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Golgo 13: The Professional (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.

Director:

Osamu Dezaki

Writers:

Takao Saitô (manga), Shûkei Nagasaka (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... 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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 October 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Professional: Golgo 13 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's English title was extended to include "The Professional" before the title character's name because Carl Macek - who wanted the films released by his company (Streamline Pictures) to appeal to anime fans and ordinary film-goers alike - feared that those unfamiliar with the manga would think that the standalone film was part of a series. The "Professional" title had previously been used by LEED Publishing and Viz Media's localization of the Golgo 13 story "The Argentine Tiger". See more »

Goofs

When Cindy falls to the ground after being shot by Golgo 13, her neck wound is not visible. 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.
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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

The original Streamline Pictures in the USA in the early 90s deleted the original opening credit sequence. When the film was re-released by Urban Vision Entertainment on VHS, the film's title sequence was included although heavily altered by only including freeze frames of the opening animation and playing music that was not on the original version. See more »

Connections

Followed by Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Golgo 13 and I
Performed by Cynthia Wood
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stylish kill-fest
17 December 2001 | by al_phillips2000See all my reviews

James Bond served Japanese-style. Not much character development of Golgo 13, just a suave assassin who enjoys the pleasures of women. Just look at his face during the coupling scenes and you see that his blood runs ice-cold. There is much humour, and many ridiculous killers, from Snake to Silver & Gold. The narrative telling the background story of Silver & Gold is priceless and worth the viewing of this film just for that scene. I am talking about the 2 guys dropped into the jungle without food or weapons for 30 days and they both killed a whole army of guys.


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