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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 ...
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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Great piece of modern noir
23 May 2006 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

This and the subsequent films that followed The Most Terrible Time in My Life will most likely get lost in the deep annals of film history. But for those that got the chance to watch these films, these movies take you back to an old-school genre that seems so familiar and accessible, even if it is in Japanese.

Maiku Hama is such a silly and over the top character that you have to think this was a comedy in the making, but Hama displays rather quickly that he is a competent private eye who takes his work seriously, albeit he drives around in a rather ludicrous car. The interesting thing about this movie is that it didn't feel like the beginning to a trilogy. Instead, this is the one movie in the series that can stand alone.


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