MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,108 this week

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

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 1,762 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 15 critic

An infamous hit-man becomes the target of a powerful oil tycoon after the former kills the latter's son.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (comic), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 08 Mar 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 20 Sep 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 01 Oct 2012
 
a list of 71 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)

The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983) on IMDb 6.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Professional: Golgo 13.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Goku Midnight Eye (Video 1989)
Animation | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A private detective finds himself armed with a cybernetic eye implant that proves invaluable in his fight against an evil weapons dealer.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Juuji Matsuda, Jeff Harding, Steve Blum
Animation | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Emu Hino, a 29-year-old virgin, witnesses a mob hit and fears that the killer will now find her and kill her. Indeed, he sets out to do so; he's Yo Hinomura, a talented potter and artist ... See full summary »

Director: Daisuke Nishio
Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Chiharu Kataishi, Ryûsei Nakao
Dominion Tank Police (Video 1988)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a dystopic pollution ridden future, the tank police fight for law and order and cause massive collatorol destruction along the way.

Directors: Takaaki Ishiyama, Kôichi Mashimo
Stars: Hiromi Tsuru, Toni Barry, Yûsaku Yara
Wicked City (1987)
Animation | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

There has been peace between the worlds of the mortals and the supernatural for centuries, but the balance is now being threatened. The Radical elements from the Supernatural world are ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Gregory Snegoff, Stuart Milligan
Goku II: Midnight Eye (Video 1989)
Animation | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Goku's latest assignment sees him go after an unstable cyborg.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Juji Matsuda, Jeff Harding, Helene Kvale
Animation | Short | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In a futuristic Tokyo, a young cop is stalked by an android without his knowledge.

Directors: Takamasa Ikegami, Akira Nishimori
Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Adam Henderson, Brad Moranz
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a nuclear holocaust tears the world apart, mankind is forced to the harshness of not only the oppression of others who are much more powerful, but the dead earth which seems to be ... See full summary »

Director: Toyoo Ashida
Stars: Akira Kamiya, Yuriko Yamamoto, Kenji Utsumi
M.D. Geist (Video 1986)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In the distant future, mankind has colonized other planets in the universe. While many planets lived in peace, the planet Jerra has been ravaged by decades of war. Geist is an M.D.S. (Most ... See full summary »

Director: Hayato Ikeda
Stars: Jason Beck, Joan Baker, Dave Couch
Genocyber (Video 1994)
Animation | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential. At its core: the tortured souls of 2 human beings. Many desire to control this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained? ... See full summary »

Director: Kôichi Ôhata
Stars: Louis Atlas, Vincent Bagnall, David Berberian
Cyber City Oedo 808 (Video 1990)
Animation | Short | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In the city of Oedo 2808a.d., three Cyber criminals are given two choices, to either rot in jail or to join a special force of the Cyber Police to get possibly one more chance at freedom ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Hiroya Ishimaru, Stuart Milligan, Tesshô Genda
Bio Hunter (Video 1995)
Animation | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A horror story about an enemy within. Only one man can control it, but he's losing to the demon.

Director: Yûzô Satô
Stars: Matt McKenzie, Matt K. Miller, Sherry Lynn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsurô Sagawa ...
Duke (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ...
DJ / Duke / Snake (1992) (voice) (as Greg Snegoff)
Gorô Naya ...
Dawson (voice)
...
Dawson (1992) (voice)
Kôsei Tomita ...
Bob (voice)
Mike Reynolds ...
Bob (1992) (voice)
Reiko Mutô ...
Laura (voice)
Edie Mirman ...
Laura (1992) (voice)
Toshiko Fujita ...
Cindy (voice)
Joyce Kurtz ...
Cindy (1992) (voice)
Kumiko Takizawa ...
Rita (voice)
Diane Michelle ...
Rita (1992) (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Pablo (voice)
Kerrigan Mahan ...
A / Bodyguard / Controller / Pablo / Silver / Walla (1992) (voice)
Shingo Kanemoto ...
Garvin (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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 <a.leahy@uws.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Professional: Golgo 13  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the earliest anime productions to use CGI. It did not become a common addition to the genre until the mid-90s with the advent of Macross Plus and Ghost in the Shell. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Leonard Dawson: No one says no to Leonard Dawson!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Follows Golgo 13 (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Golgo 13 and I
Performed by Cindy Wood
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hit-man noir with hardboiled style
28 October 2004 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

One of the earliest Japanese animation films I can remember seeing, this film was a perfect introduction to me in how great a textured and visually appealing an anime story could be. Shot like a noir detective film with all the action and speed of a spy thriller, this film set a new benchmark for the sniper/hit-man genre.

Duke Togo, while devoid of most emotion, captivates as a steely and ruthless assassin bent on survival as well as completion of his tasks. The stylish and dark film has conspiracies, presidential assassinations, serial killers, sex, guns, explosions and insane escape scenes.

The story is straight forward; someone has paid Golgo 13 to assassinate the son of a wealthy business man and oil magnate. Revenge is to be taken on Golgo 13 at all costs, involving crooked cops, serial killers, generals, CIA, FBI, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Special Forces. Basically, Leonard Dawson is taking his son's death a bit hard and feels just a little raw toward Duke.

The American translation is passable with pretty good over all emotional tone and great music setting for mood. One of my favorite anime and overall examples of noir style in graphic arts of the 80s if you can ignore that very dated helicopter scene that makes everyone so angry... Personally I didn't think it was bad, just out of place in a film with a perfect fever pitch already. Great ending, great film overall. Well worth a look for anyone who enjoys spy films, hit men or noir.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone remember the video game? jk205
Am I the only person that enjoys this character? crying_freeman_108
The helicopter scene alastairward
This and the 1973 version alastairward
Was there ever a Soundtrack released for this? brawl001
Where can i find this movie??? jayxjefferson
Discuss The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?