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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Rooker ... Bob Malone

Ryo Ishibashi ... Koji

Danielle Harris ... Chelsea

John Laughlin ... Dussecq
Kô Takasugi ... Hideo

Bobcat Goldthwait ... Psycho

Vincent Schiavelli ... Leonardo

Stephen Furst ... Jimmy

Tim Thomerson ... Thomas

Fred Willard ... Loan Officer
Frank D'Amico ... Delorenzo

Leland Orser ... Wheelchair Guy
Jake Johannsen ... Officer Jones
Yasushi Kojima ... Joe Snapper

Michael Ray Miller ... Deviant
John Hammil ... Maitred
Bob Delegall ... Sergeant Donahue

Scott Leva ... Officer Williams
Steve Akahoshi ... Officer Yamaoka
Jon Ross ... Officer Tucker

Michael Caradonna ... Chad
Ken Lesco ... Getaway Driver

Nick Dimitri ... Vince
Michael Wheels Parise ... Little Eddie

Geoff Bolt ... Limo Driver

Randall Huber ... Officer Bryant

Ron MacLachlan ... Officer Ross
Steve Peri ... Elvis
Robert Belenchia ... Goon
Tony Jonak ... Goon

John McGarr ... Goon

Justin Ferrari ... Goon (as Rob Mohoff)
Tim Shea ... Goon

Peter Mele ... Lafayette
Tom Linka ... Tape Operator Officer
Hi Border ... Waitress
Christy Harrell ... Joe Snappers Girl #1
Dawn Morgan ... Joe Snappers Girl #2
Peggy Vesperman ... Joe Snappers Girl #3
Eddie Frierson ... Memphis DeeJay
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Sarkisian ... Goon

Directed by
Roger Nygard 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Scott Nimerfro  (as Lloyd Keith)
Roger Nygard 

Produced by
W.K. Border .... producer
Thomas Calabrese .... line producer
Takashige Ichise .... executive producer (as Taka Ichise)
Aki Komine .... producer
Michael Leahy .... co-producer
Joel Soisson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Walter Werzowa 
Cinematography by
Mark W. Gray 
Film Editing by
Dawn Hoggatt (co-editor)
Roger Nygard 
Casting by
Mark Tillman 
Production Design by
Anthony Stabley 
Art Direction by
Bryan Felty 
Teresa Visinare 
Set Decoration by
Lisa K. Sessions 
Costume Design by
Wendy Benbrook 
Makeup Department
Kenneth Michael Beck .... hair stylist
Roberta Greenwood .... assistant hair stylist
Roberta Greenwood .... assistant makeup artist
Constance Hall .... hair stylist
Constance Hall .... key makeup artist
Pamela Roth .... assistant hair stylist
Pamela Roth .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Thomas Calabrese .... unit production manager
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Buhai .... assistant director: second unit (as Steve Buhai)
Thomas Burke .... first assistant director
Matthew Morris .... second unit director
Josh Oliver .... second assistant director
Robin Solo .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Joe Arnold .... on-set dresser
Chris Davis .... set dresser
Brendan C. Fenton .... set dresser
Cliff Lane .... property master
Fernando Lau .... construction coordinator
Trever Quade .... standby carpenter
Carlton Rude .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Charles Bono .... boom operator
Al Decker .... sound designer
Kurt Kassulke .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Linden .... sound designer
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor
Larry Scharf .... sound mixer
John Taylor .... boom operator
Knox White .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Erich Martin Hicks .... special effects
Don Power .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Phillip Giles .... digital effects supervisor
Jamison Scott Goei .... digital animator
Chino Binamo .... stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts
Ken Clark .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunts
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunts (as George B. Colucci)
Scott Alan Cook .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunts
Red Horton .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts
Tatsuro Koike .... stunts
Frank Laufi .... stunts
Leo Lee .... stunts
Will Leong .... stunts
Scott Leva .... stunts
Irving E. Lewis .... stunts
Dyanna Lynn .... stunts
Dennis Madalone .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunts
'Wild' Bill Mock .... stunts
Michael Papajohn .... stunts
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts
Rex Pierson .... stunts
Laurence Todd Rosenthal .... stunts
Rick Sawaya .... stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunts
Erik Stabenau .... stunts
Chuck Waters .... stunts
James Waters .... stunts
Danny Wong .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Antle .... electrician
Kelly Baldwin .... second assistant camera: second unit
Lisa Bonaccorso .... second assistant camera: second unit
Dan Burback .... key grip
Scott Connor .... second assistant camera: second unit
Patrick Conrad .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jon 'Scooter' Cousins .... best boy grip
Erik Done .... first assistant camera: second unit
Harris Done .... director of photography: second unit
Scott Edelstein .... gaffer: second unit
Anne Gentling .... second assistant camera
Martin Hall .... gaffer: second unit
Jerry Hill .... Steadicam operator
Joe Hill .... key grip: second unit
Brad Knopf .... best boy electric
Sheri Lane .... still photographer
Carlos Montaner .... gaffer: second unit
Ben Ormand .... camera loader
Anthony Q. Palmer .... grip
Eric 'Jetson' Pfoutz .... first assistant camera
Alan M. Rowe .... gaffer: second unit
Lou Rubsamen .... dolly grip
Anthony 'Spike' Simms .... gaffer
Eric Zudak .... electrician
Steve Zvorsky .... electrician
Casting Department
Janiene Kuri .... casting assistant
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina Mongini .... wardrobe supervisor
Damita J. Roldan .... wardrobe supervisor (as Damita Roldan)
Editorial Department
Carrie Ansell .... assistant editor
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer
Kirk M. Morri .... assistant editor
Music Department
Melanie Miller .... music clearance coordinator
Transportation Department
Dan O. Wiseman .... transportation captain
Other crew
Chad Ferrin .... production assistant
Howard Flaherty .... stand-in
Jennifer Getzinger .... script supervisor
Andrew Mark Leary .... set production assistant
Dennis Sager .... head engineer
Ron Schmidt .... production coordinator
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... assistant production coordinator
Matthew Woody .... location manager

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Rated R for strong violence
86 min | Argentina:97 min
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If you're angry about the state of justice system, watch this movie, 21 December 2005
Author: ebiros2 from United States

Back to Back is movie made in the same vein as the American Yakuza. Ryo Ishibashi plays role of Yakuza again. Bob Malone (Michael Rooker) is an ex-cop who has anger issues living with his daughter (Danielle Harris) in LA. There're three plots going on at the same time. One with Malone with his daughter Chelsea, and another with Yakuza Koji (Ryo Ishibashi), and Hideo (Koh Takasugi) where they are trying to make delivery of who knows what, and Leonardo (Vincent Scavelli) the gangster and police Sargent Dussecq (John Laughlin) who's actually working together.

The event that brings all of them together is the bank robbery by robber Psycho (Bob Goldswaith) that goes awry thanks to Malone bludgeoning the guy waiting in the getaway car to a pulp during the heist. Psycho gets away and ends up in a restaurant Koji and Hideo is having coffee. This restaurant is also the meeting place for Leonardo and his associates. The funny twist to the story is that no one at the restaurant knows that Koji is an Yakuza including Psycho, Leonardo's associate and the restaurant employee who all in their own way belittles Koji and Hideo and tests their patience. Psycho is the first to get the taste of Koji's violence Yakuza style when he gets his hand chopped off with a cooking knife. Police arrive at the scene and Psycho with his hand chopped off goes out firing his machine gun in a hail of fire. Flagship killing (in my opinion) of this movie happens shortly afterwards.

From there Koji, Chelsea, and Malone meet in the police station and the plot builds up to the final confrontation between Malone + Koji vs. Leonardo and Dussec. the story is well told from the view of people living in the back side of the society, with friendship, and loyalty which is an universal code between warriors of two countries. Ryo Ishibashi and Daniel Harris steals the show with their acting. A hidden gem of a movie I'm sure you'll agree if you've seen it.

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