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Adorenarin doraibu (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  12 June 1999 (Japan)
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This parody of popular Japanese teenage girls' romances includes slapstick in a comedy of robbers versus robbers. When a gas leak explodes at a yakuza's headquarters, a shy, timid nurse and... See full summary »

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Masanobu Andô ...
Satoru Suzuki
Hikari Ishida ...
Shizuko Sato
Kirina Mano
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Kuroiwa
Mikita Ogata
Tarô Suwa
Takuji Suzuki
Yôji Tanaka
Yu Tokui ...
Chinpira (Yakuza)
Kazue Tsunogae ...
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Kôichi Ueda
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This parody of popular Japanese teenage girls' romances includes slapstick in a comedy of robbers versus robbers. When a gas leak explodes at a yakuza's headquarters, a shy, timid nurse and a meek rental car clerk gain possession of a briefcase of blood-soaked money. The rest is chase and escape, as the nurse is transformed to glamorous heroine and outsmarts the gangsters eager to recover the loot. Written by NDNF

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12 June 1999 (Japan)  »

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Adrenaline Drive  »

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$32,163 (USA) (5 May 2000)

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$77,313 (USA) (19 May 2000)
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No adrenaline, good amount of charm
28 April 2000 | by (Beautiful Silver Spring, MD) – See all my reviews

Don't let the name fool you: this is a romantic comedy with some yakuza added for spice. Still, it's quite charming. Masanobu Ando is particularly engaging when he is trying to deal with his girlfriend's suddenly acquired sassiness. The mob subplot provides relief from the utterly formulaic but nonetheless endearing romantic crap. It's also extremely funny in spots. A good date movie for those of us who have semi-adventuresome dates to take to movies.


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