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Muscle Heat (2002)

Masuuruhiito (original title)
In the year 2009, a young policeman must collapse a Yakuza family whose members make a large profit with a new drug.

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Joe Jinno
Shô Aikawa ...
Det. Aguri Katsuragi
Masaya Katô ...
Rai Kenjin
Misato Tachibana ...
Akane Katsuragi
Noboru Kaneko ...
Ken
Ikkei Watanabe ...
Asakura
Joe Li ...
Rai Kenkyo (as Joe Lee)
Ken Lo ...
Lee (as Kenneth Low)
Shinya Hashimoto ...
Muscle Dome Wrestler A
Noriko Watanabe ...
Ryoko Tachibana
Yoshihiro Takayama ...
Muscle Dome Wrestler B
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Tajima, the Street Better
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Robert Baldwin
Setsutan Oh
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In the year 2009 , Joe Jinno, a Navy SEAL who is court martialed for disobeying orders, is sent to Tokyo to assist Det. Aguri Katsuragi stop the distribution of the illegal drug known as Blood Heat. After an attempt to stop the drug lord Rai Kenjin fails, Katsuragi ends up in Kenjin's arena of death, the Muscle Dome, and loses against Kenjin's #1 fighter, Lee. Joe wants to seek revenge and needs the help of Katsuragi's sister Akane and Ken, a young underground rebel whose father was one a victim of Kenjin and the Muscle Dome, to exact revenge for Aguri and stop the circulation of Blood Heat. Written by Ninja01

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No Win, No Survive. No Win, No Future.

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Blood Heat  »

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Masaya Kato was originally to have spoken Japanese in the film. However, as filming progressed, he learned that his character would be speaking more English and Cantonese than his native Japanese. In all his scenes with Kane Kosugi, Masaya speaks English. See more »

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Rai Kenjin: What are you fighting for, Joe?
Joe Jinno: To kill you!
Rai Kenjin: Wrong... that's just the way we are, Joe!
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Good action movie,good soundtrack...this jap film surprised me!

Even the final credits of the movie are good,just because of that great song ("Ready or not?We're gonna be on top!").From the start to the last scene is cool (slow in some parts,but yet,good). Now,for the actors,I found Kane Kosagi very weird.To tell the truth,I don't if It's his acting or just the character,but It can be the first one. That actress who played Akane Katsuragi,Jesus Christ,WHAT A F****** UGLY GIRL,GUYS!Her acting is decent,but even the make-up failed in make her face a bit cute,at least!I really don't understand Asian standards of beauty.Looks like every Asian crap can show its face on media!!! That girl who was always following the baddies around is very beautiful,but got one or two lines. And Masaya Kato...!Oh,my god,this man drives me crazy!!!He is so handsome and talented!People say "OH,Kane Kosugi is back,he is the son of that guy who..." but I say "So good too see Masaya again!".He is thinner than usual in this one,but I believe that this was the only way to keep Kane Kosugi from being overshadowed by him!No matter what you say,that is what I think! Sho Aikawa is ridiculous.The infamous exaggerated Japanese acting;However the guy who played the leader of the "rats" was very cool.


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