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Shinjuku Incident (2009)

San suk si gin (original title)
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A simple Chinese immigrant wages a perilous war against one of the most powerful criminal organizations on the planet.

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Jinglei Xu ...
Xiu Xiu / Yuko Eguchi (as Xu Jing Lei)
Masaya Katô ...
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Lily (as Fan Bing Bing)
Tôru Minegishi ...
Koichi Muranishi
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Nakajima (as Kenya)
Jack Kao ...
Gao Jie
Paul Chun ...
Suet Lam ...
Hiroyuki Nagato ...
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Taro Watagawa
Kar Lok Chin ...
Hongkie (as Chin Ka Lok)
Ken Lo ...
Little Tai (as Kenneth Low)
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In China, the poor worker Tietou repairs tractors and misses his sweetheart Xiu Xiu, back in Japan, she having never sent any news to her family or him. While illegally emigrating to Japan, Tietou loses his Chinese documents and so cannot return to his country. He is welcomed by his countrymen who lodge and work in Shinjuku where they also help him to find illegal work. While running from a police raid through the sewage system where Chinese are illegally working, Tietou saves Inspector Kitano from drowning in the dirty water. Later, after an incident with his cousin, Joe, and a Taiwan gang, Tietou saves the powerful Yakuza boss Toshinari Eguchi. He is the husband of Xiu Xiu, who is now called Yuko and are parents of a little daughter. The mobster offers a dirty job to Tietou; in retribution, he promises to deliver the quarter dominated by the Taiwan gang to him. Tietou becomes the boss of the Chinese illegal immigrants. But his peaceful methods make him unpopular and Tietou starts to... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Loyalty. Survival. Betrayal. See more »


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Rated R for graphic violence, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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2 April 2009 (Hong Kong)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

According to director Tung-Shing Yee, the film has been in the planning stages for almost 10 years, and was due to start filming in May 2006 but Because Chan was busy filming Rush Hour 3 (2007), filming for Shinjuku Incident (2009) was delayed. Yee didn't mind waiting until Chan's busy schedule had a slot, as the two are good friends and because Yee feels Chan is right for the role. On 26 September 2007, it stated on Chan's website that filming will begin in "a few weeks" in Japan. filming began in November 2007. See more »

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Jackie Chan's character's name, Tie Tou, is translated as "Steelhead", but the literal translation should be iron head. See more »

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Great movie
11 July 2009 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

This is a totally different style of movie that we are so used to see from Jackie.

It is however a very touching story that i highly recommend to others to watch.

The movie is enticing all the way and the directory has done a fantastic job in his filming and story telling.

Given my background, i can very much identify with the characters in the movie.

Life is full of surprises, highs, lows, twists, irony, love, hate, joy, pride and all these are found in the movie.

Just loved it.


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