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Marusa no onna 2 (1988)

Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.

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Sadohara (as Tetsurô Tanba)
Yasuo Daichi ...
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Tôru Masuoka ...
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Kinzô Sakura ...
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Tetsuya Itô ...
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Yôjirô Mori ...
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Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher. Written by Reid Gagle

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27 June 1989 (USA)  »

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A Taxing Woman 2  »

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$333,584 (USA)
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A Good, Multi-Layered Film
15 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This sequel to the original is about the tax inspectors in Tokyo trying to find hidden money amongst a religious group, which at the time, in the age of Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggert, was a very topical subject. Nobuko Miyamoto is back as Ryoko, but she is more just one in an ensemble piece rather than a big star of the film. Still, she is a great character and great fun to watch. This film has more action than the first, but it is also a little confusing. You get a major peek inside what seems like a religious cult and you see the world of greed at your doorstep. If you saw the original, which was better since it had more Ryoko, you'll want to see this also. Its a worthy follow up and its a shame there weren't more films on the subject. I saw the two films within a few days of each other and I enjoyed them. I think you will too.


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