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The Yakuza Way (1998)

R | | Action, Crime
After a three-year prison term in Japan, a yakuza heads for LA to buy two kilos of cocaine. He's going to smuggle it back to Japan, and it's to be his last score: he wants to marry Yoko, ... See full summary »

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Riki Takeuchi ...
Kanuma
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Eiji
Maya Hoshino ...
Rika
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Nicole
Gene Gilmore ...
Frank
Neil Delama ...
Carlos
Frederick Tucker ...
Virgil
Michael Lee Baron ...
Pete (as Michael Baron)
Tom Poster ...
Stan
Warren A. Stevens ...
Glen (as Warren Stevens)
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Yoko
Yasuke Todo ...
Okita
Melissa Doranne ...
Stacey
Thomas L. Stack Jr. ...
Terry
Preston M. Todd ...
Brian
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After a three-year prison term in Japan, a yakuza heads for LA to buy two kilos of cocaine. He's going to smuggle it back to Japan, and it's to be his last score: he wants to marry Yoko, his long-suffering girlfriend, and get out of the life. But somebody sets him up, Yoko is shot, and he loses the suitcase of dope. He determines to stay in LA, retrieve the coke, and exact revenge: although he's a drug dealer, he still follows the samurai code of the yakuza. Along the way, he learns that his long-lost younger sister is in Los Angeles, and he teams up with an unlikely partner in his quest for justice: a petty thief who's trying to help a young woman get back to Japan. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Action | Crime

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Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality and drug content
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1.85 : 1
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For Riki Takeuchi Enthusiasts.
21 November 2006 | by (Northampton, PA) – See all my reviews

Seriously . . . why would you really watch this movie? If you aren't a fan of Riki Takeuchi, this movie will make your head spin with it's apparent suckitude. However, as a Riki Takeuchi movie that features him speaking English and shooting up Los Angeles, it's a seriously awesome flick. Basically, it's a terrible 80s-style action movie. The production values, over-the-top action, and ridiculous plot would have been de rigeur in 1986. But being a late-90s movie, it's even sillier. The cheese is laid on thick, but not unintentionally. It's very tongue-in-cheek in a way. Takeuchi's performance is strong, as usual, even given the crappy trappings. He sneers, shows off his coiffed doo, and impales people on katanas - all bases covered. And there's a Chevy Nova SS for no reason! And it's pee-yellow - where else are you going to see that?


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