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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
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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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O nomos tis Yakuza  »

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Is it Saganaki???

Some of the most atrocious overracting I've seen in a while peppers this cheezy revenge flick. Entertaining in a bad kind of way but I kept picturing the "hero" with his perpetual sneer and finely tuned pompadour decked out in a studded jumpsuit surrounded by slot machines. Really ridiculous action sequences do feature bad guys that CAN hit the broad side of a barn, I'll give 'em that much. All in all if you like bad movies, or want a mindless action flick, this one's a lot better than many....


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