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Stray Cat Rock: Machine Animal (1970)

Nora-neko rokku: Mashin animaru (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 22 November 1970 (Japan)
Two Japanese men help a Vietnam war deserter escape from Japan for Sweden. They plan to fund the escape by selling LSD pills. After word of the drug deal gets spread around they find themselves fending off rival gangs.

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Ema
Eiji Gô ...
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Maya
Bunjaku Han ...
Yuri
Jirô Okazaki ...
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Toshiya Yamano ...
Charlie
Yasuhiro Kameyama ...
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Hajime Sugiyama ...
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Hiroshi Ichimura ...
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Yuka Ôhashi ...
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Sari Takano ...
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Mako Ichikawa ...
Sarii
Masami Maki ...
Yuka
Takashi Seyama
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Two Japanese men help a Vietnam war deserter escape from Japan for Sweden. They plan to fund the escape by selling LSD pills. After word of the drug deal gets spread around they find themselves fending off rival gangs.

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Follows Stray Cat Rock: Wild Jumbo (1970) See more »

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Asu wo kakeyou (Bet my Future)
Performed by Meiko Kaji
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Not the best Stray Cat Rock, but solid
4 September 2015 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

The fourth Stray Cat Rock film is a big step down from Sex Hunter, but it's still solid. Meiko Kaji again leads a girl gang. They meet up with a couple of "rednecks" (as the subtitles translate it), Tatsuya Fuji and Jiro Okazaki, who are harboring an American Army deserter (Toshiya Yamano, who is clearly at least half Japanese but who is referred to as a white man). They also have a huge stash of LSD, which they are planning to sell so they can all sail to freedom in Sweden. At first Kaji and her gang try to steal the acid, but they become sympathetic to the men's cause. Unfortunately, another gang, the Dragons, led by pimp-cane wielding, motorcycle sidecar-riding Eiji Go and his girlfriend, Bunjaku Han, who is a paraplegic in a wheelchair covered in mink fur, catches wind and tries to steal the drugs for themselves. While there's plenty of cool stuff to see in this one, it isn't quite as well paced as the two previous films (I prefer it slightly to the first film, though).


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