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Tokyo Drifter ()

Tôkyô nagaremono (original title)
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After his gang disbands, a yakuza enforcer looks forward to life outside of organized crime but soon must become a drifter after his old rivals attempt to assassinate him.

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Tetsuya 'Phoenix Tetsu' Hondo
Chieko Matsubara ...
Chiharu
Hideaki Nitani ...
Kenji Aizawa
Tamio Kawaji ...
Tatsuzo, The Viper (as Tamio Kawachi)
Ryûji Kita ...
Kurata
Eiji Gô ...
Tanaka
Isao Tamagawa ...
Umetani
Eimei Esumi ...
Otsuka
Tomoko Hamakawa ...
Mutsuko
Tsuyoshi Yoshida ...
Keiichi
Michio Hino ...
Yoshii
Shuntarô Tamamura ...
Koyanagi
Hiroshi Midorikawa
Hiroshi Chô ...
Kumamoto
Akira Hisamatsu ...
(as Kosuke Hisamatsu)
Shinzô Shibata ...
Otoyoshi
Yûzô Kiura ...
Fujimura
Yû Izumi ...
Detective Sakai
Ikuo Nikaidô
Masaaki Honme
Shirô Tonami
Wataru Kobayashi
Mitsuru Sawa
Iwae Arai
Yôko Yokota
Hiroshi Takao
Kiyoshi Ôba
Tessen Nakahira
Ken Mizoguchi
Tadayuki Kitakami
Masatoshi Takase
Tamio Kawachi
Tsuyoshi Izumi

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Seijun Suzuki

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Yasunori Kawauchi ... (author)
 
Yasunori Kawauchi ... (screenplay)

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Tetsurô Nakagawa ... producer

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Hajime Kaburagi

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Shigeyoshi Mine

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Shinya Inoue

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Takeo Kimura

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Yasufusa Okada ... executive in charge of production

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Masami Kuzû ... assistant director

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Yoshinobu Akino ... sound

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Masaru Mori ... colorist

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Hideo Kumagai ... gaffer

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Plot Summary

Tetsu has joined his yakuza boss in going straight, but when a rival gang threatens to bring them back into the gang wars, Tetsu must become a drifter to keep the pressure off his old boss. Written by Erik Gregersen

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Also Known As
  • Tokyo Drifter (United States)
  • Tokyo Drifter (World-wide, English title)
  • Le vagabond de Tokyo (France)
  • Tokyo Drifter - Der Mann aus Tokio (Germany)
  • El vagabundo de Tokio (Spain)
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  • 89 min
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Trivia The colorful style of the classic anime Lupin the Third was inspired by this film; both feature characters in colored suits, have a very comical and playful undertone, and have a general emphasis on entertainment over logic. See more »
Movie Connections Followed by Zoku Tokyo nagaremono - Umi wa makka na koi no iro (1966). See more »
Quotes Tetsuya 'Phoenix Tetsu' Hondo: A drifter needs no woman.
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