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The Most Terrible Time in My Life (1994)
"Waga jinsei saiaku no toki" (original title)

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Maiku Hama is a private detective working in Yokohama. Hama comes to the aid of a Taiwanese waiter named Yang and agrees to track down his missing brother. Through a series of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masatoshi Nagase ...
Maiku Hama
Shirô Sano ...
Masaru Kanno
Kiyotaka Nanbara ...
Hoshino
Yang Haitin ...
Yang Hai Tin
Te-chien Hou ...
De Jian (as Hou De Jian)
Akaji Maro ...
Lt. Nakayama
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Joe
Haruko Wanibuchi ...
Lily Hama
Kaho Minami ...
Byakuran
Mika Ohmine ...
Akane Hama
Housei Kondo ...
Kondo
Masako Miyaji ...
Masako
Kenji Anan ...
Kitamura
Zen Kajiwara ...
Iwasaki
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Maiku Hama is a private detective working in Yokohama. Hama comes to the aid of a Taiwanese waiter named Yang and agrees to track down his missing brother. Through a series of double-crosses Hama gets embroiled in a gang war and a revenge plot between the two brothers. Written by Todd K. Bowman <tkbowman@aol.com>

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5 March 1994 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Najstraszniejszy czas w moim zyciu  »

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"The Most Terrible Time in My Life" is, ironically, a great way to spend two hours
24 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to my public library to browse their pretty large DVD collection and stumbled upon "The Most Terrible Time in My Life" in the foreign section. I watched it that afternoon and was so impressed that i had to watch it again later that night. It's a perfect blend of what the average American moviegoer would notice as "Kill Bill" (or any Tarantino film) meets "Lethal Weapon" meets "Kung Fu Hustle" meets "Gross Pointe Blank." Really, even this description is selling the movie short. The acting is so effective that even Englsh speaking viewers who usually watch foreign films with the dubbing turned on would appreciate the option of original track w/subtitles. No voice actor could compare. The movie is a beautifully shot homage to classic French, Asian, and American Cinema, while remaining modern enough in story, dialog and situation to appeal to a broad scope of audience types. In short, this movie is definitely one for the collection.


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