When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police Detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York City. There he is joined by Detective Shuftan, and together they sort out the crime.

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Jun'ya Satô
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Kennedy ... Ken Shuftan
Mariko Okada Mariko Okada ... Kyoko Yasugi
Yûsaku Matsuda ... Detective Koichiro Munesue
Broderick Crawford ... Police Captain O'Brien
Rick Jason ... Lionel Adams
Toshirô Mifune ... Yohei Kori
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Aljohns Robert Aljohns
Junzaburô Ban Junzaburô Ban ... Hot Spring Inn's owner
Takeo Chii ... Detective Kusaba
E.H. Eric E.H. Eric ... Design Contest M.C.
Kinji Fukasaku Kinji Fukasaku ... Shibue, Assistant Lieutenant
Bunjaku Han ... Naomi
Hajime Hana Hajime Hana ... Detective Takeshi Yokowata
Janet Hatta ... Yukiko Mishima
Michiko Hoshi Michiko Hoshi
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Jonny Hayward, a black American, travels to Japan, but is murdered there. Detective Munusue is one of the team of detectives investigating the killing. Munusue begins to suspect that rising fashion designer Kyoko Yasugi may have either information or actual involvement in the murder. When Yasugi's son Kyohei flees to America after a hit-and-run killing, Detective Munusue goes to New York and teams up uncomfortably with NYPD detective Ken Shuftan to find Kyohei and to get information from Jonny Hayward's father, who was stationed in Japan after the war. Munusue, whose father was beaten to death by American G.I.s when the detective was a boy, must confront his own vengeful antagonism to former U.S. soldiers in order to solve the case. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Mama, do you remember?

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Crime | Drama

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Also known in English as "Proof of the Man". See more »

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

8 October 1977 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Proof of the Man See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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