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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Spike Spiegel (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Jet Black (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
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)
Yûji Ueda ...
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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Storyline

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) (4 April 2003)

Gross:

$999,435 (USA) (11 July 2003)
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The film takes place in 2071. 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

Laughing Bull: Know this Swimming Bird: This blue eye percieves all things conjoined. The past, the future, and the present. Everything flows and all is connected. This eye is not merely seen reality. It is touching the truth. Open the eye of truth... There is nothing to fear.
Spike: Yea... I know what you mean.
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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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Spoofs Capricorn One (1977) See more »

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Butterfly
Words by Chris Mosdell
Vocals by M
Music Composed by Yôko Kanno
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If Tarantino did an animated feature, this would be it
10 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie combines style, gunplay, a compelling story, deep characters, detailed visuals, and a wonderful jazz score. A+

To be fair though, you must be at least a little familliar with the series to fully appreciate this movie. The series itself is a masterpiece; in my opinion one of the greatest television series of all time. The dub is a cut above most imported anime. Dialogue is often underapreciated in an animated series, so dubbing companies will be indiscreet with selecting voice actors. Bebop's dub, however, is very close to the original script and the voice acting is quite impressive. None of the jokes or subtleties were lost in the translation.


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