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Playgirl (2003)
"Pureigâru" (original title)

 -  Action  -  12 April 2003 (Japan)
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When the Japanese Metropolitan Police Department is confronted by a series of mysterious kidnappings of the teenage children of some various wealthy and powerful businessmen, they call upon... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Ai Fujita ...
Kuroda, Fumie (K2)
Jun'ichi Haruta ...
Maeshima
Mizuho Ishikawa ...
Kuroda, Yumika (K3)
Asumi Kato ...
Mori, Natsumi
Yukiko Okamoto ...
Kozu, Yumiko
Michiko Omukai ...
Kuroda, Asami (K1)
Rei Saito ...
Mizuki, Mari
Kazuyoshi Sakai ...
Mimura
Eriko Satô ...
Mitsuwa, Kaoru
Tamaki Sawa ...
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Sagara, Haruka
Etsuko Yawata ...
Shinohara, Aya
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When the Japanese Metropolitan Police Department is confronted by a series of mysterious kidnappings of the teenage children of some various wealthy and powerful businessmen, they call upon the services of a vary unique crime fighting taskforce. While officially referred to simply as "PG" (The Private Government), they call themselves the "Playgirl". Lead by former L.A.P.D. policewoman Sagara Haruka, the team is comprised of a bevy of sexy and beautiful undercover agents, each specializing in various skills. Kaoru is the statuesque and leggy beauty who is a master of disguise; Yumiko is the tough as nails, CSI technician and computer whiz; Natsumi is the lethal yet stunning and hip ko-gal and Aya is the motorcycle riding young rookie. Together they tackle the criminals that the police are unable to. The Playgirl attempt to track down the mysterious extortionists but soon discover that the kidnappers are being led by a former lover of Haruka, who has comeback to Japan for revenge. Can ... Written by JTMaruyama

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police | remake | detective

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With looks that could kill.

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Several of the original TV series cast can be seen in brief cameo appearances including Sawa Tamaki (as Sawamura Tamaki), Nishio Mieko (as Yamao Mieko), Kuwabara Yukiko (as Hara Yukiko), Ota Kiyomi (as Ichijo Kiyomi) and Natsuki Reina (as Natsui Reina). See more »

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Remake of Playgirl (1969) See more »

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Disappointing Direct-To-Video Movie That Should Have Been Better
5 February 2004 | by (Honolulu, HI) – See all my reviews

Having watched episodes of the original 1969 Toei TV Series (which were recently released to DVD in Japan), I was really looking forward to seeing this new movie adaptation (sequel) to the popular series. The cast featured among others the gorgeous and leggy Sato Eriko (who is soon to star in the Japanese big screen adaptation of Go Nagai's Anime "Cutey Honey") and "Bounce No Ko Gal's" star Okamoto Yukiko. Unfortunately what resulted was a lame and almost half-hearted attempt to ape the recent "Charlie's Angels" movies albeit with less than stellar results. The action is rather lethargic and surprisingly uninspired even with the presence of several gals from the Japanese Wrestling and Extreme Combat arena. Sato Eriko fares better than her co-stars as she is given a lot of screen time and a fleshed out character. The others are basically stereotyped "cool girls" who are relegated to "window dressing" and showing off their ample "assets". Granted the original "Playgirl" TV Series was no better but it still had a sense of "'70s" charm about it and at least gave the gals more to do than just stand around and be cute. The production screamed out low budget and almost seemed as if to be rushed together to take advantage of the hype that "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" was generating (another disappointing film). This was a needless remake that should not have been. This is one of those instances where indeed the TV Series was a lot better than the movie.


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