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The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)

Taiyô wo nusunda otoko (original title)
A high school science teacher builds an atomic bomb and uses it to extort the nation, but cannot decide what he wants. Meanwhile, a determined cop is catching up to him, as is radiation poisoning.

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Credited cast:
Bunta Sugawara ...
Inspector Yamashita
Kenji Sawada ...
Makoto Kido
Kimiko Ikegami ...
Zero Sawai
Kazuo Kitamura ...
Tanaka, the director of the National Police Agency
Shigeru Kôyama ...
Nakayama
Kei Satô ...
Dr. Ichikawa
Yûnosuke Itô ...
Bus Hijacker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eimei Esumi ...
Egawa
Hiroshi Gojô ...
Identikit Officer
Tatsuya Hamaguchi
Hajime Hoshi
Junichi Hosokawa
Akinobu Imamura
Yukiko Inoue
Yûdai Ishiyama ...
Detective Ishikawa
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A misfit high-school science teacher decides to build his own atomic bomb. He steals isotopes from a nuclear reactor and manages to create two warheads, but at the same time is present at a botched school-bus hijacking and is publicly coronated as a hero. Nevertheless, he uses the bombs to extort the police, first by demanding that baseball games be shown without commercial interruptions and then by having the Rolling Stones play in Japan despite their drug bust. Soon it's a race to see what wins first: the determined cop who's after him, the bomb he's carrying, or a burgeoning case of radiation poisoning... Written by Serdar Yegulalp

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9 October 1980 (USA)  »

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The Man Who Stole the Sun  »

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The song Makoto is humming while preparing to open up the plutonium capsule is the theme song for 'Tetsuwan Atom: Uchû no yûsha (1964)'. See more »

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Makoto Kido: When you have an atomic bomb, you can do anything you want. The funny part is ... I have no idea what I want. If you were me -- what would you want?
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Referenced in Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009) See more »

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This is a good thriller!!
22 April 2000 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

Very well make... there are car chasing, gun shooting and even more... after watching this movie you may know how to make an atomic bomb!! Try to pick up this film in Video or Vcd.


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