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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Uehara (as 'Beat' Takeshi)
Yûrei Yanagi ...
Masaki (as Masahiko Ono)
Yuriko Ishida ...
Taka Guadalcanal ...
Takashi Iguchi (as Takahito Iguchi)
Dankan ...
Kazuo (as Minoru Iizuka)
Eri Fuse ...
Makoto Ashikawa ...
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 ...
Kengakusha Akiyama ...
Gas Pump Attendant
Naoko Shinohara ...
Etsushi Toyokawa ...
Okinawa-Rengou Kumichou


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 <>

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Release Date:

15 September 1990 (Japan)  »

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Boiling Point  »

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$1,471 (USA) (14 May 1999)

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Very hard to get, but wonderful
24 June 2001 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Simply an awesome movie. I have no idea whatsoever if I got the movie the way intended. But what I did get was a couple of things. It's one of the funniest and most bizarre films I have ever seen. No matter what happens, people crashing motorcycles, getting beaten etc, no one, ever, shows any emotion. Just the "classic" japanese stone-face. There is no soundtrack in this movie either, and tempo is kinda low, but explodes now and then with meaningless violence. This might sound like utter crap, but Kitano pulls it off, and does it very well. It works, it's fun and it's interesting.

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