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Riding Bean (1989)

Not Rated | | Action, Animation | Video 1991
A superhuman outlaw courier and his female partner/manager are framed for the kidnapping of a millionaire's daughter.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hideyuki Tanaka ...
Bean Bandit (voice)
Naoko Matsui ...
Rally Vincent (voice)
Mami Koyama ...
Semmerling (voice)
Kei Tomiyama ...
Percy (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Carrie (voice)
Chieko Honda ...
Jun Hasumi ...
George Grimwood (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ...
The Chief (voice)
Nobuo Tobita ...
Dick (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi ...
Morris / Robber (voice)
Kôzô Shioya ...
Guard (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka ...
Guard (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi ...
Guard (voice)
Tomoko Maruo ...
Waitress (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Arnold ...
George Grimwood (voice)
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Storyline

Based on the manga (Japanese graphic novels) of the same name, this OAV is set in Chicago and (Original Animation Video) follows the adventures of expert "wheel man" Bean Bandit and his girlfriend Rally as they become mixed up in an intricate kidnapping plot involving a millionaire and his daughter. Riding Bean's creator, Kenichi Sonada, was heavily influenced by the movie The Blues Brothers. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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He doesn't just break the traffic laws, He mangles them!

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License plate on a police car is "THX-114B", a reference to _THX 1138 (1970)_. See more »

Quotes

Bean Bandit: [Rally has just awakened Bean with a hot frying pan] Rally, your wake-up technique leaves a lot to be desired. Were you gonna fry my eyeball for breakfast?
Rally Vincent: Well, you wouldn't wake up when I used the stun gun!
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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Road Buster
Music and Lyrics by Phil Perry & David Garfield
Vocals by Phil Perry
Drums by Carlos Vega
Bass by Jimmy Johnson
Keyboards by David Garfield
Guitar by Mike Landau
Background Vocals: Phil Perry (section leader), Paulette Brown, Leslie Smith & Kate Markowitz
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"Eat, drink, smoke, watch TV and gamble. It's a tradition."
27 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on the manga created by Kenichi Sonoda (who did the mechanical designs for the original Bubblegum Crisis and later created Gunsmith Cats in response to Riding Bean being canceled), this one shot OAV chronicles the antics, shenanigans and misadventures of the title character, [Riding] Bean Bandit.

Bean Bandit, AKA: the Road Buster, is a superhuman outlaw courier who transports pretty much anyone/everyone and anything/everything for the right price (except drugs). His partner in crime is Rally Vincent, a woman with a big gun and a sharp eye on their bank account. Naturally, they're not really villains, they're just good hearted people on the wrong side of the law. When Bean is asked to transport the daughter of a millionaire, he and Rally get framed for kidnapping by a child molester named Semmerling and her little girl slave Carrie. This begins a high speed conspiracy chase with Bean determined to settle the score and reunite the girl with her father. Relentlessly pursuing Bean is Percy, a deranged police officer who's obsessed with either capturing Bean any which way he can or killing him.

Good mindless testosterone fun. Bean's such a lovable goof-ball that it really breaks your heart that his antics were discontinued. A redesigned Rally later became the heroine of "Gunsmith Cats" and a slightly different looking Bean made a few appearances in her alternate universe books.

"My my my, all those nice men pointing guns at us. I wonder what they all do when they're not so busy." - Rally Vincent

"Eat, drink, smoke, watch TV and gamble. It's a tradition." - Bean Bandit


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