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Boiling Point (1990)

3-4 x jûgatsu (original title)
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
Taka Guadalcanal ...
Takashi Iguchi (as Takahito Iguchi)
Duncan ...
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 ...
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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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Watch out for Kitano!
3 December 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Boiling Point (1990) is about a goofy guy who works at a convince store and plays sandlot baseball in his spare time. His head is always in the clouds. One day he insults a high ranking Yakuza member while at work. Then that's when all of his troubles begin. An interesting film by Kitano. This is his second directorial project (after taking over the directorial reigns for an ailing director in Violent Cop). Even though he's prominently featured in the film's trailer, Kitano is only in the film for several scenes (but his part is very memorable). Don't be fooled by the trailer. This is not a hardcore Yakuza film. It's about a young guy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He should've "stayed in bed" that day. Poor kid. Recommended.

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