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Crying Freeman (1995)

A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. ... See full summary »

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Koh
Mikal Tang ...
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Detective Forge
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Chief Randall
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Shimazaki's Bodyguard
Kiyoto Matsumoto ...
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A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in love with him. An intense power struggle for the leadership of the Yakuza Clans ensues as they seek vengeance for the death of their leader. They soon realise the fatal mistake of underestimating the deadly skills of the Crying Freeman. Written by Masken

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Once in a lifetime comes the perfect killer.

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Julie Condra's voice-over has been dubbed by Deborah Kara Unger to giver her a deeper feminine voice with a more erotic dimension (said director Christophe Gans in his audio commentary). Tchéky Karyo's voice has been subbed by Ron Perlman, probably likely because he was not supposed to play a French detective so his accent would have been too heavy. See more »

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Main character - Yo walked closer to Emu on the bed naked but after they had sex, he got off from the bed he wore white briefs already without put it on. See more »

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Shido Shimazaki: [sits at a table with laughing police men. With a forceful loud bang onto the table he breaks their laughter and says:] 'The Sons of the Dragon' exist! And so does the Freeman!
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Courtesy of Fung Hang Record Ltd.
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Best thing next to the Manga version
6 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Marc Dacascos is well cast in this role. he has a Manga like face that seems very perfectly symmetrical and too innocent to be a killer. Which adds to the legend that the Freeman is simply a hermit artist, a potter who keeps to himself and, were it not for the Sons of the Dragons, would have stayed that way.

The movie is a close adaptation to the Manga without trying to do the inimitable. Marc Dacascos is an acknowledged martial artist and acrobat which adds only to the credentials he brings to the movie. Of course, as all avid manga watchers will know, there is always a perverted dimension to the Manga movies. This is not so apparent in this movie adaptation, but suffice it to say that the romantic interest in this movie, has a face which seems so beautiful and tender, it could have come right out of a Japanese novel.

Superb watching. I recommend it to anyone who liked the Manga.


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