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Christian Sinniger ...
Le Squale
Alexandre Brik ...
Irène
Jean-Marc Montalto ...
Olivier (as Jean Marc Montalto)
Véronique Balme ...
Betty
Fabio Zenoni ...
Josy
Haruhiko Hirata ...
Ishibashi
Michel Scourneau ...
Van Eyck (as Mikhel Scourneau)
Jacques Bondoux ...
Del Rio
Osamu Tsuruya ...
Douanier 1
Akihiro Nishida ...
Douanier 2
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Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his girlfriend who left him shortly after marriage without a trace. There he mets his former colleague Momo and his daughter Yumi who he did not know was ever born. Hubert eventually finds out why his girlfriend left him and the reason becomes his and his new daughters problem. Written by Schwarz

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Quite Possibly The Greatest French-Language, English-Subtitled, Japanese Action-Comedy Of All Time. See more »


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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31 October 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Klironomo tin... kori mou!  »

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Budget:

€15,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$148,954 (Belgium) (2 November 2001)

Gross:

$81,525 (USA) (20 October 2002)
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In the arcade, the game that all the young characters convince Hubert ('Jean Reno') to play is "Dance Dance Revolution". Before you see the DDR machine (it's a 5th Mix), many of the other music-related games that are shown are also part of the Bemani series, including Beatmania and many others. The song that the characters play is 'Dive' by BeForU, and Jean Reno's character does fail on the easiest difficulty level (Basic Mode, known in more recent generations of the game as Light Mode). See more »

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Hubert fires seven shots from his magnum in the arcade. When he first loaded the gun it only held six bullets. See more »

Quotes

Maurice 'Momo': We were here in the 80's to watch the Russians. I can't tell you the trouble we made.
Hubert Fiorentini: That's right you can't, now try to keep your mouth shut for 5 minutes.
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Referenced in Taxi 3 (2003) See more »

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Moon Reflexion
Written by Helen Bank
Kota Media
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Great and Very Funny Adventure
14 May 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In France, Hubert Fiorentini (Jean Reno) is a tough, violent, but very effective detective, who has been missing the great love of his life, a Japanese woman, for nineteen years. While capturing a criminal drag-queen, Hubert hurts the son of his chief and is "licenceed" for a couple of months. Meanwhile, he is called from Tokyo by the lawyer of his former girlfriend, who died and left of her possessions to him. When he arrives in Tokyo, he meets his former partner Momo (Michel Muller) and is informed by the lawyer about his inheritance: 200 millions of Euros and a teenager daughter, Yumi Yoshimido (Ryoko Hirosue). Sooner he realizes that the Yakuza is chasing him, looking for the huge amount of money. "Wasabi" is a great and very funny adventure, recalling the confusions of "Lethal Weapon". Jean Reno is excellent, as usual, in the role of a tough but very sentimental man. Ryoko Hirosue gives charm to the story, and Michel Muller is the clumsy and quite dumb partner of Hubert. This movie made my family and I laugh a lot, being an excellent entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Wasabi"


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