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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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great fun
17 March 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Adrenaline Drive is highly derivative of existing genres: the on-the-run-from-the-mob-with-a-sack-full-of-money heist movie combined with a teen romance, but throws in such great slapstick humor and endearing characters that make the film completely entertaining to watch. It's got a sense of humor reminiscent of Beat Takeshi's films, but more lighthearted and broad. Everyone on the cast shows great comedic skill. My personal favorites are the pack of ditzy nurses who spend all their time slacking on the job, and Suzuki's boss, who taunts him relentlessly. The actor who plays Suzuki is quite a hottie, by the way.

My main disappointment with the storyline was the transformation of the main female character from a mousy wallflower into the sassy chick after she gets a makeover and a new wardrobe. It was the loss of a great sight gag - the skinny, nerdy girl facing off against the mafia. Oh well. All in all this is a FUN movie. Even though you can probably predict the ending, every minute is worthwhile to watch.


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