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Big Shots Die at Dawn (1961)

Kaoyaku akatsukini shisu (original title)
After a long stint working in Alaska, Jiro returns to his hometown. He soon learns that his father, the town's mayor, was murdered and, in his absence, the yakuza gangs have seized control ... See full summary »

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Yûzô Kayama ...
Jiro
Jun Tazaki
Yukiko Shimazaki
Akihiko Hirata
Kumi Mizuno
Mickey Curtis
Tadao Nakamaru
Kunie Tanaka
Sachio Sakai
Ren Yamamoto
Fuyuki Murakami
Hideo Sunazuka
Kôji Iwamoto ...
(as Hironobu Wakamoto)
Senkichi Ômura
Hisashi Igawa
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After a long stint working in Alaska, Jiro returns to his hometown. He soon learns that his father, the town's mayor, was murdered and, in his absence, the yakuza gangs have seized control of the town. Jiro quickly becomes dangerously obsessed with finding his father's killer.

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10 April 1961 (Japan)  »

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Big Shots Die at Dawn  »

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