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Boiling Point (1990)

3-4 x jûgatsu (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 19 November 1999 (USA)
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Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach.

Director:

Takeshi Kitano

Writer:

Takeshi Kitano (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takeshi Kitano ... Uehara (as 'Beat' Takeshi)
Yûrei Yanagi Yûrei Yanagi ... Masaki (as Masahiko Ono)
Yuriko Ishida ... Sayaka
Taka Guadalcanal Taka Guadalcanal ... Takashi Iguchi (as Takahito Iguchi)
Duncan Duncan ... Kazuo (as Minoru Iizuka)
Eri Fuse ... Fumiyo
Makoto Ashikawa Makoto Ashikawa ... Akira
Rasshâ Itamae Rasshâ Itamae ... Takuya (as Hiroshi Suzuki)
Tsumami Edamame Tsumami Edamame ... Saburou (as Takahiko Aoki)
Bannai Matsuo Bannai Matsuo ... Naoya (as Kenzo Matsuo)
Rakkyo Ide ... Hajime (as Hiroshi Ide)
Meijin Serizawa Meijin Serizawa ... Makoto
Kengakusha Akiyama Kengakusha Akiyama ... Gas Pump Attendant
Naoko Shinohara Naoko Shinohara ... Sumiyo
Etsushi Toyokawa Etsushi Toyokawa ... Okinawa-Rengou Kumichou
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Storyline

Two members of a Japanese junior baseball team get mixed up with the local yakuza. After their coach is severely injured by the gangsters, the two boys set off to Okinawa to purchase a gun in order to get revenge. While in Okinawa they get befriended by a psychotic yakuza outcast who is planning a revenge of his own. Written by Todd K. Bowman <tkbowman@aol.com>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boiling Point See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,471, 16 May 1999
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Despite being top-billed, Takeshi Kitano doesn't appear on screen until 48 minutes in, exactly halfway through the film. See more »

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A great movie, but not for everyone!
3 August 2007 | by meckert-3See all my reviews

Well it's not a good film to watch on Sunday with your family. It's not a good movie if you're looking for some action. It's not a good movie if you're looking for philosophical dialogs.

But it's a great movie if' you're a Kitano fan. It's a great movie if you're interested in Japanese culture. It's a great movie if you like to sit back for a while and think deeper about what you're watching - it seems that throughout the film there's not much going on - the main character remains mute for most of the time, there is no music soundtrack in the background, the plot itself is not a straightforward one - you'll get the point right only after the last scene.

In some moments "Jugatsu" seems to be telling a simple and seemingly a little boring story - but a second after it blows in your face with aggression so intense that you start to think were it came from. It is not about blowing guts out or shooting people in the head. It's deeper.

What "Jugatsu" is about ? It's about revenge, loyalty, love and violence.


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