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Release Date:
10 June 2000 (Japan) See more »
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A woman with the power to start fires with her mind searches for revenge for the murder of her friend by men above the law. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Akiko Yada ... Junko Aoki
Hideaki Itô ... Tada Kazuki
Ryûji Harada ... Yasuaki Makihara

Masami Nagasawa ... Kaori Kurata
Hisashi Yoshizawa ... Kouichi Kido (as Yû Yoshizawa)
Hidenori Tokuyama ... Masaki Kogure
Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Yoshihiro Hasegawa

Kaori Momoi ... Chikako Ishizu, the Detective

Ayako Fujitani ... Waitress
Renji Ishibashi ... Police Sergeant
Yukijirô Hotaru ... Hasaba
Kôichi Ueda ... Riot Policeman
Hirotarô Honda ... Mr. Kogure
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Norman England ... Surprised Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Shûsuke Kaneko 
 
Writing credits
Kota Yamada (screenplay) &
Masahiro Yokotani (screenplay) &
Shûsuke Kaneko (screenplay)

Miyuki Miyabe (based on novels "Hatobue-gusa" and "Cross Fire")

Produced by
Kazuya Hamana .... producer
Toshiaki Harada .... executive producer
Hideyuki Honma .... producer
Kazuhiko Seda .... producer
Toru Shibata .... executive producer
Setsuro Tagami .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kô Ohtani 
 
Cinematography by
Kenji Takama 
 
Film Editing by
Isao Tomita 
 
Production Design by
Toshio Miike 
 
Makeup Department
Kakusei Fujiwara .... special makeup effects artist
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... special makeup effects artist
 
Special Effects by
Toshihiro Ogawa .... special effects department
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shinichi Chiba .... steadicam
Miho Shinyako .... assistant camera
 

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Also Known As:
"Kurosufaia" - Japan (original title)
"Pyrokinesis" - International (English title) (DVD title)
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115 min
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Well worth your time, 10 June 2001
Author: uncleseven from Illinois, USA

Crossfire, or Pyrokinesis, is a movie made by the person who resurrected the Gamera movies. If you have seen any of those, you know what Shusuke Kaneko can do with old ideas.

This calls to question if Crossfire is a some sort of remake of Firestarter. The answer to this was best given by the director who stated that he was well aware of the movie Firestarter while making Crossfire, but didn't want to do a remake. Instead he was going for more of a mature story focusing on the character emotions to a greater extent, and leaving the pyrokinetics as a secondary aspect. The good news is that he succeeded. Crossfire provides characters that are very complex. Often in asian cinema the hero is not just your average "good person" as in many American movies of this type - instead you have someone walking in a sort of grey zone. This is the case with the lead character Junko. What she does to exemplify this is... well.. watch the movie.

Needless to say, I liked the film a lot (even with difficult to read subtitling - white on white sometimes.) There has been a lot of crap following in the footsteps of The Ring trying to be Japanese horror hits, but Crossfire stands out with its engaging storyline and amazing special effects.

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