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10 October 1998 (Japan) See more »
A young man gets off the train in the morning and wanders the business districts aimlessly. He runs across some yakuza gangsters, whom he despises, and goes on a killing spree, but soon becomes involved with a subordinate gang. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Chihara Junia ... Arano (as Kôji Chihara)
Onimaru ... Kamijo
Akaji Maro ... Yakuza Boss
Rin Ozawa ... Alice
Tetta Sugimoto ... Matsunaga
Leona Hirota ... 5-Star Pussycat (as Reona Hirota)
Yasuhiro Suzu ... Tatsuo
Kiyohiko Shibukawa ... Ginji (as Kee)
Kenta ... Mamushi
Tomohiko Okuda ... Bondo
Kiyotaka Ueno ... Yusuke

Directed by
Toshiaki Toyoda 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Toshiaki Toyoda 

Produced by
Miyoshi Kikuchi .... producer
Masakazu Takei .... producer
Cinematography by
Norimichi Kasamatsu 
Film Editing by
Toshihide Hukano 
Production Design by
Shinichi Miura 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hideaki Satô .... assistant director
Sound Department
Hiroshi Yamagata .... sound engineer

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Also Known As:
"PornoStar" - International (English title) (literal English title)
"Tokyo Rampage" - USA (DVD title)
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USA:98 min
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A bit too impoverished but certainly an interesting film, 24 April 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

Those expecting a Takashi Miike-style extreme cinema take on the yakuza will probably be disappointed. The film does have violence (and would earn an R rating if released over here), but its really nothing worse than most American outputs. "Pornostar" (still have no idea why they chose that title) is an interesting psychological piece and youth commentary as opposed to an action film (the American title "Tokyo Rampage" is rather misleading also for these reasons). Its not in the league of Miike or Chan Wook-park, but those into the new wave of Asian cinema will enjoy it.

The film's main flaw is that, while I champion low-budget film-making, this seems a bit too impoverished at times. There are certain sequences that would've required a slightly bigger budget to work. In particular the gun shots are laughably fake. That doesn't detract however from this being an interesting and unique film. The plot itself is original, and while the main characters and themes aren't fully developed, all the minor flaws are forgivable because of how much talent Toshiaki Toyoda shows as a director. His sense of pacing is perfect (alternating between quick and slow when needed) and the cinematography has a few impressive shots. "Pornostar" is far from perfect and rather half-baked at times, but an interesting failure is always preferable to successful tripe. (7/10)

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