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Riding Bean (1989)

Video  -  Action | Animation  -  1991 (USA)
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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Rally Vincent: [Twenty armed guards surround the car] My, my. All those nice men gathering around us. I wonder what they're doing when they're not so busy.
Bean Bandit: Drink, smoke, watch TV, and gamble. It's a tradition.
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References THX 1138 (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Rally Vincent's Theme: "Bad Girl"
Music and Lyrics by Larry Klimas & David Garfield
Vocal: Andrea Robinson Drums: Carlos Vega
Bass: Jimmy Johnson
Keyboards: David Garfield
Guitar: Mike Landau
Background Vocals: Phil Perry (section leader), Paulette Brown, Leslie Smith & Kate Markowitz
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great fun
17 December 2001 | by (Cornwall,Ontario) – See all my reviews

Your typical Anime with cars, action, women, crazy policemen, and invulnerable hero. The main hero, Bean Bandit, is a bit too powerful ( is he supposed to be a robot ?) His car is crazy in a good way and basically this film exists on its car chase scenes.


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