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

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

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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
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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>

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15 September 1990 (Japan)  »

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$1,471 (USA) (14 May 1999)
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It's about change.
8 February 2010 | by (California) – See all my reviews

A lot of the comments have been about the film's relationship to the nature of violence, and it's true that it is a violent film. However, that's not the point of the movie. The film starts showing a young man sitting in the dark. He comes out into the light and walks slowly to where the action is taking place. He is dull, uninvolved, uninterested in what's going on. In the beginning, events happen to him. It is only after he is attacked by a hoodlum that he begins to take action himself. He volunteers for the mission to buy a gun and while on that expedition he is exposed to a wide variety of experiences that force him to become a more active personality. After his return he shows himself to be a take charge guy. The symbolism of the butterfly eggs is one of metamorphosis. The title "Boiling Point" has a meaning of change, the point at which water turns to steam. Finally, the last scene is of him in the same darkness as he was at the beginning, but this time when he emerges his movements are quick and jaunty. He is a different man.


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