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Police Tactics (1974)

Jingi naki tatakai: Chôjô sakusen (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 January 1974 (Japan)
Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs.

Director:

Kinji Fukasaku

Writers:

Koichi Iiboshi (story), Kazuo Kasahara (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bunta Sugawara ... Shôzô Hirono
Akira Kobayashi
Tatsuo Umemiya Tatsuo Umemiya ... Iwai Shinichi
Toshio Kurosawa Toshio Kurosawa
Mitsue Horikoshi Mitsue Horikoshi ... Aiko Mitsukawa
Hiroki Matsukata Hiroki Matsukata
Toshie Kimura ... Toshika
Kunie Tanaka ... Makihara Masakichi
Nobuo Kaneko ... Yamamori
Sanae Nakahara ... Kikue
Takeshi Katô
Mayumi Nagisa Mayumi Nagisa ... Mieko
Asao Koike
Shingo Yamashiro Shingo Yamashiro
Nobuo Yana Nobuo Yana ... Isamu Kasai
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Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Followed by New Battles Without Honour and Humanity (1974) See more »

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More of the same in this epic gangster film series
14 June 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

The fourth and penultimate film in Kenji Fukasaku's epic quintet of yakuza films that began with BATTLES WITHOUT HONOR OR HUMANITY. Fans of this series can expect more of the same in terms of sudden and explicit violence countered with lots of scenes of eating, drinking, and plotting. As with the previous films in this series, it's all about the politics of power, and the struggle for supremacy between rival factions.

A word of warning: if you haven't watched any of the previous films, you'll struggle with what's going on here, because back story is everything. If you have watched the previous films, I can say that this one is a slight step down in quality, although still enjoyable; perhaps it's the familiarity of the whole thing that makes this one drag a little, the need for a proper resolution.

POLICE TACTICS is still an enjoyable film, although series lead Bunta Sugawara takes something of a back seat here as other players come to fame and fortune and feature heavily. Fukasaku's direction is as strong as ever, and the calibre of the performances never fails to disappoint. The series would close with the fifth and last film, FINAL EPISODE.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 January 1974 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Tactics See more »

Filming Locations:

Kure, Hiroshima, Japan See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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