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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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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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 ... 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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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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Trivia

The amount of the ransom was $5 million. See more »

Alternate Versions

This film was released in the United States in a English dubbed version as "The Bullet Train." This version was heavily cut which reduced its running time to approximately 115 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Speed (1994) See more »

User Reviews

 
Nice movie, but hard to find the video
25 March 2001 | by suresh-gSee all my reviews

I had seen this movie way long back in India when I was a Kid and enjoyed it. Now, I live and work in the USA. I would like to purchase this movie either in dvd, vcd or vhs format, but to my luck I am not able to find it's availability. If any one can help me on this I would really appreciate your efforts.

Suresh


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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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