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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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19 November 1999 (USA)  »

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$1,471 (USA) (14 May 1999)
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A great movie, but not for everyone!
3 August 2007 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

Well it's not a good film to watch on Sunday with your family. It's not a good movie if you're looking for some action. It's not a good movie if you're looking for philosophical dialogs.

But it's a great movie if' you're a Kitano fan. It's a great movie if you're interested in Japanese culture. It's a great movie if you like to sit back for a while and think deeper about what you're watching - it seems that throughout the film there's not much going on - the main character remains mute for most of the time, there is no music soundtrack in the background, the plot itself is not a straightforward one - you'll get the point right only after the last scene.

In some moments "Jugatsu" seems to be telling a simple and seemingly a little boring story - but a second after it blows in your face with aggression so intense that you start to think were it came from. It is not about blowing guts out or shooting people in the head. It's deeper.

What "Jugatsu" is about ? It's about revenge, loyalty, love and violence.


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