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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:
The action packed life of the professional assassin Golgo 13 (AKA Duke Togo). This guy makes James Bond look like Maxwell Smart. 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
 (From Blogomatic3000. 8 January 2012, 3:20 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
STRaTeGiCaLLY iMPLeLLiNG & GLoSSY *8/10* 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)
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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:
The car Rita was driving was a Ford Thunderbird.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:
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!See more »
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Soundtrack:
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
STRaTeGiCaLLY iMPLeLLiNG & GLoSSY *8/10*, 25 January 2002
Author: framer94 from Rochester / NY

TAG-LINE (EUR): "Leonard Dawson is the richest man in the world...powerfull people makes enemies...if an enemy becomes a problem...then someone calls the proffesional, codenamed: GOLGO 13. The proffesional is about to be tested...to his ultimate level...how long can the Proffesional last? Hard hitting action as the Proffesional faces his ultimate challenge."

This film got too little publicity at the time, and deserved more recognition. I dont understand why the media failed to recognise this anime, before the Western release of AKIRA. And personally, I think it was unfair. Even today, the detail in the artwork, and the fluencey of animation is astounding. Never before have I seen a more detailed drawn anime. The animators sorted everything from the rendition on the gun lenses to the air-brushed shading to give the guns a more metalic look. Another notable thing about this film is the use of CGI graphics to add extra realism to the atmosphere, something which was unheard of, and thought impossible in 1983. Golgo 13 demonstrated this way before Akira came into the public domain. Many of the anime today are drawn sharp, and unimaginatively, e.g. Pokemon, but it's always the "old sckool" anime that retain high standards in the art-work. The plot is just something that noone would have expected from animated production: A man supposidly hunting down another man for the murder of his son, but in the end it is revealed to the viewer his actions were purely for the sake of passion. I especially liked the idea of a spoiled-pretty woman hiding behind the guise of a ruthless crime-mobster, too which noone expected to be "Doctor.Z" The film is a worthy adaption to Saito's comic series, and thankfully it didn't have a crummy television series, with drab animation. The story alone portrays the more explicit, cold violent world surrounding the guise of a lone-Japanese pre.James Bond 007 who is UNLIENCED to kill. Golgo 13 kills purely for a living, and the mystery behind his cold, seemingly-cyborg character, and the fact that his soul is void of human sentiments and ultimately, emotion adds further interest & suspision to his past and true motives behind the killing game. Definately worth a watch if your a fan of Japanese cinema or anime, but may seem a bit dull for those of you who are used to John Travolta/Nic.Cage shoot'em ups where the guy gets the girl and the bad guy dies, etc. A far from lame story. *8/10*



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This and the 1973 version alastairward
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