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Shuichi Nagahara (screenplay)
Nobuo Yamada (screenplay)
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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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Jô Shishido ... Shuji Kamimura
Chitose Kobayashi ... Mina
Jerry Fujio ... Shun Shiozaki
Shôki Fukae ... Funaki
Zenji Yamada ... Barge captain
Eimei Esumi ... Senzaki
Jun Hongô ... Kaneko
Akio Miyabe ... Miyoshi
Toyoko Takechi ... Otatsu
Kôjirô Kusanagi ... Hit man
Ryôtarô Sugi ... Successor to Shimazu
Takamaru Sasaki ... Otawara
Asao Uchida ... Tsugawa
Zeko Nakamura ... Apartment receptionist
Kanjûrô Arashi ... Shimazu
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Directed by
Takashi Nomura 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shinji Fujiwara  novel
Shuichi Nagahara  screenplay
Nobuo Yamada  screenplay

Original Music by
Harumi Ibe 
 
Cinematography by
Shigeyoshi Mine 
 
Film Editing by
Akira Suzuki 
 
Production Design by
Toshiyuki Matsui 
 

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Also Known As:
"Koruto wa ore no pasupooto" - Japan (original title)
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84 min
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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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