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The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
"Golgo 13" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Action, Crime  |  23 October 1992 (USA)
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An infamous hit-man becomes the target of a powerful oil tycoon after the former kills the latter's son.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsurô Sagawa ...
Duke (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ...
DJ / Duke / Snake (voice) (as Greg Snegoff)
Gorô Naya ...
Dawson (voice)
Dawson (voice)
Kôsei Tomita ...
Bob (voice)
Mike Reynolds ...
Bob (voice)
Reiko Mutô ...
Laura (voice)
Edie Mirman ...
Laura (voice)
Toshiko Fujita ...
Cindy (voice)
Joyce Kurtz ...
Cindy (voice)
Kumiko Takizawa ...
Rita (voice)
Diane Michelle ...
Rita (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Pablo (voice)
Kerrigan Mahan ...
A / Bodyguard / Controller / Pablo / Silver / Additional Voices (voice)
Shingo Kanemoto ...
Garvin (voice)


Indestructible to his enemies and irrestible to women, the professional assassin codenamed GOLGO 13 is shrouded in mystery and anonymity. If you're on his hit list your already dead. Always hired on his reputation alone, GOLGO 13 never breaks a contract. But can he survive the combine forces of the FBI, CIA, The Pentagon and the U.S. Army? Has the nameless agent finally met his match against the superhuman powers of the Snake and the twin evils of the psychopathic mercenaries, Gold and Silver? Written by <>

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He shoots...he scores...he'll blow you away!


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The CG sequence with the skeletons featured on the DVD was originally omitted from the VHS versions released in the US, for reasons unknown. See more »


The three special agents sent into the church (guy with a hook hand, one with two ice picks and one with a knife) to kill golgo are explained to have been killed in the firefight that ensued when bragan's team unloaded on the church. Yet later when they want to test snake's ability they use the same exact 3 special agents to do so. See more »


Leonard Dawson: [after Snake is killed] Silver and Gold, finish it off. I want him dead and I want him dead now! Rip out his brains and throw them on the floor!
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The R1 Urban Vision DVD uses Japanese 80's pop music in the opening and closing of the English language track, but uses instrumental jazz variations of those songs in the Japanese language track. See more »


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He shoots! He scores!
15 June 2001 | by (Warrensburg, Mo.) – See all my reviews

The baddest professional asassain I've ever seen! Good anime flick. The main character, golgo 13 is a character so stoic, so stonefaced, that he hardly cracks even a hint of emotion even when in the act of having hot sex. There's a good deal of that in the movie, and it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the plot, but that's the standard bug about most anime movies I've seen. Oh well, the kiddos should get a good thrill out of it anyway. The action is intense! This guy is an amazing shot, with either his modified M 16 or his revolver. My favorite scene is when he goes head to head with Snake (a repulsive, toothless villain who uses bladed yo-yos to kill his victims. I'm not making this up,) in an elevator. The final brawl he had with the twin killers Silver and Gold was cool too, but given how much they hyped up the two characters beforehand, I frankly expected them to put up more of a fight. Anyway, it's a great anime flick.

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