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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no tobira (original title)
A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

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Jet Black (voice)
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Faye Valentine (voice)
Aoi Tada ...
Edward Wong (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ...
Hoffman (voice)
Kazuhiko Inoue ...
Shadkins (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi ...
Harris (voice)
Kinryû Arimoto ...
Captain (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata ...
Colonel (voice)
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Lee (voice)
Nobuo Tobita ...
Murata (voice)
Rikiya Koyama ...
Steve (voice)
Ai Kobayashi ...
Elektra Ovirowa (voice)
Jin Hirao ...
Antonio (voice)
Toshihiko Nakajima ...
Carlos (voice)
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The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

Cowboy Bebop the Movie: Knockin' on Heaven's Door  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$234,429 (USA) (6 April 2003)

Gross:

$1,000,045 (USA) (17 July 2003)
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The full English title of the film is "Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door". However, supposedly due to copyright disputes over the subtitle "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (after a Bob Dylan song of the same name), Columbia Tristar, who is releasing the film in the United States, shortened the name to just "Cowboy Bebop: The Movie". See more »

Goofs

In the prison scene, when Spike recalls the deal he made to Electra, his dubbed voice doesn't match the amount of his "mouth flaps". In between his voice can be heard, and then nothing when his mouth is still moving. See more »

Quotes

Spike: [English version] Excuse me Jett, you said three, not four.
Jett: Disinformation is sometimes required for enemies as well as allies.
Spike: Don't give me that art of war crap,
[pointing to the thief]
Spike: and you, you take too long to take a shit.
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As the credits roll we see Aruba City during the rain and several of the characters from the film. See more »

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References Ghost in the Shell (1995) See more »

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Cosmic Dare (Pretty with a Pistol)
Words by Raj Ramayya
Vocals by Reynada Hill
Music Composed by Yôko Kanno
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22 October 2009 | by (US) – See all my reviews

There's a horde of 10's here and not quite sure if I watched the same movie. There's definitely things to rejoice about here with familiar characters and awesome fighting sequences but this movie was too slow and never fully engaged me. Vincent and Eleka were cool characters but I've never felt like they were worth the emotional investment to really care. OK, so he thought his whole life was like a dream because they erased his memory. You poor baby, and now he's going to try to annihilate everyone. Couldn't really relate there because I was thinking, just move on then! Beside this, the TV series set such high standards and although it is unfair to compare the two, it really can't be helped. This movie is a 5 but if you want to watch a 10, watch the last two episodes of the TV series, "Real Folk Blues".


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