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Rain Fall (2009)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  25 April 2009 (Japan)
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A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.

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Kippei Shîna ...
John Rain
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William Holtzer
Kyoko Hasegawa ...
Midori Kawamura
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Yuko
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Thomas Perryman
Akira Emoto ...
Tatsu Ishikura
Shigemitsu Ogi ...
Osada
Toshiyuki Kitami ...
Tanaka
Takeshi Wakamatsu ...
Benny Watanabe
Takeo Nakahara ...
Yasuhiro Kawamura
Akira Hamada ...
Yamamoto
Ryôsei Tayama ...
Matsumoto (as Ryosei Tayama)
Yûko Miyamoto ...
Naoko Kawamura
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Ken
Michael Hudson ...
Jones
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In Tokyo, a minister of public works is rumored to be taking evidence of corruption to a reporter: the CIA, the yakuza, and others want to grab the information and use it to squeeze the government. On the subway trip to meet the reporter, the official is murdered, but it looks like a heart attack. However, no one, including the murderer, can find the flash drive with the evidence. Now the CIA, gangsters, and the city police are searching. The dead official's daughters are in danger: the shadowy John Rain, ex-special forces and perhaps now in league with North Korea, tries to stay one step ahead as he looks for the flash drive and protects one of the daughters. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Gary Oldman must have lost a bet or something.
11 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a lesson on how to not make a movie. I had to give up 35 min into the movie because the camera-work was so bad I couldn't stand it anymore. It wasn't hand-held camera bad, it was worse. At least with the shaky hand-held camera you know why the screen keeps moving. In this film the camera seems to have ADD in a bad way, every second or two there is a cut, sometimes to another character, sometimes to an object being handles, sometimes to completely random points in the room. It's a visual frenzy that is very jarring to watch. Additionally every actor in not fully in frame, from mid-forehead up is completely cut off in virtually every shot, and I can't explain why and it's really annoying. The camera also tends to drift a great deal, as if someone left the cart in neutral and it started rolling away but they kept on filming anyway. The plot isn't quite as bad but the story is so hard to follow because of the shoddy camera-work that it might as well be. This movie is dreadful, avoid it unless you are interested in seeing a train wreck on screen.


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