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Countdown (1996)

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When Chris Murdoch falls obsessively in love with a Japanese girl attending University in Seattle (Kaori Ozaki) he murders Japanese men who have shown her kindness under the pretext of ... See full summary »

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Yûki Amami ...
Yoko Sugimura
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Sara Daniels
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Chris Murdoch
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Lt. Michael Killip (as James LeGros)
Miwa Kawagoe ...
Kaori Ozaki
Michael Patten ...
Kurt Little
Dan Bell ...
Agent Friendly
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Tia Daniels
George Catalano ...
Bomb Squad Guy
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When Chris Murdoch falls obsessively in love with a Japanese girl attending University in Seattle (Kaori Ozaki) he murders Japanese men who have shown her kindness under the pretext of revenge for the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII. However the ruse involves the FBI in the case, and Agent Sara Daniels. However, the investigation is hampered when Yoko Sugimura of the Tokyo Police arrives to take Kaori back to her influential father. Despite their initial dislike, Sara and Yoko are forced to work together to stop Chris when his obsession is manifest with high explosives. Written by Sean Markland <seanm@eor.com>

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23 November 1996 (Japan)  »

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Serial Bomber  »

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Toward the end of the film, the bomb's timer shows 15 seconds until detonation. Yoko and Chris exchange several lines of dialogue and when the timer is shown again, there is suddenly 20 seconds left until detonation. See more »

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30 November 2008 | by (Philly, US) – See all my reviews

I am still trying to figure out what the target of this movie was: 1) Whether to show how stupid, disorganized, unprofessional and arrogant the police is (I surely could add various adjectives here, but I think my point on this is clear). 2) Whether to show how a twisted-minded crook that does not know what he wants from himself can create chaos. 3) Whether to show if a persistent detective will solve a case just by asking the criminal the same stupid question over and over again till the criminal answers? 4) Or was it just to show that any 90 minutes of filmed material can still be called a MOVIE…

This was one of those movies, that in a way - did not disappoint me. From the first 10 minutes I kind of figured out that this movie will not be nominated for the best movie award, and surprisingly enough – this was consistent throughout the whole time. It was stupid enough to be worth the wait to see how stupidly it will continue and end – and I was not disappointed there either.

Was it a complete waist of time? YES. Which raises your question – WHY DID I WATCH IT THROUGHOUT? Well, I was trying to fall asleep, and I thought this was a great candidate for that, but unfortunately I had too much coffee before that…


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