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The Professional: Golgo 13 -- The action packed life of the professional assassin Golgo 13 (AKA Duke Togo). This guy makes James Bond look like Maxwell Smart.

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Director:
Writers:
Gregory Snegoff (english version)
Shûkei Nagasaka (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 October 1992 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
He shoots...he scores...he'll blow you away!
Plot:
An infamous hit-man becomes the target of a powerful oil tycoon after the former kills the latter's son. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Tetsurô Sagawa ... Duke (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ... DJ / Duke / Snake (voice: English version) (as Greg Snegoff)
Gorô Naya ... Dawson (voice)

Michael McConnohie ... Dawson (voice: English version)
Kôsei Tomita ... Bob (voice)
Mike Reynolds ... Bob (voice: English version)
Reiko Mutô ... Laura (voice)
Edie Mirman ... Laura (voice: English version)
Toshiko Fujita ... Cindy (voice)
Joyce Kurtz ... Cindy (voice: English version)
Kumiko Takizawa ... Rita (voice)
Diane Michelle ... Rita (voice: English version)
Takeshi Aono ... Pablo (voice)
Kerrigan Mahan ... A / Bodyguard / Controller / Pablo / Silver / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Shingo Kanemoto ... Garvin (voice)

David Povall ... Garvin (voice: English version)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Jefferson (voice)
Edward Mannix ... Jefferson (voice: English version) (as Ed Mannix)
Ichirô Murakoshi ... Young (voice)

Michael Forest ... Young / Z (voice: English version)
Milton James ... Albert / Walla (voice: English version) (as Milt James)
Shunsuke Shima ... Paco (voice)
Steve Kramer ... B / Paco / Tech / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Rokurô Naya ... Bishop (voice)
John Dantona ... Bishop / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kôichi Chiba ... Contact (voice)
Jeff Winkless ... Contact / Jean / Tech / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kei Tomiyama ... Robert (voice)
Tony Oliver ... Agent / D / Robert / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Karlyn Michelson ... Emily / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Eddie Frierson ... Gold / Tech / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Daisuke Gôri ... Bodyguard (voice)
Issei Futamata ... Bodyguard (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ... Tech (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kazuo Hayashi ... 1 (voice)
Carl Macek ... 1 / Additional Voices (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Svea Macek ... PA / Additional Voices (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Simon Prescott ... C / Restauranter / Tech / Additional Voices (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Osamu Dezaki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shûkei Nagasaka  screenplay
Takao Saitô  comic
Gregory Snegoff  english version

Produced by
Yutaka Fujioka .... executive producer
Nobuo Inada .... producer
Carl Macek .... english language producer
Mataichirô Yamamoto .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Toshiyuki Ohmori 
 
Cinematography by
Hirokata Takahashi 
 
Film Editing by
Masatoshi Tsurubuchi 
 
Art Direction by
Shichirô Kobayashi 
 
Production Management
Jerry Beck .... production manager (english version)
Yoichi Ikeda .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shunji Ôga .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Wataru Date .... recording director
 
Visual Effects by
Satomi Mikuriya .... CG director
Koichi Omura .... CG executive producer
 
Animation Department
Atsuko Fukushima .... key animator
Kôji Morimoto .... key animator (as Kouji Morimoto)
Shinji Otsuka .... key animator
Akio Sugino .... animation director
 
Music Department
Seiji Suzuki .... music selection
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Golgo 13" - Japan (original title)
"Golgo 13: The Professional" - Australia (imdb display title), Canada (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
UK:91 min | USA:95 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:(Banned) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:Not Rated

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Trivia:
There is a audio commentary track with Jonathan Clements on the 2007 'Secret Agent Edition' Region 2 UK Manga Video DVD.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
[as Leonard Dawson commits suicide by falling to his death, Robert's last letter is heard]
Robert Dawson:Father, please forgive me for having to leave my last message like this. I swear it will be my first and only opposition to you. Father, thank you for the enormous love you gave me for 29 years. I still remember my sixth birthday, and you baked the only cake you ever made me...
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Best Anime Ever., 5 January 2006
Author: Golgo-13 from The IMDb Horror Board!

Since this is now out on DVD, none of you have any excuse for not having seen it. When it comes to assassins, Golgo 13 is the man. Period. (He's not too shabby with the ladies either.) After completing one of his jobs, a hit on a powerful and very connected businessman's son, he becomes the target for revenge. Killing Golgo 13, though, is no easy task at all. The story here is solid, with some great moments (like the ending), cool sub-plots, twisted characters, and plenty of bloody action. The execution of this classic (1983) anime is, in a word, stylish. Freeze frames, split screens, and other such techniques are prevalent throughout. There's also a noirish feel to much of the film, often accompanied by soft, bluesy-type music. Of course, being made so many years ago, much of it seems dated (especially the very early CGI helicopters) but for me, it's a minor complaint…the movie still rocks hard. Check it out. Now. (If you don't have a proper audio system, I recommend changing the track on the DVD to mono to avoid a tinny echo sound on the voices.)

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