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Shinkansen daibakuha (1975)

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 Shiomi ... Telephone Operator (as Etsuko Shihomi)
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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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

Publicity for the picture stated that bullet trains in real life cost more than $16 million each. It also stated that a bullet train could travel at speeds up to 242 kph (150 mph) making a 750 mile (1207 km) journey, such as the route between Hakatu and Tokyo, take only 7½ hours. See more »

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Excellent movie, worth watching
14 February 2006 | by ppeev3003See all my reviews

This movie is very good. It allows you to feel as if you are riding on one of Japan's bullet trains. (In Bulgaria, we call them 'arrow trains'). The movie plot follows in a very logical sequence, as the viewer is lead through the events from planting of the bomb to the eventual happy end. The characters of the terrorist are well played, as the motivations for their actions are explained. And their very human emotions of strife and hesitation are shown as we gradually learn who they are and what they want. Conversely, the train authorities are portrayed as brave people, who are taking prompt actions to eliminate the bomb. All in all, it is a movie that is pleasant to watch and will immerse you in a somewhat different world. The music, at times, becomes very gentle and dreamy (I wonder who composed the music and whether a soundtrack CD can be obtained from somewhere?) Watch this movie, it will be a memorable one for you!


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