IMDb > Rain Fall (2009)
Rain Fall
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Rain Fall (2009) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Rain Fall -- Home video trailer for this action film

Overview

User Rating:
4.8/10   845 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 20% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Barry Eisler (novel)
Max Mannix (screenplay)
Contact:
View company contact information for Rain Fall on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
25 April 2009 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(10 articles)
10 Great Performances in Average Films
 (From SoundOnSight. 2 July 2012, 8:30 AM, PDT)

[DVD Review] Rain Fall
 (From JustPressPlay. 13 June 2010, 10:00 AM, PDT)

Spin-ematical: New on DVD for 5/25
 (From Cinematical. 25 May 2010, 1:15 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Not a great movie, but not too bad either See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Kippei Shîna ... John Rain

Gary Oldman ... William Holtzer
Kyoko Hasegawa ... Midori Kawamura

Misa Shimizu ... Yuko

Dirk Hunter ... 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

Takumi Bando ... Ken
Michael Hudson ... Jones
David McFall ... CIA-# 1
Ryland Lee ... CIA-# 2
Garthe Nelson ... CIA-# 3
Andrew Ballard ... CIA-# 4
Sebastian Plate ... CIA-# 5
Steve Ryan ... CIA-# 6
Zenos Schmickrath ... CIA-# 7
Laszlo Kotasezek ... CIA-# 8
Hiroki Tawara ... CIA-Japanese-# 1
Kaoru Nagato ... CIA-Japanese-# 2
Hiroyuki Takashima ... CIA-Japanese-# 3
Eimi Okada ... CIA-Japanese-# 4
Yukari Shiomi ... CIA-Japanese-# 5
Makoto Matsubara ... Asset-# 1
Yusuke Hirayama ... Asset-# 2
Go Setoguchi ... Yakuza-# 1
Hiroki Takano ... Yakuza-# 2
Noriyuki Hayakawa ... Judo Student-# 1
Seiji Takahashi ... Judo Student-# 2
Kunihiko Takahashi ... Judo Student -# 3
Tatsuo Noguchi ... Judo Student-# 4
Akihiro Soen ... Mr. Black
Kazuyuki Okayama ... Mr. Gray
Yuki Nasaka ... Mr. Brown
Kaohiko Kaoda ... Kawamura Assistant
Takuo Yamagishi ... Guard-# 1
Kuniyoshi Ichikawa ... Guard-# 2
Masanobu Sakata ... Subway Employee
Shôichirô Tanigawa ... Airport Employee
Mitsunori Hirokawa ... Ground Staff
Jyubei Ikeguchi ... Airport Staff
Takeho Tomomatsu ... Host
Katsuhiro Nagano ... Fruit Shop Owner
Sanae Miyata ... Fruit Shop Customer
David Ridges ... Office Man-# 1
Bunmei Tobayama ... Office Man-# 2
Tetsuo Morishita ... Minister
Saya Higuchi ... Girl
Kanae Uchiyama ... Young Girl
Hiroaki Suzuki ... Hiroshi Shimizu
Hiroaki Terao ... Shoji Ishikawa
Kyoko Nagano ... Benny's Wife
Albert Gu ... Young Rain
Greg Ellis ... Jack Simpson
Tony Borea ... Pool Player-# 1

Adrian Matilla ... Pool Player-# 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôhei Mashiba ... Benny's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Max Mannix 
 
Writing credits
Barry Eisler (novel)

Max Mannix (screenplay)

Produced by
Megumi Fukasawa .... producer
Charles Hannah .... co-producer
Shuji Hosoya .... line producer
Ken Isaacs .... consulting producer
Satoru Iseki .... producer
Naoki Kitagawa .... executive producer
Ken Munekata .... executive producer
Kôichirô Naganuma .... executive producer
Sadayuki Nobayashi .... executive producer
Andrea Roa .... line producer: New York
Tsutomu Sakurai .... producer
Noriaki Sano .... executive producer
Christian Storms .... associate producer
Shigekazu Takeuchi .... executive producer
Joshua Zeman .... producer: New York
Joseph Zolfo .... producer: New York
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Wareham 
 
Film Editing by
Matt Bennett 
 
Casting by
Tsuyoshi Sugino 
 
Production Design by
Hidemitsu Yamazaki  (as Hidemitsu Yamasaki)
 
Set Decoration by
Koichi Hirai 
 
Makeup Department
Yoshie Igarashi .... hair stylist
Yoshie Igarashi .... makeup artist
Akiko Zaima .... hair stylist
Akiko Zaima .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Toshiaki Kimura .... production manager
Kim Koby .... unit production manager: New York
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tetsuya Chiba .... third assistant director
Dan Gloeckner .... second second assistant director: New York
Yuya Matsufuji .... second second assistant director
Yujin Saito .... second assistant director
Greg Staley .... second assistant director: New York
Ichiro Yamamoto .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Miles Michael .... art director: New York
Amy Small .... set dresser: New York
Adam Sober .... property master: New York
 
Sound Department
Eben Baume .... sound mixer
Kazunori Fujimaru .... sound mixer
Ric Kaspar .... dialogue editor
Vic Kaspar .... sound designer
Vic Kaspar .... sound supervisor
Vic Kaspar .... supervising sound mixer
Seokjun Lee .... boom operator: New York Unit
Frank Lipson .... sound designer
Frank Lipson .... sound effects editor
Gerard Long .... foley artist
Tim Matyear .... foley editor
Tim Matyear .... foley recordist
Peter Purcell .... sound mixer
Tsutomu Suga .... assistant dialogue editor
Hiroaki Usui .... optical re-recording
 
Special Effects by
Makoto Funabashi .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Tetsuo Ohya .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Max Mannix .... fight choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keijiro Akiyama .... electrician
Nathan Beaman .... grip: America
Justin Bennett .... best boy grip: America
David Ganczewski .... best boy electric: America
Hideaki Hayakawa .... electrician
Toshiuo Ikeo .... electrician
Luke Jeffery .... camera: "a" camera
Luke Jeffery .... second assistant camera
Tsuyoshi Kage .... electrician
Michiaki Kamochi .... electrician
Manabu Kato .... electrician
Ryoma Kohari .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Frank Love .... second assistant camera: America
Adam Lukens .... key grip: America
Yasushi Masuda .... best boy electric
Yasushi Miyata .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Luke Nixon .... Steadicam operator
Luke Nixon .... camera operator
Ricky Schamburg .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Nobutaka Shirahama .... electrician
Jitsu Toyoda .... second assistant camera
Gregory Paul Tuohy .... key grip
Yuji Wada .... gaffer
Matthew Walker .... gaffer: America
Sean Walker .... digital video assist operator
 
Casting Department
Jennifer Halpern .... casting director: New York
Yasuhiro Yamamoto .... casting coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yurika Sato .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Kazuhiko Matsugu .... first assistant editor
Soichi Satake .... pablo color grader
 
Other crew
Yoshimi Amaike .... script supervisor
Tanya Brum Da Silveira .... production assistant intern
Tomas Deckaj .... background set production assistant
Scott Friedman .... production assistant
Paul Kahil .... production assistant: first team: NY
Brian Kobo .... on-set interpreter
Keith Marlin .... set production assistant: New York Unit
Nick Morr .... production assistant: locations
Katsuo Naruse .... dialogue supervisor: Japan
Wataru Yamamoto .... stand-in: Mr. Oldman
 
Thanks
Ken Isaacs .... special thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
MPAA:
Rated R for some violence and language
Runtime:
111 min | Germany:120 min (European Film Market)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Filming Locations:
Company:

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Tokyo RainSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not a great movie, but not too bad either, 29 May 2012
Author: Wm_Gardner from Wisconsin, USA

Watched this online last night…...relative to much of what I have watched online with Netflix, this was a pretty good movie, all in all. The plot was fairly predictable, almost formulaic. The producers made the right call in casting; Oldman's role is what convinced me to try it......

The dialogue is mostly in Japanese and a good 90% of the film is set in Japan. This means to be prepared for lots of subtitles. I usually do not mind and a fair percentage of my "all-time, top 20 favourites" are foreign. Just that night, I was hoping for a break from reading and as I mentioned earlier, this plot would not have required my undivided attention on the screen.

Cast: -Kippei Shiina,: does a nice job. Felt a bit like this was supposed to be something of a "vehicle" film for him. He did not become one of my new "must watch" actors but I would be interested in seeing more of his work sometime. He played the role of a reluctant "unbeatable action hero". Got the impression that he is capable of more...... -Oldman was not really at his true best, at times it almost felt like an "impression of how Gary Oldman may act"; Pacino does that sometimes in his less stellar performances. Little, oddly timed, fits of mania, the way he conveys the big "master plan" towards the end....... At times it just felt like a caricature of Oldman's best roles. -Kyoko Hasegawa.: Not one who watches many Japanese films, she was a nice surprise! I felt she was the actress who really "made the show". Does a very nice job of playing "the beautiful woman who was in danger"/ "love interest". Not too much screaming, not too much whining, and she did not try to "Rambo" up either. She was interesting, smart, understated, emotionally strong, very beautiful, and showed some real acting talent. She was far more than just a pretty face; I would be interested in seeing her work again. -Akira Emoto: did a very nice job but the role was sure not one to stretch his acting skills. A minor part, but he usually tends to stand out due to his talent and skill.

So, in summary, if you are looking for an action movie on Netflix (or a rental, do not mind subtitles, like Japanese movies (with some Western influence), and one that has a reasonably happy ending with good casting...... go for it. You could certainly do much worse than "Rain Fall".

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (8 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Rain Fall (2009)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Gary Oldman? beating_a_dead_horse
If you like the books by Barry Eisler than you will also like... cassiopeia28484
Please explain ending. (spoiler) moovyfellow
Actor to play John mary-383
Donnie Yen for John Rain thendone2002
Who could play trevan and larison? swish007
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Fury Bullitt Death Wish Out of the Past No Way Out
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb Japan section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.