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Credited cast:
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Kanna Kurita
Yûichi Kimura ...
Haruo
Ryô Katsuji ...
Masaru
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Jimmy
Hiroki Miyake ...
Young
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Kinji Kaneko (as Piêru Taki)
Yûsuke Santamaria ...
Tokita
Kôichi Satô ...
Akio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shô Aikawa ...
Kanna's father
Gen Hoshino
Hiroshi Inuzuka ...
Father of Akio and Haruo
Hoshi Ishida ...
Young - 25 years ago
Setsuko Karasuma ...
Miho
Kazunobu Mineta ...
Jimmy - 25 years ago
Atsuo Nakamura ...
MC at TV show
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A record company office worker named Kanna Kurita discovers a punk rock band called Shonen Meriken Sakku / Brass Knuckle Boys through the internet and subsequently decides to represent them on behalf of her company. What Kanna did not know was that the Brass Knuckle Boys consists of all middle aged men. Written by Colleen16

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14 February 2009 (Japan)  »

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Miyazaki is wonderful but the film is a little too juvenile
19 October 2009 | by (http://sitenoise-atthemovies.blogspot.com/) – See all my reviews

I'll watch anything with Aoi Miyazaki in it but it was extremely tough this time. She's fabulous, of course, and the film starts off with a refreshingly bizarre sense of humor, but it quickly devolves into toilet humor. Miyazaki plays a record company office worker who discovers a punk rock band on the Internet, thinks they are the next big thing, and decides to represent them on behalf of her company. What she doesn't know, at first, is that the band's web site and videos are 25 years old, so she must follow through promoting a group of middle-aged punk rockers because contracts have been signed and jobs are on the line. I can't imagine who this movie is aimed at. Young people (who are into punk) will recognize it as fake and older people (who may have been punks) will too. Brass Knuckle Boys confuses punk with childishness and fails to create characters that anyone will care about. For every quick and funny moment that works, and there's a bunch of them, there's umpteen that don't. And the sibling rivalry, family drama subplot is painfully uninteresting. I'm a huge Aoi Miyazaki fan but a two hour fart joke is a bad vehicle for her.


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