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

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14 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While I was only about 12 when I first saw this movie, I think it is fair to say that I initially enjoyed the ending scenes (aboard the Ark)due to the labour action- and because of this, I wasn't quite as keen on the second one.

It's a film that hits on many levels- younger audiences will enjoy it for the robots, while more mature viewers will become wrapped up in the cunning, socio-political plot with more twists and turns then a labour wiring diagram.

Make of it what you will, everyone will see something differet but either way, its 100 minutes well spent.


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