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Back to Back (1996)

An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.

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An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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yakuza | hitman | escape | mafia | revolver | See All (49) »

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It's time to clean house

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Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

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Was released as "American Yakuza 2" in the UK. See more »

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Follows American Yakuza (1993) See more »

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He Made A Woman Out Of Me
Performed by Betty Lafayette
Written by Fred Burch & Don Hill
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Perfect late-night action escape
11 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

I would've never seen this movie if Cinemax didn't show it every 5 days. It's a perfect guy's flick, with a classic mismatched buddy formula, slick gun and martial arts action, and some decently amusing one-liners and situations. The Japanese and American mobs are at war, and in the process a down-and-out American cop gets caught in the middle. The real star is the Japanese hitman played by Ryo Ishibashi, who reminds me of Chow Yun-Fat at his stoic, tough guy best. Michael Rooker is typecast but does a decent job playing the straight man, and between the two there's a lot of shooting and ass


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