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Like a Shooting Star (1967)
"Kurenai no nagareboshi" (original title)

 -  Action  -  7 October 1967 (Japan)
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A young yakuza hitman named Goro does a job and needs to hideout away from Tokyo for a while. He hangs out with loose women and hard men and always manages to stay one step ahead of the law... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsuya Watari ...
Goro
Ruriko Asaoka
Ryôtarô Sugi
Chiyo Okumura
Kayo Matsuo
Masahiko Tanimura
Shinji Yamada
Shôki Fukae
Misako Tominaga
Tomiko Ishii
Ken Sanders
Zenji Yamada
Kôtarô Sugie ...
(as Hiroshi Sugie)
Hyôe Enoki
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A young yakuza hitman named Goro does a job and needs to hideout away from Tokyo for a while. He hangs out with loose women and hard men and always manages to stay one step ahead of the law. In his exile, he comes under suspicion for a murder and meets the girlfriend of the murdered man. They develop a strange bond while unbeknown to Goro, another hitman is after him for the job he did in Tokyo. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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Killing is easy; love is murder.

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7 October 1967 (Japan)  »

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Crimson Comet  »

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Great style, so-so story
6 December 1999 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

A very cool 60's hipster style movie. It looks almost like a Seijin Suzuki film right down to having Jo Shishido playing a hitman. Unfortunately it doesn't pay-off quite as well as a Suzuki film. If your going to make a "youth crime" sort of film, you have to push that exploitation factor a bit more. The violence and action were just a bit too restrained.


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