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The Five (1995)
"Gonin" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | Crime  -  16 January 1998 (USA)
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Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers.

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Credited cast:
Kôichi Satô ...
Mikihiko Bandai
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Junichi Mitsuya
Jinpachi Nezu ...
Kaname Hizu
Kippei Shîna ...
Jimmy
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Shohei Ogiwara
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Ichiro Kyoya (as Beat Takeshi)
Kazuya Kimura ...
Kazuma Shibata
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Ryô Iwamatsu ...
Man at the toilet
Maiko Kawakami ...
Hostess at Pinky
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Hideo Murota ...
Shikine
Eiko Nagashima ...
Saki
Toshiyuki Nagashima ...
Yasumasa Ogoshi
Kanji Tsuda
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Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers. Written by Hans Wadsten <dubl@swipnet.se>

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KIRE tara tomaranai! [Japan]

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good movie with great spots
21 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An extremely fast paced gangster film with a couple of great elements that rescue it from being ordinary. Takashi Ishii's wonderful neon/fluorescent aesthetic runs throughout the film. Everything is either some kind of oddly-colored light source, an actor, or pitch black. The music is moody and the violence is just erratic and savage enough to be fairly unpredictable. Of course, nobody conveys violence quite like Takeshi Kitano who shows up for the last half of the movie as a hitman creepy enough make Christopher Walken uneasy. The homoerotic tension between the heroes is surprisingly touching by the end and there is one psychotic salaryman that makes an awfully big impression, which I won't risk giving away.


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