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The Five (1995)

Gonin (original title)
Unrated | | Action, Drama, Crime | 16 January 1998 (USA)
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
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Kaname Hizu
Kippei Shîna ...
Jimmy
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Shohei Ogiwara
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Ichiro Kyoya (as Beat Takeshi)
Kazuya Kimura ...
Kazuma Shibata
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daisuke Iijima
Yôzaburô Itô ...
Yakuza
Ryô Iwamatsu ...
Man at the toilet
Maiko Kawakami ...
Hostess at Pinky
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Ogiwara's daughter
Hideo Murota ...
Shikine
Eiko Nagashima ...
Saki
Toshiyuki Nagashima ...
Yasumasa Ogoshi
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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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Action | Drama | Crime

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Followed by Gonin 2 (1996) See more »

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Akai hana
Written by Masafumi Matsubara and Masato Sugimoto
Performed by Naomi Chiaki
Courtesy by Teichiku Records
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One of the best action dramas ever!
27 October 1998 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is great. I've seen it many times and my enthusiam still increase at each time. The complex storytelling mix with extreme stylized direction by Takashi Ishii make this an unforgettable experience. The violence is intense and at some point graphic but never gratuitous. The director pushes the boundaries of "homoeroticism" action film and all the technical aspects of the film are inventive and flawless. A must-see and one of the best action films ever!


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