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Fall Guy (1982)

Kamata kôshinkyoku (original title)
A lowly obsequious member of a movie star's entourage agrees to marry his boss's pregnant mistress so he can continue his feckless lifestyle. He then takes up dangerous work as a stunt man ... See full summary »

Director:

Kinji Fukasaku

Writers:

Kôhei Tsuka (play), Kôhei Tsuka (screenplay)
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24 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keiko Matsuzaka Keiko Matsuzaka ... Konatsu
Morio Kazama Morio Kazama ... Ginshiro
Mitsuru Hirata Mitsuru Hirata ... Yasu
Chika Takami Chika Takami ... Tomoko
Daijirô Harada Daijirô Harada ... Tachibana
Keizô Kanie Keizô Kanie ... Film Director
Nijiko Kiyokawa Nijiko Kiyokawa ... Yasu's mother
Rei Okamoto Rei Okamoto ... Toku-san
Akira Shioji Akira Shioji ... Yamada
Harumi Sone Harumi Sone
Hyôe Enoki Hyôe Enoki ... Tome
Shiro Takano Shiro Takano
Kenjirô Ishimaru Kenjirô Ishimaru
Nagare Hagiwara ... Yuji
Toshiya Sakai Toshiya Sakai ... Makoto
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A lowly obsequious member of a movie star's entourage agrees to marry his boss's pregnant mistress so he can continue his feckless lifestyle. He then takes up dangerous work as a stunt man to support his new family. Duty and loyalty turn into something deeper.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Soundtracks

Kamata kôshin-kyoku
(Based on "Song of the Vagabonds" from 1929 operetta "The Vagabond King")
Written by Rudolf Friml (as Rudolph Friml)
Performed by Keiko Ishizaka, Morio Kazama and Mitsuru Hirata
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Entertaining romance/comedy
10 November 2002 | by noirfilmSee all my reviews

A bit player in samurai films does a favor for the hammy star actor by marrying the star's pregnant girlfriend. This movie includes a funny peek at samurai filmmaking. There's a memorable sequence of a filmed samurai battle scene on a staircase and the aftermath.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 October 1982 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Todestreppe See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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