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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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No. Please...No more....
26 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

Oh No... Why was this film made? I've seen some bad films in my time, but this is by far the worst!

The acting is terrible, and even though the film is only 1hr 15 mins long they keep reminding you with awful pieces of dialogue about what happened a few minutes ago. There certainly aren't any subliminal messages in this film!

The morality is fantastic - the cops just allow them to get away with murder and drug dealing because its "the Yakuza way"!!

Oh well, I suppose it gave some actors a little work for a while...

If you do watch it (and it's worth a laugh at least!) Check out the shoulder pads on the main character, and the shadow of the sound boom visible after the "yakuza" is given a necklace by his sister. Brilliant!! ....and I thought Robin Hood, Men in Tights was bad!


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