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19 October 1994 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Nobuko Miyamoto ... Mahiru Inoue
Yasuo Daichi ... Suzuki the accountant
Takehiro Murata ... Wakasugi (the bellboy)
Akira Takarada ... Kobayashi
Hôsei Komatsu ... Hanaoka
Noboru Mitani ... Gang boss
Hideji Ôtaki ... Hotel owner
Tetsu Watanabe ... Akechi
Akira Nakao ... Ibagi
Shirô Itô ... Iriuchijima
Mirei Asaoka ... Akemi
Kitarô ... Odokasareru otoko
Teruo Shimizu ... Big Boss's Henchman
Shô Ryûzanji ... Yakuza in lobby
Masahiko Urano ... Gard man
Ren Urano ... Gate Keeper
Kôichi Ueda
Toshizô Kudô
Atsuko Nakamura
Hiroshi Ohkôchi (as Hiroshi Ookôchi)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gregory Marshall Smith ... International delegate (uncredited)

Directed by
Jûzô Itami 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jûzô Itami 

Produced by
Seigo Hosogoe .... producer
Nigel Sinclair .... executive producer
Yasushi Tamaoki .... producer
Original Music by
Toshiyuki Honda 
Cinematography by
Yonezô Maeda 
Film Editing by
Akira Suzuki 
Production Design by
Shuji Nakamura 
Makeup Department
Etsuko Egawa .... special makeup effects artist
Kazuhiro Tsuji .... special makeup effects artist
Sound Department
Osamu Onodera .... sound
Masatoshi Saito .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Kazuo Yabe .... gaffer
Other crew
Michael Charles Hill .... distribution and marketing coordinator

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123 min
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In 1992, Itami was attacked, beaten, and slashed by five members of the Goto-gumi, a Tokyo yakuza gang, who were angry at his portrayal of yakuza as bullies and thugs in this film. This attack led to a government crackdown on the yakuza. His subsequent stay in a hospital inspired his next film Daibyonin.See more »


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Japanese Gangstering For Dummies, 6 January 1999
Author: David Austin from NYC

This is a hilarious movie. Highly recommended, very funny. Not as original and unconventional as Tampopo but very well done. Also informative. If you ever wondered how the Yakuza manage to accomplish anything despite looking like such cornballs, this movie will explain it. An A-Z of Yakuza tactics ranging from simple intimidation to their sub rosa collaboration with various shady Japanese right-wing groups. Don't miss this movie.

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