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Never Give Up (1978)
"Yasei no shômei" (original title)

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Stars: George Kennedy, Mariko Okada, Yûsaku Matsuda


Credited cast:
Takeshi Ajisawa
Ryôko Nakano ...
Tomoko Ochi / Misako
Hiroko Yakushimaru ...
Yoriko Nagai
Rentarô Mikuni ...
Kazunari Ohba
Detective Kitano
Urakawa, pressman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
US green beret officer
Shinsuke Ashida ...
Sakamoto, head of the Defense Agency
Kai Atô
Moeko Ezawa ...
Hiromi, Bar hostess
Hajime Hana ...
Lieutenant Muranaga
Tatsuo Ito
Nobuo Kaneko ...
Head of Mizoguchi City
Tanie Kitabayashi ...
Kiyo Matsushita
Toshizô Kudô


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7 October 1978 (Japan)  »

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Falsa Acusação  »

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Great Action Film with Emotion
3 May 2003 | by (Charlottesville, VA) – See all my reviews

A great action film with a human drama, featuring Ken Takakura of "Black Rain". A story about a soldier in a secret army division who escapes, and on the way, finds humanity. A sort of modern day samurai story. Stoicism and lyricism abound. I consider it as one of the best Japanese action films. In Japan, the movie was a big hit when it was released, but I have been unable to find a video in USA with English subtitle.

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