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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:
(7 articles)
In Memoriam: Ken Takakura (1931-2014)
 (From CinemaRetro. 18 January 2015, 1:35 PM, PST)

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)

User Reviews:
STRaTeGiCaLLY iMPLeLLiNG & GLoSSY *8/10* See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Tetsurô Sagawa ... Duke (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ... DJ / Duke / Snake (1992) (voice: English version) (as Greg Snegoff)
Gorô Naya ... Dawson (voice)

Michael McConnohie ... Dawson (1992) (voice: English version)
Kôsei Tomita ... Bob (voice)
Mike Reynolds ... Bob (1992) (voice: English version)
Reiko Mutô ... Laura (voice)
Edie Mirman ... Laura (1992) (voice: English version)
Toshiko Fujita ... Cindy (voice)
Joyce Kurtz ... Cindy (1992) (voice: English version)
Kumiko Takizawa ... Rita (voice)
Diane Michelle ... Rita (1992) (voice: English version)
Takeshi Aono ... Pablo (voice)
Kerrigan Mahan ... A / Bodyguard / Controller / Pablo / Silver / Walla (1992) (voice: English version)
Shingo Kanemoto ... Garvin (voice)

David Povall ... Garvin (1992) (voice: English version)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Jefferson (voice)
Edward Mannix ... Jefferson (1992) (voice: English version) (as Ed Mannix)
Ichirô Murakoshi ... Young (voice)

Michael Forest ... Young / Z (1992) (voice: English version)
Milton James ... Albert / Walla (1992) (voice: English version) (as Milt James)
Shunsuke Shima ... Paco (voice)
Steve Kramer ... B / Paco / Tech / Walla (1992) (voice: English version)
Rokurô Naya ... Bishop (voice)
John Dantona ... Bishop / Walla (1992) (voice: English version)
Kôichi Chiba ... Contact (voice)
Jeff Winkless ... Contact / Jean / Tech / Walla (1992) (voice: English version)
Kei Tomiyama ... Robert (voice)
Tony Oliver ... Agent / D / Robert / Walla (1992) (voice: English version)
Karlyn Michelson ... Emily / Walla (1992) (voice: English version)
Eddie Frierson ... Gold / Tech / Walla (1992) (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 / Walla (1992) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Svea Macek ... PA / Walla (1992) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Simon Prescott ... C / Restauranter / Tech / Walla (1992) (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)
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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:
According to Helen McCarthy, The Professional was based on various Western action films the writers had used for inspiration. Ironically, the film's own influence can be seen in later Western films.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:
Golgo 13:I'll take the job.See more »
Soundtrack:
Golgo 13 and ISee more »

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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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