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The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)

Golgo 13 (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Crime | 23 October 1992 (USA)
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After killing the son of a powerful oil tycoon, an assassin-for-hire becomes the target of American soldiers and superhuman killers.

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

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The car Rita was driving was a Ford Thunderbird. See more »

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When Cindy confronts Golgo 13 on horseback, she is armed with a M11 sub-machine gun (the same kind used by her bodyguards), despite not procuring one before she began riding to meet him. See more »

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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 »

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He shoots! He scores!
15 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

The baddest professional asassain I've ever seen! Good anime flick. The main character, golgo 13 is a character so stoic, so stonefaced, that he hardly cracks even a hint of emotion even when in the act of having hot sex. There's a good deal of that in the movie, and it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the plot, but that's the standard bug about most anime movies I've seen. Oh well, the kiddos should get a good thrill out of it anyway. The action is intense! This guy is an amazing shot, with either his modified M 16 or his revolver. My favorite scene is when he goes head to head with Snake (a repulsive, toothless villain who uses bladed yo-yos to kill his victims. I'm not making this up,) in an elevator. The final brawl he had with the twin killers Silver and Gold was cool too, but given how much they hyped up the two characters beforehand, I frankly expected them to put up more of a fight. Anyway, it's a great anime flick.


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