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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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Osamu Dezaki

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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 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)
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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>

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Spreading through the world like wildfire... the thrilling, timeless tale gets in your face! See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the earliest anime productions to use CGI. It did not become a common addition to the genre until the mid-90s with the advent of Macross Plus and Ghost in the Shell. See more »

Goofs

The Ford dealership that Rita runs in San Francisco displays models (including the modified Ford Laser hatchback Golgo 13 uses in his getaway) that were produced for the European market only. The only exception in this case is Rita's Ford Thunderbird. See more »

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[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.
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Crazy Credits

Due to Streamline Pictures' policy of replacing Japanese opening credit sequences with English language ones, the CG/stop-motion opening is replaced with the film's logo as it appears on posters and in advertising. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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Golgo 13 and I
Performed by Cynthia Wood
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He shoots! He scores!
15 June 2001 | by solitaire_77See 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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