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Teruo Yoshida ...
Shin'ichi
Yôko Mihara ...
Yumi
Shigeru Amachi ...
Kuroiwa
Jun Tazaki ...
Shigemune
Ryuji Wakamiya ...
Koyama
Jun Ôtomo ...
Naganuma
Keiko Tachibana ...
Kyôko
Masahiko Naruse ...
Nakamoto
Kôichi Miya ...
Kyôji
Yûji Munakata ...
Yôji
Jun Kanbayashi ...
Sabu
Den Kunikata ...
Kindaichi
Yôji Naruto ...
Kenji
Hiroshi Tsukiji ...
Visitor A in Bicycle Racetrack
Sakutarô Yamakawa ...
Visitor B in Bicycle Racetrack
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24 May 1961 (Japan)  »

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Fire Line  »

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Two young men try to steal a gun shipment from a syndicate
8 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Fire Line" is a noir with plenty of plot twists, shifting loyalties, questionable loyalties, and complexity for its compact 79 minute running time to keep one entertained. The picture features a nice mixture of outdoor locations and indoor scenes. Rundown and industrial locations spice up the ambiance.

One actor I recognized from other films was the attractive Yoko Mihara. She's an entertainer and the kept woman of syndicate boss, whom I will call M. He hijacks a shipment of guns from another syndicate I call K. Two young men have hooked up with M, and they have ideas of their own. Yoko is unhappy with M and attracted to one of the young men. M's underboss has plans of his own to take over, but he can't be seen directly killing M. The young men are both pawns and players, and so is Yoko. Yes, plenty of complexity.

A solid noir with a decent script and characterizations.


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