie set. One of the stars of the film begins behaving like a jerk, as it's obvious he's very insecure and has an ego the size of Texas. And, during all of Gin-Chan's histrionics and boorish behavior, he has an entourage that constantly tells him that he's wonderful and seem willing to do ANYTHING for him. It's all quite funny and a nice commentary about some movie stars.

A bit later, Gin-Chan's old girlfriend, Konatsu, informs him she's pregnant. Not surprisingly, Gin-Chan isn't willing to marry her and orders one of his underlings, Yasu, to marry her. This scene I think was overdone--and telling Yasu to do this while Konatsu is having sex with her seemed much more awkward than funny--though it does establish, once again, that Gin-Chan's friends will do ANYTHING for him. Yasu is still quite willing to marry the lady--partly because he's always been infatuated with her and partly because he thinks so little of himself.

To prove his devotion to Konatsu, Yasu takes on all the worst and most dangerous jobs in films--and gets the crap knocked out of him daily. However, one stunt NO ONE will do--even Yasu. But, he has a change of heart and agrees to--figuring that if this stunt kills him, he can leave Konatsu a nice insurance settlement. What's next? See the film.

I liked this film but really, really wish they'd either decided to make it a kooky comedy OR a romantic film. But, the characters are so likable that I was willing to overlook this and recommend you try this quirky film. Considering my description above, you probably don't want to watch this with the kids--there are a couple rather explicit scenes and quite a bit of blood.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Fall Guy (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?