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Patlabor: The Movie (1989)
"Kidô keisatsu patorebâ: Gekijô-ban" (original title)

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A mysterious suicide and strange robot malfunctions are clues to a devastating sabotage plot that Special Vehicle Unit 2 must stop.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toshio Furukawa ...
Asuma (voice)
David Jarvis ...
Asuma (1995) (voice)
Doug Erholtz ...
Asuma (2006) (voice)
Mîna Tominaga ...
Noa (voice)
...
Noa (1995) (voice)
Julie Ann Taylor ...
Noa (2006) (voice)
Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi ...
Gotoh (voice)
Peter Marinker ...
Gotoh (1995) (voice)
...
Gotoh (2006) (voice) (as Roger C. Smith)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
Nagumo (voice)
Sharon Holm ...
Nagumo (1995) (voice)
...
Nagumo (2006) (voice) (as Karen Thompson)
Yô Inoue ...
Clancy (voice)
Tamsin Hollo ...
Clancy (1995) (voice)
...
Clancy (2006) (voice)
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A mysterious suicide and a series of unmanned robot run-aways sparks off a Police investigation into the suspicious software on-board thousands of industrial robots around Tokyo. Step by step, the police find themselves tangled up by the web of a perfect crime which awaits the approaching Typhoon to activate thousands of virus affected robots. As time runs out, Asuma and his team must complete a task that is doomed to be a failure before the Typhoon lands Tokyo. Written by Tzung-I Lin <tzung@hugo.att.com>

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15 July 1989 (Japan)  »

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Patlabor 1  »

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(at around 1h 25 mins) Behind Shinohara in the background, under his hand, the screen says "OMG". See more »

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Followed by WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 (2002) See more »

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This movie is terrific but not for everyone.
11 April 2000 | by (St. John's, Newfoundland) – See all my reviews

Patlabor 1: Mobile Police is my favorite anime film. This movie is however not for everyone. This film is for those of us who can take the time to step back from the break-neck pace of today's world and think about just where the heck we are headed. Despite being a giant robot film-this film is not action-packed. It focuses more on the political and social issues facing our world. There are stunning visuals throughout the film and religious references. These references include BABEL and BABYLON. Those of us who studied religion may know the significance of those two words. Just think about that and you begin to comprehend this film's depth. I want to end this by quoting a song by Pop Will Eat Itself that always reminds of this movie-"Burn Babylon Burn"


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