MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 15,189 this week

Boiling Point (1990)
"3-4 x jûgatsu" (original title)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 3,863 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 34 critic

Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 29 Aug 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 20 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1106 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Boiling Point" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Boiling Point (1990)

Boiling Point (1990) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Boiling Point.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Boiling Point I (1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A pair of sociopath killers take on the police and the mob in order to make one last big score.

Director: James B. Harris
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich
Violent Cop (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A violence prone police officer discovers that his colleague is trafficking drugs.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Maiko Kawakami, Makoto Ashikawa
Sonatine (1993)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Aya Kokumai, Tetsu Watanabe
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However his fear of nothing soon causes problems.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Narimi Arimori, Yoshiyuki Daichi, Hirotarô Honda
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The lives of a young, hearing-impaired and gloomy couple are fulfilled after the boy holds interest in surfboarding.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Claude Maki, Hiroko Ôshima, Sabu Kawahara
Gohatto (1999)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the ... See full summary »

Director: Nagisa Ôshima
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Ryûhei Matsuda, Shinji Takeda
Getting Any? (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Obsessed with the idea of owning his first car so he can have sex in it, a young man takes any job he can find and ends up in an escalating series of crazy situations.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Dankan, Moeko Ezawa, Hakuryû
Fireworks (1997)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression he makes questionable decisions.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Ohsugi
Kyôso tanjô (1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young man, Kazuo, joins a new cult religion even though he sees through the initial recruitment pretense, and participating in the activities of a new social phenomenon, some of whose ... See full summary »

Director: Toshihiro Tenma
Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Tamaki, Ittoku Kishibe
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Kazuo 'Gaira' Komizu
Stars: Kunie Tanaka, Kenji Adachi, Maiko Wakita
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1923, the Korean teenager Kim Shun-Pei moves from Cheju Island, in South Korea, to Osaka, in Japan. Along the years, he becomes a cruel, greedy and violent man and builds a factory of ... See full summary »

Director: Yôichi Sai
Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Hirofumi Arai, Tomoko Tabata
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Ryûdô Uzaki, Joe Yamanaka, Kei Satô
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Uehara (as 'Beat' Takeshi)
Yûrei Yanagi ...
Masaki (as Masahiko Ono)
Yuriko Ishida ...
Sayaka
Gadarukanaru Taka ...
Takashi Iguchi (as Takahito Iguchi)
Dankan ...
Kazuo (as Minoru Iizuka)
Eri Fuse ...
Fumiyo
Makoto Ashikawa ...
Akira
Rasshâ Itamae ...
Takuya (as Hiroshi Suzuki)
Tsumami Edamame ...
Saburou (as Takahiko Aoki)
Bannai Matsuo ...
Naoya (as Kenzo Matsuo)
Rakkyo Ide ...
Hajime (as Hiroshi Ide)
Meijin Serizawa ...
Makoto
Kengakusha Akiyama ...
Gas Pump Attendant
Naoko Shinohara ...
Sumiyo
Etsushi Toyokawa ...
Okinawa-Rengou Kumichou
Edit

Storyline

Two members of a Japanese junior baseball team get mixed up with the local yakuza. After their coach is severely injured by the gangsters, the two boys set off to Okinawa to purchase a gun in order to get revenge. While in Okinawa they get befriended by a psychotic yakuza outcast who is planning a revenge of his own. Written by Todd K. Bowman <tkbowman@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

revenge | yakuza | baseball | gun | gangster | See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 September 1990 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Boiling Point  »

Box Office

Gross:

$1,471 (USA) (14 May 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Pierrot le Fou (1965) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not the best Kitano.

"Boiling point" is not a movie that you'll easily assimilate. Too much silence, a plot that looks a little bit confusing and that's quite simple at the same time. What's most remarkable about it is the way Takeshi Kitano shoots, his camera is always static, and hi has a very personal view of violence and humor.

Not everyone will understand this story that deals with amateur baseball players and yakuzas, but I guess i's quite advisable for those who love the films of this Japanese director.

*My rate: 6/10

---------------- ---------------- ------------------ ------------------- -------------------


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This movie is brilliant 10/10 jonasjobbar
Extremely funny! rufio_casanova
M16 in bunch of flowers the_tomminator
Homosexual references mediahegemony
butterfly eggs? gpdullius
help with music in trailer mrdandylionface
Discuss Boiling Point (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?