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Countdown (1996)

R  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  23 November 1996 (Japan)
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Credited cast:
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Armani ...
Cop
Michael R Bowman ...
FBI Agent
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Sniper
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FBI Agent
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FBI Agent
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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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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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Not great...not bad!
24 February 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Following in the footsteps of Speed and Blown Away, Countdown is a fairly low-rent example of the 'Mad Bomber' sub-genre, but the movie is not without merit...

Though the film provides few surprises, it remains a delight to see Lori Petty in a starring role for a change, and she is as watchable as ever in this movie. Her quirky presence is the film's great strength.

Add one or two tense scene's and we have a decent thriller, albeit not an overly memorable one.

Worth a rent.


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