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Sêrâ-fuku to kikanjû (1981)

A teenage delinquent schoolgirl named Izumi Hoshi inherits her father's Yakuza clan.

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Credited cast:
Hiroko Yakushimaru ... Hoshi, Izumi
Tsunehiko Watase ... Sakuma, Makoto
Rentarô Mikuni ... Hajime Sandaiji, Futoccho
Yuki Kazamatsuri ... Sandaiji, Mayumi
Kazuo Kitamura ... Hamaguchi
Akira Emoto ... Kuroki
Masaaki Daimon ... Masa
Makoto Satô
Minori Terada ... Hagiwara
... Ryuji Hoshi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shinpei Hayashiya ... Hiko
Ken Mitsuishi ... Shuhei
Tatsuya Oka ... Tetsuo
Yôsuke Saitô ... Detective
Toshiya Sakai ... Akira
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A teenage delinquent schoolgirl named Izumi Hoshi inherits her father's Yakuza clan.

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Sailor Suit and Machine Gun  »

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Nice idea, but …..
9 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

What a shame. The only good thing about this deservedly obscure cheapie is the idea. To work properly, a comic caper like this one needs plenty of action, well-measured pace, strategic shots of comedy, and at least some sympathy for the characters. Above all, timing is critical. Perhaps the biggest flaw is the timing is simply not good enough. There are long introspective segments which do not add to the story, separating the too-few action sequences. When the fighting starts, it usually does not make a lot of sense, and jarrs rather than thrills. There is some character-based comedy, but the film is so poorly pieced together that the pathetic gangsters rarely raise a chuckle.

The direction is sloppy at best. The script needs work. The pacing is completely off. And the actors are, frankly, not very good.

A sad misfire.


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