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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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Trivia

There is a audio commentary track with Jonathan Clements on the 2007 'Secret Agent Edition' Region 2 UK Manga Video DVD. See more »

Goofs

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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[first lines]
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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 »

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Golgo 13 and I
Performed by Cynthia Wood
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Japanese anime classic
5 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

I don't think hitman stories are overused. "Golgo 13" is the reason why I think this now. This movie was cool. It's interesting how people can make an animated movie, and treat it like a movie with real actors. Cartoons were never supposed to be like this. I was impressed. The action scenes were thrilling, it had great characters, and it was well acted too. The drama was actually strong in this movie. We focus on the father of this one person Golgo 13 killed, (It's not the whole movie. We focus on Golgo 13 too.) and it's strong. We see how bent on revenge he is, and it shows that your not just watching this for violence. If you like Japanese anime, then you'll like this one.


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