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Bounce Ko Gals (1997)
"Baunsu ko gaurusu" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  18 October 1997 (Japan)
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The film follows three modern Japanese schoolgirls in Tokyo as they flirt with lecherous old men and dodge the yakuza in the lucrative and sometimes dangerous practice of "enjo kosai" or "date clubs".

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Credited cast:
Hitomi Satô ...
Jonko
Yasue Satô ...
Raku
Yukiko Okamoto ...
Lisa
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Sap
Shin Yazawa ...
Maru
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Saki
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Oshima
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mickey Curtis ...
Bura-san
Shuzo Daemon
Jun Etô
Eugene
Kumiko Hara
Ken Hirose
Hiroshige Ikeda
Masao Imafuku
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Lisa is 16. She is leaving for New York tommorow at 11 a.m. She saved some money but she would like to get some more - just in case. As she tries to make money by shooting a video for girls-in-school-uniforms-demanding men she loses everything except her ticket. She meets two highschool girls, Raku and Jonko, professional call-girls, and spends the last night with them trying to make up the money that was stolen from her. Written by Prague Indies <pragueindies@hotmail.com>

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A Japanese "Midnight Cowboy"
25 June 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie was a lot of fun. It deals with a serious topic, high school girls working in the sex industry, but doesn't ever feel depressing. It sort of reminds me of "Midnight Cowboy" or "Kids" but never has a hopeless feel to it. I think it's because it always concentrates on the relationship between the three girls and they way they look out for each other. I enjoyed it immensely.


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