Violence, murder and terror become everyday occurrences in Little Tokyo. The tiny Japanese American community is taken over in an iron-fisted reign of terror by the infamous Yakuza organization. Yakuza mobsters extort money from the residents for the privilege of staying alive. One maverick detective and the brother of a dead Yakuza victim form their own counter death squad to fight the Yakuza. The detective and the surviving brother resort to every from of counter-terrorism, every weapon available, to stop the sinister Yakuza.Written by
Akashi (John Nishio)'s monologue about imagining one's final hour and the various ways of dying while meditating is taken from the unwritten Samurai code of conduct, known as Bushido, which states that absolute loyalty to death must be worked at every day. One should begin each day in quiet meditation, imagining one's final hour and various ways of dying - by bow and arrow, gun, spear, cut down by the sword, swallowed up by the sea, jumping into a fire, being struck by lightning, crushed in an earthquake, falling off a cliff, death from illness, sudden death - and thus one should begin the day by dying. See more »
After Akashi shoots the yakuza punk in Mickey's garden, Mickey says "that's not the one who killed your brother", but it was stated earlier that it was Akashi's sister who was killed by the yakuza, he told Mickey that he was her brother. See more »
The greatest Anti-Japanese Miami Vice rip off of the 80's!
WOAH! That's all I can say about Overkill! It has some of the greatest dialogue I have ever heard. Example- Guy: Sayonara. Guy2:What does that mean? Guy: It means goodbye. Never have I seen the horrors of the yakuza so expertly portrayed in a mindless action movie! I mean look at this guy! He kills people with a sword! Cool! See this movie and maybe they'll make Overkill 2: Ohaiyo! What does that mean?
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