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Bullet Train (1975)

Shinkansen daibakuha (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1 January 1976 (USA)
Criminals plant a bomb on a high-speed train. It will explode when the train slows down, unless a ransom is paid.

Director:

Jun'ya Satô

Writers:

Ryûnosuke Ono (screenplay), Jun'ya Satô (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Takakura ... Tetsuo Okita
Shin'ichi Chiba ... Aoki (as Sonny Chiba)
Kei Yamamoto Kei Yamamoto ... Masaru Koga
Eiji Gô Eiji Gô ... Shinji Fujio
Akira Oda Akira Oda ... Hiroshi Ôshiro
Raita Ryû ... Kikuchi
Masayo Utsunomiya Masayo Utsunomiya ... Yasuko
Yumiko Fujita Yumiko Fujita ... Akiyama
Yumi Takigawa Yumi Takigawa ... SAS Staff
Etsuko Shihomi ... Telephone Operator
Fumio Watanabe Fumio Watanabe ... Miyashita
Toyoto Fukuda Toyoto Fukuda ... Tashiro
Hiroko Fuji Hiroko Fuji ... Female Teacher
Junko Matsudaira Junko Matsudaira ... Cashier
Koreharu Hisatomi Koreharu Hisatomi ... Hirota
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Storyline

One of the Japanese Shinkansen "Bullet Trains" is threatened with a bomb that will explode automatically if the train slows below 80 km/h, unless a ransom is paid. Police race to find the bombers and to learn how to defuse the bomb. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

They said it couldn't happen... But for 1500 passengers Bullet Train 109 became a nightmare journey that just couldn't be stopped!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bullet Train See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD) | (edited/dubbed) | (cut theatrical) | (Cut theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The number of passengers on the bullet train was around 1500. See more »

Alternate Versions

West German theatrical version was cut down to ca. 96 minutes. This version was the basis for all subsequent home video releases. Only in 2013 the complete version was released. See more »

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Excellent plot and fast-paced.
11 October 2001 | by dreaddy2See all my reviews

This movie was special in having an extremely interesting plot and fast paced action. The cast is excellent with then major Japanese star Sony Chiba playing a minor role. The mastermind, played by Ken Takakura, is cool, calculating, and very human as opposed to the plain evil vilains typical in those days. The action is excellent and credible in a time when special effects were not computer-generated. I'm convinced that the plot for the movie "Speed" was lifted from this movie. It's worth seeing. I'm currently looking for a copy on VHS or DVD but to no avail. "Help!"


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