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Kamata kôshinkyoku (1982)

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 »

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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
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Kamata kôshin-kyoku
(Based on "Song of the Vagabonds" from 1929 operetta "The Vagabond King")
Written by Rudolph Friml
Performed by Keiko Ishizaka, Morio Kazama and Mitsuru Hirata
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A Funny Romantic Comedy of Errors
15 February 2002 | by (Fukuoka Japan) – See all my reviews

FALL GUY (KAMATA KOSHINKYOKU) Directed by Kinji Fukasaku, 1982, 109 min

Fall Guy depicts the inside story of a film studio in a comical touch, where a nearly has-been movie star takes full advantage of an adoring member of his entourage & hanger on's blind devotion.

The former has the hanger on, who works as a bit player, marry the lovely actress he accidentally impregnated, in a bid to preserve his image, and then asks the fan to perform a show-stopping, life-threatening stunt in the hopes of making a big comeback.

At times moving, funny, and even romantic, Fall Guy, was well received and has won the first place in the "Ten Best Films" poll by Kinema Jumpo, as well as many other awards.

PS The honeymoon trip to Kyushu is a sweet moment of the film and clearly an inside joke.


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