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Tampopo (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  September 1987 (USA)
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A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tsutomu Yamazaki ...
Goro
Nobuko Miyamoto ...
Tampopo
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Gun
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Man in White Suit
Rikiya Yasuoka ...
Pisuken
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mario Abe ...
Resutoran no shachô
Sen Hara ...
Old woman, pressing Camembert cheese
Isao Hashizume ...
Waiter
Hisashi Igawa ...
Running man
Toshimune Kato ...
Young Employee
Kensô Katô ...
Hira
Yoshi Katô ...
Noodle-making master
Yoshihiro Katô
Fukumi Kuroda ...
Man in White Suit's Mistress
Nobuo Nakamura ...
Old gentleman
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Storyline

In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro, who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect noodle soup restaurant. Woven into this main story are a number of smaller stories about the importance of food, ranging from a gangster who mixes hot sex with food, to an old woman who terrorizes a shopkeeper by compulsively squeezing his wares. Written by Reid Gagle

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The first Japanese noodle western!

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The exhausted woman who is married to the running man is suffering from "karoshi", which means, "worked to death". Many people suffer from overwork in Japan, and many more die from it. See more »

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Man in White Suit: I'll kill you if you make that noise once the movie starts! Understand? And... I also don't like watch alarms going off.
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Referenced in The God of Cookery (1996) See more »

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Indescribably GOOD !!!
30 June 1999 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a MUST SEE. It's probably the funniest film I've ever seen. It's so original and so funny and you feel good afterwards. I can't describe it; just go and see this movie. I promise you you won't regret it.


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