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Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha (2000)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2 December 2000 (Japan)
Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends.

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Credited cast:
Shô Aikawa ...
Mizuki Okamoto (as Show Aikawa)
Riki Takeuchi ...
Shûichi Sawada
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noriko Aota ...
Chieko
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Boo
Genta Dairaku ...
Chinese Gangster
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Kôhei
Hiroko Isayama ...
Woman in black hat
Masato ...
Hoo
Yûichi Minato ...
Head of orphanage
Manzô Shinra ...
Big bro.Toshi
Tomorô Taguchi ...
Man with telescope
Teah ...
Woo
Toru Tezuka ...
Teru, informant
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Magician Higashino
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi ...
Jirô, hung like a horse
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Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends. Together they take a break from killing and visit the small island they once called home. After reflecting on their past lives they decided to team up and use their talents in killing for good... much to the upset of the crime syndicates. Written by Danny Leary

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Dead or Alive 2: Birds  »

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Best of the trilogy
15 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two hit men (Riki Takeuchi and Sho Aikawa) cross paths while pulling off a job. They decide to run a playground and reminisce about their shared childhood. Quite a bit lighter in tone than the original "Dead or Alive" which the sequel has (apart from the same two lead actors) nothing in common with. When I say 'lighter in tone', I of course mean for a Takashi Miike film. This movie is more about the wonders and joys of children growing up, not yet jaded by how the world really is. Fans of Miike's bizarreness won't be disappointed with it either. I myself like this film more then the first one and is superbly acted.

My Grade: B+

DVD Extras: Theatrical Trailer; and Trailers for "Dead or Alive" "Dead or Alive Final", "Sharkskin and Peach Hip Girl" and "Junk Food"


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