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Brother (2000)

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A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Aniki Yamamoto (as 'Beat' Takeshi)
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Claude Maki ...
Ken
Masaya Katô ...
Shirase
Susumu Terajima ...
Royale Watkins ...
Jay
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Mo
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Harada (as Ren Ôsugi)
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Ishihara
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Sugimoto
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Latifa (as Tatyana M. Ali)
Makoto Ôtake ...
Chief of Police
Kôen Okumura ...
Hanaoka
Naomasa Musaka ...
Hisamatsu
Rino Katase ...
Night Club Madame
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Storyline

A Japanese Yakuza gangster is exiled to the United States. Takeshi settles in Los Angeles where his younger, half brother lives and finds that although the turf is new, the rules are still the same as they try to take over the local drug trade. Written by Anonymous

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The one guy you trust to get your back when a whole city's trying to put a bullet in it. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 January 2001 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Adelfos ex aimatos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,029, 22 July 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$447,750, 30 September 2001
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Trivia

Impressed with Europeans' interest in the yakuza, Takeshi Kitano wrote what he described as an old-fashioned yakuza film. To greater contrast the character against more familiar elements, he set it in a foreign country, choosing Los Angeles as a place-holder. When producer Jeremy Thomas asked Kitano if he was interested in foreign productions, Kitano told him about the script. Thomas promised him complete creative control, which Kitano said he got. See more »

Goofs

The car that explodes is a Lexus. When the gang see the flaming wreck, it's a different car. See more »

Quotes

Ken: [to Denny] He says, if you kill him with one shot, he'll give you ten bucks.
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Connections

Referenced in Bad Girls: Episode #6.4 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Casta Diva che inargenti
from "Norma"
Music by Vincenzo Bellini
Words by Felice Romani
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Outstanding
19 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

to say that this was good is a complete understatement. I had heard about this movie before but never saw until one night it popped up on HBO Zone. I was like "what the hell" and figure it wouldn't hurt to watch, but when I did - I LOVED IT!! there isn't much English dialogue in this movie, but there's enough - it's understandable as it's about a Yakuza gangster(Kitano) who is Exiled from Japan only to form an American Yakuza overseas in the U.S. - He collaborates with his brother(Miko) and his crew to form the organization. Omar Epps is in this as Denny, he is pretty good in this but it was the Japanese in this movie that really made this worth the watch... VERY Good mafia flick

10/10


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