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28 June 1997 (Japan) See more »
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A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Shô Aikawa ... Yuuji
Li Wei Chang
Shih Chang
Xianmei Chen ... Lili
Billy Ching Sau Yat
Jianqin He ... Chen
Ming-chun Kao ... Lichun Lee
Blackie Shou Liang Ko ... Whorehouse Proprietor
Li-Chun Lee (as Lichun Lee)

Doze Niu
Tomorowo Taguchi ... Yuuji's crazed nemesis
Vicky Wei

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
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Seigo Inoue 

Produced by
Tetsuya Ikeda .... producer
Tsutomu Tsuchikawa .... producer: Daiei
 
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
 
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Masashi Minami .... assistant director
 

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Also Known As:
"Gokudô kuroshakai" - Japan (original title)
"Criminal Underworld: Rainy Dog" - International (English title) (literal title)
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95 min
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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
never gets soggy, 23 May 2005
Author: movieman_kev from United States

Yuji lives as a hit-man. One rainy night a girl he screwed awhile back bursts into his apartment tells him the kid she brought with her is his then leaves as quickly as she came. the second film in the loosely grouped together "Black Society Trilogy". "Rainy Dog" is a notable improvement on the first film "Shijuku Triad Society". While it was much slower and more introspective, it had a certain poetry to it that made it highly watchable. More akin to Miike's "Blues Harp" or "Graveyard of Honor" than his manic DOA films. And this one is better played straight.

My Grade: B+

DVD Extras: An EXTREMELY informative Commentary by Tom Mes (the guy really knows his stuff); 2 interviews with Takashi Miike; Yasushi Shimamura interview; Artwork; Bio/Filmograhies; and 2 theatrical Trailers

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