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Kids Return (1996)
"Kizzu ritân" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  27 July 1996 (Japan)
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Dropping out of high school, two friends at first find success, one as a up-and-coming boxer and one as a low level gangster. Yet, their life decisions still find a way of catching up on them.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Kaneko ...
Masaru
Masanobu Andô ...
Shinji
Leo Morimoto ...
Teacher
Hatsuo Yamaya ...
Boxing Club Manager
Michisuke Kashiwaya ...
Hiroshi
Mitsuko Oka ...
Coffee-shop Owner, Sachiko's Mother
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Sachiko
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Local Yakuza Chief
Susumu Terajima ...
No 2 In Local Gang
Moro Morooka ...
Hayashi
Peking Genji
Atsuki Ueda ...
Reiko
Kôtarô Yoshida
Takekazu Shigehisa ...
Trainer (as Koichi Shigehisa)
Kyôsuke Yabe
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Two buddies visit the schoolyard of the high school they used to attend, and remember their young and dumb days. They used to be the bullies in the school, until they find their own ways of life; one as a boxer, and the other as a member of the yakuza. Written by <H@jime>

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Takeshi Kitano's first film following his near-fatal scooter accident. See more »

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Shinji: Masaru, do you think we're already finished?
Masaru: Hell no. We haven't even started.
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Another Great Takeshi Kitano movie!
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Along with Fireworks, This is one of Takeshi Kitano's finest movies. The movie covers the story of 2 "juvenile delinquents" who go thru life trying to find some kind of purpose. One becomes a boxer while the other becomes a yakuza. The film seems to be saying that not enough Japanese people are not taking time to enjoy their life; that people should not be so dead serious all the time.The film also features a very good supporting performance from Susumu Terajima as a "#2 gangster". It's always good to see him in Kitano's films. For the two protagonists, it shows that it doesn't matter what they with their life as long as they enjoy it.


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