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Sushi Girl -- Over a lavish sushi dinner served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman, four thieves can't help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot.
Sushi Girl -- Fish, who has spent six years in jail for robbery, is welcomed home by his accomplices with a congratulatory dinner, a lavish array of sushi, served off the naked body of a beautiful, seemingly catatonic young woman. As the evening progresses, the Fish's accomplices can't help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot.

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Writers:
Kern Saxton (written by)
Destin Pfaff (written by)
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Release Date:
29 November 2012 (Russia) See more »
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Tagline:
Revenge is a dish best served raw.
Plot:
Upon his release from prison, Fish is brought to an abandoned restaurant by his old associate, Duke, to celebrate his newfound freedom. However, there's unfinished business that Duke is determined to solve. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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story-driven gore is under-appreciated. See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tony Todd ... Duke

Noah Hathaway ... Fish

James Duval ... Francis

Andy Mackenzie ... Max

Mark Hamill ... Crow

Cortney Palm ... Sushi Girl

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Sushi Chef (as JJ Shin'ichi Chiba)

David Dastmalchian ... Nelson

Jeff Fahey ... Morris

Michael Biehn ... Mike

Danny Trejo ... Schlomo

Destin Pfaff ... Jude

Stryker ... Ramone

Cyrus Alexander ... Martin
David Reynolds ... Henchman
Neal Fischer ... Det. John N. Davenport
Sean Apple ... Det. Harry Caul Jr.

Rachel Federoff ... Female Voice on Phone

Suren M. Seron ... Correctional Clerk
Mike M. Quick ... Correctional Officer

Directed by
Kern Saxton 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Destin Pfaff  written by
Kern Saxton  written by

Produced by
Electra Avellan .... co-producer
Justin Bondurant .... executive producer
Josh Cole .... co-producer
Nicholes Cole .... co-producer
Zac Cole .... associate producer
Chris Corson .... executive producer
Alexandre de Pereyra .... co-executive producer
Wesley Dent .... executive producer
Neal Fischer .... producer
Vicki Fischer .... co-executive producer
Carrie LeGrand .... line producer
Darin 'Koncreet' McClintock .... executive producer
Fritz Myers .... associate producer
Cedric Perthuis .... co-executive producer
Destin Pfaff .... producer
Kern Saxton .... producer
Suren M. Seron .... producer
Amit Shalev .... co-producer
Tony Todd .... executive producer
Forrest Williams .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Fritz Myers 
 
Cinematography by
Aaron Meister 
 
Film Editing by
Kern Saxton 
 
Casting by
Zora DeHorter 
 
Production Design by
Kyle Kannenberg 
 
Art Direction by
Melisa Myers 
 
Set Decoration by
Rafael Sierra 
 
Costume Design by
Dayna Devorre 
Warden Neil 
 
Makeup Department
Kendall Capito .... assistant makeup artist
Teresa Cliff .... hair extensions
Brittany Disston .... assistant makeup artist
George Frangadakis .... special effects makeup workshop coordinator
Vincent J. Guastini .... special makeup effects designer
Laci Hill .... key makeup artist
Frank Ippolito .... assistant makeup artist
Anissa Salazar .... assistant makeup artist
Adina Sullivan .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tommy Kijas .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chandra M. Alexander .... second assistant director
Grant Boucher .... second unit director
Danielle de Arakal .... second second assistant director (as Danielle J. Clark)
Kristin Graham .... second assistant director (additional photography)
Reza Lackey .... second second assistant director
Jeremy Phoenix .... first assistant director (additional photography)
Tyler Stratton .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Nicole Alarid .... art department assistant
Patrick Denver .... model builder
Brett Hatcher .... set painter
Manthos Lappas .... conceptual artist
Manthos Lappas .... storyboard artist
Meagen Lee .... model builder
Michael Michelini .... set builder
Alicia Minette .... property master
Samuel Munoz .... leadman: pick-up crew (as Sam Munoz)
Andrew Richards .... art department assistant
Rafael Sierra .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
Justin Blakely .... sound mixer
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Rob Embrey .... post sound coordinator
Jackie Johnson .... dialogue editor
Peter D. Lago .... sound designer
Peter D. Lago .... supervising sound effects editor
Paul Losada .... sound mixer
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Greg Mauer .... supervising foley editor
Owen Peterson .... sound recordist
Ian Shedd .... assistant sound editor
Steven Utt .... sound recordist
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Skip Burrows .... special effects supervisor
Ronald W. Mathews .... special effects: squibs (as Ron Matthews)
 
Visual Effects by
Alastor Arnold .... digital intermediate colorist
Grant Boucher .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Rich Hopkins .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Akers .... additional first assistant camera
Kevin Akers .... first assistant camera: "d" camera
Jake Beemer .... dolly grip: second unit
Josh Briggs .... grip/electric (as Joshua Briggs)
Ben Conley .... grip/electric
Benjamin Conley .... rigging grip/electric
Andreana Davies .... rigging grip
Michael Di Ricco .... gaffer
Brad Fulton .... publicity photographer
Brad Fulton .... still photographer
Aaron Gambel .... second assistant camera: "d" camera
Kiel Greenfield .... best boy grip
Elton Hartney James .... best boy grip
Tom Jordan .... camera operator: "d" camera
Erin Kibbe .... grip/electric
Danna Kinsky .... special features camera
Robert Kraetsch .... camera operator: "b" camera
Steven Jared Mangurten .... data manager
Joseph Matarrese .... key grip
Phillip Matarrese .... best boy electric
Nick Medrud .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lawrence Montemayor .... first assistant camera: "e" camera
Shale Sage .... still photographer
Hunter Sandison .... camera operator: "e" camera
Joseph Segura .... first assistant camera
Yujiro Seki .... rigging grip/electric
Marc Shap .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jacqueline Stahl .... second assistant camera
Jesse Vallejo .... best boy grip
Jesse Vallejo .... best boy
 
Casting Department
Zora DeHorter .... casting
Ivy Isenberg .... original casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Highfill .... wardrobe assistant
Jenni LiPetri .... set costumer
Sarah Stultz .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jason Schwab .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Nate Boguszewski .... musician (drums & percussion)
Sean Fernald .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Rafael Sierra .... art department transportation (as Raphael Sierra)
 
Other crew
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control
Amy Arter .... additional script supervisor
Evelyn Belasco .... script supervisor
Skip Burrows .... armorer
Lei Deng .... production assistant
Sean Dubravac .... publicist
Terri Farley-Teruel .... location manager
Asako Hosoe .... production assistant
Matt Ilczuk .... publicist
Annie Jeeves .... head publicist
Tommy Kijas .... craft service
Mohamad Koaik .... director: behind the scenes
Caroline J. Nelson .... production assistant
Joy Phillips .... publicist
Mike M. Quick .... production assistant
Dave Sato .... assistant to producer
Crystal Segura .... production assistant
Tamanna Shah .... production coordinator
Amit Shalev .... epk producer
Amit Shalev .... executive consultant
Mario Teruel .... location manager
Steven Wolf .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Paul Aaron .... special thanks
Alastor Arnold .... special thanks
Manny Demello .... special thanks
Mike Gencarelli .... special thanks
Gudrun Giddings .... special thanks
Adam Gierasch .... special thanks
Jeff Goldberg .... very special thanks
Samuel Hadida .... special thanks
Joan Harrison .... special thanks
Bob Hartwig .... special thanks
Ivy Isenberg .... special thanks
Michael Kaliski .... special thanks
Andrew Kimble .... special thanks
Michael Leffler .... special thanks
Robert C. Nelms .... special thanks
Greg Pedicin .... special thanks
Rod Roddenberry .... special thanks
Zac Sanford .... special thanks
Amit Shalev .... very special thanks
Keith Sklar .... special thanks
Patti Stanger .... special thanks
Chris Talbot .... special thanks
Diana Terranova .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence, torture, language, nudity and brief drug use
Runtime:
98 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The van that is used for the diamond burglary says Falkore Plumbing on the side. Falkor is the name of the Luck Dragon that Atreyu rides in The Neverending Story. Atreyu was played by Noah Hathaway, who plays Fish in this film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Right after the car crash, Crow states his arm is broken, yet he's able to catch his glasses with it when they fall off.See more »
Quotes:
Sushi Chef:Remember you are a tray. You must not move. You must not make eye contact. You must not react. No matter what you see... or hear.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Diamonds Are Forever (1971)See more »
Soundtrack:
Walk On BySee more »

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33 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
story-driven gore is under-appreciated., 20 September 2012
Author: jen k from United States

HOOK: members from a diamond heist gone wrong six years ago gather for a celebration dinner where sushi is served on the body of a naked woman.

LINE: presumably one would watch this based on the premise alone (what do you mean it's sushi served on a naked woman?!). ten seconds in and my mind's been taken over by the lush visuals and crazy performances. Fish (played by noah hathaway) has just been let out of a six-year prison sentence -- waiting for him in the prison parking lot is a guy twice his size, with an invitation he cannot refuse. Duke (tony todd) is the heist ringleader who's dinner invite to celebrate Fish's prison release is accepted by Crow (mark hamill), Francis (james duval), and Max (andy mackenzie). all four men are convinced Fish hid the diamonds from the botched heist and seize the opportunity to force a confession. a dinner with your four ex-con buddies in a remote restaurant on a dark, rainy night? guaranteed pee-in-your-pants freak-out, no matter how beautifully naked your dinner is served. two-thirds of the film is lavished on the dinner -- each delicious, nail biting, gum chewing moment of it. every second is punctuated by in-your-face dialogue -- mark hamill's Crow (the perfect unhinged jester) in particular gets quite a few memorable one- liners. when Crow is not making withering observations, Max is busy breaking apart the room and the people in it. Francis is the cowering conscience of the audience while Duke's even, measured menace casts the shadows overall. and you, the audience? you get to watch Fish suffer through literal torture. crazy, intense, holy-crap-they-did-not-just-do- that torture. and all the while, the sushi girl is laying on the table. not making a peep admist the cursing, the gushing blood. what in all hells is going on around here!?

SINKER: now here's the thing -- it'd be easy to dismiss sushi girl as a b-grade gore fest. which is the laziest of all lazy conclusions. the first ten minutes tell you otherwise, from the sushi girl's reaction to Duke to Fish's anguish over his son not recognizing his voice. while the film happily (gleefully) takes you to those moments where it wallows in torture pr0n, there is quite a revenge story lurking beneath all the flashy talk and flying bullets. a twist ending worthy of many repeated viewings. a movie can be pretty (which sushi girl most definitely is) but without a good story supported by convincing performances, it cannot be memorable. the cast of sushi girl gave all that and bag a chips to bring to life extreme characters that, at turns, make you laugh and then scare the bejesus of you. the film rides on these highs until it slams you with a climax that turns the roller coaster on its head -- where you're left savoring the bittersweet emotions that only the best revenge stories can evoke. i wax fancy verbage but i do not lie. sushi girl is the kind of film that everyone will reference in the future -- or at the very least try their damnedest to imitate and post to you-tube.

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