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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 »
NewsDesk:
(6 articles)
DVD Review: Golgo 13 Always Hits Its Tiny Mark
 (From Twitch. 2 July 2012, 4:42 AM, PDT)

Review: Golgo 13 (Episodes 1 - 13)
 (From Twitch. 26 June 2012, 2:00 AM, PDT)

Competition: Win Studio Ghibli’s ‘Whisper of the Heart’ on Blu-ray
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User Reviews:
Hit-man noir with hardboiled style See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Gregory Snegoff ... Golgo 13 / Snake (voice: English version) (as Greg Snegoff)

Michael McConnohie ... Leonard Dawson (voice: English version)
Mike Reynolds ... Bragan (voice: English version)
Edie Mirman ... Laura (voice: English version)
Joyce Kurtz ... Cindy (voice: English version)
Diane Michelle ... Rita (voice: English version)
Kerrigan Mahan ... Pablo / Silver (voice: English version)

David Povall ... Garvin (voice: English version)
Edward Mannix ... Jefferson (voice: English version) (as Ed Mannix)

Michael Forest ... Young (voice: English version)
Milton James ... Albert (voice: English version) (as Milt James)
Steve Kramer ... Paco (voice: English version)
John Dantona ... Bishop Moretti (voice: English version)
Jeff Winkless ... Informant (voice: English version)
Tony Oliver ... Robert Dawson (voice: English version)
Karlyn Michelson ... Emily (voice: English version)
Eddie Frierson ... Gold (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takeshi Aono ... Pablo (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Kôichi Chiba ... The Informant (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Toshiko Fujita ... Dr. Zed (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Issei Futamata ... Cindy's Minion (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Daisuke Gôri ... Cindy's Bodyguard (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Kazuo Hayashi ... Computer 1 Operator (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Shingo Kanemoto ... F. Garbin (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... General T. Jefferson (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Ichirô Murakoshi ... E. Young (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Reiko Mutô ... Laura Dawson (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Gorô Naya ... Leonard Dawson (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Rokurô Naya ... Bishop Moretti (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Tetsurô Sagawa ... Golgo 13 (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Shunsuke Shima ... Pago (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Kumiko Takizawa ... Rita (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Kôsei Tomita ... Lt. Bob Bragen (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Kei Tomiyama ... Robert Dawson (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Yûsaku Yara ... Lab Tech (voice: Japanese 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)
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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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Leonard Dawson is loosely patterned after actor/game show host Richard Dawson (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud), who was also an immigrant from England who found success in the United States.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The Ford dealership Rita runs in San Francisco displays models (including the modified Ford Laser hatchback Duke Togo uses in his getaway) that were for the European market only. The only exception is the Ford Thunderbird Rita drives to pick up Duke Togo from the airport.See more »
Quotes:
F. Garvin:Mr. Dawson, the FBI has always been at your complete disposal and...
Leonard Dawson:You call that complete? Go comb the federal prison, but get me someone to finish him off.
F. Garvin:Federal Prison? What do you mean by that?
Leonard Dawson:Garvin, you're far too smart to be this stupid
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Golgo 13 and ISee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Hit-man noir with hardboiled style, 28 October 2004
Author: sixtwentysix from Denver, CO

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.

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