6.8/10
2,334
27 user 14 critic

Golgo 13: The Professional (1983)

Golgo 13 (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Crime | 23 October 1992 (USA)
Trailer
1:38 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

After killing the son of a powerful oil tycoon, an assassin-for-hire becomes the target of American soldiers and superhuman killers.

Director:

Osamu Dezaki

Writers:

Takao Saitô (manga), Shûkei Nagasaka (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Golgo 13: Queen Bee (Video 1998)
Animation | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Golgo 13 is hired to assassinate Queen Bee, the second-in-command of a South American rebel army, to prevent her from killing the United States democratic presidential nominee.

Director: Osamu Dezaki
Stars: Tarô Arakawa, John DiMaggio, Kinryû Arimoto
Golgo 13 (2008–2009)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Duke Togo, a.k.a. Golgo 13, is a highly-skilled assassin hired only by those who pay top-dollar for his services - whether it's the FBI, CIA, industrial corporations or mafias. Regardless ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroshi Tachi, Mitsuo Senda, Chris Ayres
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Blood for Money! Sonny Chiba is "Golgo 13", a cold, calculating, ruthless assassin, working for the U.S. drug syndicate. His assignment: "take-out" Hong Kong's underworld kingpin. His only ... See full summary »

Director: Yukio Noda
Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Lun Chia, Etsuko Shiomi
Wicked City (1987)
Animation | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two agents - a lady-killer human and a voluptuous demon - attempt to protect a signatory to a peace ceremony between the human world and the "Black World" from radicalized demons.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Toshiko Fujita, Ichirô Nagai
Black Magic M-66 (Video 1987)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A freelance reporter discovers that two killer androids are running loose and have a little girl for a kill target.

Directors: Hiroyuki Kitakubo, Shirow Masamune
Stars: Yû Mizushima, Ichirô Nagai, Shinji Ogawa
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Cobra, a famous space pirate with a psycho-gun hidden in his left arm, supposed dead for two years, is back in action. He falls for bounty huntress Jane Flower, whom crime lord Necron wants dead, and tries to help her save her world.

Director: Osamu Dezaki
Stars: Shigeru Matsuzaki, Akiko Nakamura, Toshiko Fujita
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A practitioner of the deadly martial art "Hokuto Shinken" allies with two children and an expert in "Nanto Suicho-Ken" to fight against the rivals who kidnapped his lover and threaten the prosperity of mankind.

Director: Toyoo Ashida
Stars: Akira Kamiya, Yuriko Yamamoto, Kenji Utsumi
Gorugo 13 (1973)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Golgo 13 is assigned to murder a man named Boss Goa.

Director: Jun'ya Satô
Stars: Ken Takakura, Mohsen Sohrabi, Jaleh Sam
Angel Cop (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An elite anti-terrorist agent battles terrorists threatening Japan, but a mysterious third player is involved in their own way.

Stars: Mika Doi, Sharon Holm, Masashi Ebara
Goku Midnight Eye (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Cyberpunk anime OVA about an ex-cop turned private eye who uses his bionic eye that can hack into any computer system in the world and his mechanical quarterstaff that also serves as a laser weapon to take on crime.

Stars: Juji Matsuda, Norio Wakamoto, Daisuke Gôri
Dominion Tank Police (1988–1989)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a dystopic pollution ridden future, the tank police fight for law and order and cause massive collatorol destruction along the way.

Stars: Hiromi Tsuru, Masaaki Ôkura, Yûsaku Yara
Demon City Shinjuku (Video 1988)
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young warrior must finish what his father started by battling his way through a city of demons and defeat a diabolical psychic who has opened a portal to hell.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Hideyuki Hori, Hiromi Tsuru, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsurô Sagawa ... Duke Togo / Golgo 13 (voice)
Gorô Naya ... Leonard Dawson (voice)
Toshiko Fujita ... Cindy (voice)
Kôsei Tomita Kôsei Tomita ... Bob Bragan (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... General T. Jefferson (voice)
Reiko Mutô Reiko Mutô ... Laura Dawson (voice)
Kei Tomiyama Kei Tomiyama ... Robert Dawson (voice)
Shunsuke Shima Shunsuke Shima ... Pago (voice)
Rokurô Naya Rokurô Naya ... Bishop Moretti (voice)
Kôichi Chiba Kôichi Chiba ... The Clockmaker (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Bodyguard / Various (voice)
Issei Futamata ... Bodyguard / Various (voice)
Mitsuo Senda Mitsuo Senda ... Big Snake (voice)
Ichirô Murakoshi Ichirô Murakoshi ... E. Young, CIA (voice)
Shingo Kanemoto Shingo Kanemoto ... F. Garbin, FBI (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Indestructible to his enemies and irrestible to women, the professional assassin codenamed GOLGO 13 is shrouded in mystery and anonymity. If you're on his hit list your already dead. Always hired on his reputation alone, GOLGO 13 never breaks a contract. But can he survive the combine forces of the FBI, CIA, The Pentagon and the U.S. Army? Has the nameless agent finally met his match against the superhuman powers of the Snake and the twin evils of the psychopathic mercenaries, Gold and Silver? Written by <a.leahy@uws.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A sophisticated anime thriller See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Professional: Golgo 13 See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The CG sequence with the skeletons featured on the DVD was originally omitted from the VHS versions released in the US, for reasons unknown. See more »

Goofs

When Golgo 13 fires his revolver at Gold and Silver as they leap at him, Silver's prosthetic left leg is not drawn correctly, and looks like his normal right leg. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Air Traffic Controller: Flight 101, maintain course correction at 1000 feet, and hold in the pattern. You will be cleared to land on Runway 4 East in two minutes.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The R1 Urban Vision DVD uses Japanese 80's pop music in the opening and closing of the English language track, but uses instrumental jazz variations of those songs in the Japanese language track. See more »

Alternate Versions

Golgo 13: The Professional was banned in Singapore. See more »

Connections

Version of Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Golgo 13 and I
Performed by Cynthia Wood
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Best Anime Ever.
5 January 2006 | by Golgo-13See all my reviews

Since this is now out on DVD, none of you have any excuse for not having seen it. When it comes to assassins, Golgo 13 is the man. Period. (He's not too shabby with the ladies either.) After completing one of his jobs, a hit on a powerful and very connected businessman's son, he becomes the target for revenge. Killing Golgo 13, though, is no easy task at all. The story here is solid, with some great moments (like the ending), cool sub-plots, twisted characters, and plenty of bloody action. The execution of this classic (1983) anime is, in a word, stylish. Freeze frames, split screens, and other such techniques are prevalent throughout. There's also a noirish feel to much of the film, often accompanied by soft, bluesy-type music. Of course, being made so many years ago, much of it seems dated (especially the very early CGI helicopters) but for me, it's a minor complaint…the movie still rocks hard. Check it out. Now. (If you don't have a proper audio system, I recommend changing the track on the DVD to mono to avoid a tinny echo sound on the voices.)


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 27 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed