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A Colt Is My Passport (1967) More at IMDbPro »Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (original title)

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Director:
Writers:
Hideichi Nagahara (screenplay)
Nobuo Yamada (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 February 1967 (Japan) See more »
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The melancholy, homely Kamimura is a hit man who takes a job to kill a mob boss who's gotten greedy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Gritty, well done gangster movie See more (2 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Takashi Nomura 
 
Writing credits
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Shinji Fujiwara  novel
Hideichi Nagahara  screenplay
Nobuo Yamada  screenplay

Produced by
Takeo Yanagawa .... planner
 
Original Music by
Harumi Ibe 
 
Cinematography by
Shigeyoshi Mine 
 
Film Editing by
Akira Suzuki 
 
Production Design by
Toshiyuki Matsui 
 
Production Management
Masao Ushiyama .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Asao Kuwayama .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Toshio Nakamura .... sound
 
Stunts
Masatoshi Takase .... fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shinnosuke Andô .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Koruto wa ore no pasupooto" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
84 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Gritty, well done gangster movie, 20 January 2010
Author: jcorelis from United States

A Colt Is My Passport, one of a series of popular crime films produced in the 1950s and 1960s by Japan's Nikkatsu studio, is a gripping, superior "tough" underworld film, which is particularly interesting for its blending of film genre influences, among them Japanese chanbara samurai film, French gangster movies, spaghetti westerns, and American film noir. Like some of the Clint Eastwood films, the movie gets you cheering for a cold-blooded killer because he's not quite as bad as the people trying to murder him. The killer in this case is Jo Shishido, a fine actor whose understated style effectively conveys the iciness of a professional assassin; as the gangster genre requires, unlike his enemies, he has his own strange sense of honor. I think this film would appeal to viewers who like the related genres mentioned.

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