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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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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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Kane is back!!!!
11 November 2003 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I have to say that despite having one of the worst titles ever, I really enjoyed this action film. Watching Kane Kosugi with his dad in the 80's, it is clear that he not only improved but action wise, he is better than what I used to see from him in the 80's. The plot is a typical B-movie by standards, but man was the action awesome. Seeing Kane spin in the air to do a split kick knocking two guys down is just astonishing...oh and look for Jackie Chan for literally 1 second in the opening before Shinya Hashimoto fights Ken Lo. Awesome film...Kane Kosugi is back!!!


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