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Rain Fall -- In this action-packed thriller, a hit man protects the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
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Barry Eisler (novel)
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A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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)

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
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
Christopher Menges .... location manager: new york
Nick Morr .... production assistant: locations
Katsuo Naruse .... dialogue supervisor: Japan
Wataru Yamamoto .... stand-in: Mr. Oldman
Ken Isaacs .... special thanks

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Rated R for some violence and language
111 min | Germany:120 min (European Film Market)
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great Japanese thriller..., 3 June 2012
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

Not being familiar with the novel upon which this movie is based, nor with the author in general, it was with a clean slate and no expectations that I sat down to watch "Rain Fall".

I must say that I find it odd why the movie got such a low ranking on IMDb, because I found the movie to be rather interesting and captivating. It is a great political thriller/action movie a great amount of character development and a good flow to the movie. I especially like the way that the story was built up, you start out rooting for one side, then as the story progress, you switch sides and end up rooting for someone else entirely.

The story takes place in Tokyo, where top ranking officials are being murdered and a flash-drive with highly valuable information is being sought by the Tokyo police, CIA, the Yakuza and ex-special forces John Rain. But in this race to acquire the memory stick with the information, who can you trust?

"Rain Fall" was really nicely shot cinematography-wise. I like the angles used in the movie, and the usage of CCTV camera, that really added to the whole feel of the setting. Plus, the movie had some really great characters in it, characters with depths and personalities, where you got to have a deeper understanding for their motivations and their driving force.

And it also helped, of course, that they had some really good actors and actresses to play the various roles and make the characters come to life. Kippei Shiina (playing John Rain) really did a great job and was the driving engine in the movie, acting-wise. And hats off to director Max Mannix for managing to pull this movie off and come out with this great end result.

I was thoroughly entertained by this thriller, and was really caught up in the storyline. You are given bits and pieces of information continuously throughout the movie, but never enough to full grasp the wholeness of the plot. I liked that, because the story evolved and unfurled as you got deeper into the movie. And there was some nice plot twists throughout the movie as well.

If you like Asian cinema, then "Rain Fall" is well worth checking out, as it is great suspense and entertainment from beginning up to the very end. And the ending of the movie was actually quite good, managing to get the movie to come full circle.

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