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Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (1992)
"Shiko funjatta" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Sport  |  6 November 1992 (USA)
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Yet another tradition in the tradition of "ragtag misfits" in Japanese comedy...Sumo Do, Sumo Don't tells the story of a university sumo club in Japan. In today's Japan, the younger ... See full summary »

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Shuhei Yamamoto
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Natsuko Kawashima
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Aoki Tomio
Akira Emoto ...
Professor Tokichi Anayama
Kaori Mizushima ...
Chie Asai
Hiromasa Taguchi ...
Hosaku Tanaka
Robert Hoffman ...
George Smiley
Kentarô Sakai
Masaaki Takarai ...
Haruo Yamamoto
Ritsuko Umemoto ...
Masako Mamiya
Masaru Matsuda ...
Tatsuo Horino
Hiroshi Miyasaka ...
Hokudo no Ken
Gorô Kataoka ...
Hayashi
Naomasa Musaka ...
Kumota-san (Sumo OB)
Fuyuki Murakami ...
Yasujiro Mine (OB-Kai Kaicho)
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Yet another tradition in the tradition of "ragtag misfits" in Japanese comedy...Sumo Do, Sumo Don't tells the story of a university sumo club in Japan. In today's Japan, the younger generation is more interested in "Western" sports like baseball and basketball. Professor Anayama, a former university sumo champion, blackmails graduating (and slim) student Shuhei into joining the decimated university team, or he doesn't graduate. Along with a pro wrestler, an unpopular, chubby guy, and a gaijin (white guy), the team begins training for competition, even though none of them cares about sumo at all. Gradually, they develop a love and respect for the traditional sport. Written by Anonymous

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More than just a feel good movie
1 July 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a university sumo club that struggles to stay afloat, until several students come along to change all that.

"Sumo Do, Sumo Don't" is a touching tale of how the most unlikely people become heroes. The production is down to earth, and is devoid of lavishness which would distract viewers from the plot. There is also humour in the right context, making this more than just a feel good movie. The movie maintains a positive attitude, showing that people can succeed through hard work and determination. These attributes are becoming forgotten in the modern world, so a refreshing reminder is very welcomed.


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