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Dead or Alive 2: Tôbôsha (2000)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2 December 2000 (Japan)
Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writer:

Masa Nakamura
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shô Aikawa ... Mizuki Okamoto (as Show Aikawa)
Riki Takeuchi ... Shûichi Sawada
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noriko Aota ... Chieko
Edison Chen ... Boo
Genta Dairaku Genta Dairaku ... Chinese Gangster
Ken'ichi Endô Ken'ichi Endô ... Kôhei
Hiroko Isayama Hiroko Isayama ... Woman in black hat
Masato Masato ... Hoo
Yûichi Minato Yûichi Minato ... Head of orphanage
Ren Osugi ... Mizuki's stepfather (as Ren Ôsugi)
Manzô Shinra Manzô Shinra ... Big bro.Toshi
Tomorô Taguchi ... Man with telescope
Teah Teah ... Woo
Tôru Tezuka Tôru Tezuka ... Teru, informant
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... Magician Higashino
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Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends. Together they take a break from killing and visit the small island they once called home. After reflecting on their past lives they decided to team up and use their talents in killing for good... much to the upset of the crime syndicates. Written by Danny Leary

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 December 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead or Alive 2: Runaway See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Worth a watch
3 May 2005 | by D00003385See all my reviews

Like pretty much every single film that i have seen by this director, this film is worth a watch. There have been times when i realise that i have a penchant for this kind of film and therefore possibly i can enjoy it more than most. Also i enjoy subtitles, and make an effort to understand what is going on..

You should ignore 'Dave Godin's' complaints about the film having UNSUBTLE SYMBOLISM and the characters being ROLE MODELS FOR ARMCHAIR NERDS. I think he is missing the whole point of this series of films and obviously has a sandy vagina - otherwise he wouldn't complain so avidly!

I wouldn't recommend watching this film if you haven't really seen any other stuff similar to it - it is not one of the best! (I say this having not seen it for quite a while) 'Gozu' is probably a better comedy and 'The Agitator' or 'Shinjuku Triad Society' are much better serious films.

Also before trying to rip to shreds Asian movies like this, Old Boy & others, i think you guys should take the initial decision NOT TO WATCH THE FILMS IN THE FIRST PLACE and stick to the films that you know you will like... Star Wars episode III is out 19/05/05 so pre-order your tickets and forget that Takashi Miike ever existed!


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