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Marusa no onna 2 (1988)

Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.

Director:

Jûzô Itami

Writer:

Jûzô Itami
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nobuko Miyamoto ... Ryôko Itakura
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa ... Hanamura
Tetsurô Tanba ... Sadohara
Yasuo Daichi Yasuo Daichi ... Ijûin
Tôru Masuoka Tôru Masuoka ... Mishima
Kinzô Sakura Kinzô Sakura ... Kaneko
Tetsuya Itô Tetsuya Itô ... Sasatsukan-tachi
Takashi Kanematsu Takashi Kanematsu ... Sasatsukan-tachi
Hanbei Kawai Hanbei Kawai ... Sasatsukan-tachi
Masaru Sakurai Masaru Sakurai ... Sasatsukan-tachi
Retsu Kuratani Retsu Kuratani ... Sasatsukan-tachi
Kazumasa Takemoto Kazumasa Takemoto ... Sasatsukan-tachi
Maki Yonekura Maki Yonekura ... Sasatsukan-tachi
Takashi Saitô Takashi Saitô ... Sasatsukan-tachi
Yôjirô Mori Yôjirô Mori ... Sasatsukan-tachi
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Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher. Written by Reid Gagle

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Taxing Woman 2 See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$333,584
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Itami Productions See more »
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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I suppose it was inevitable
6 January 2011 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

Juzo Itami's sequel to his popular 1988 comedy has energy to spare, but there's more than a hint of redundancy in the further adventures of his intrepid, freckle-faced tax agent and her one-woman war against corporate greed. The new film is even more exaggerated than its predecessor, with enough sex, skullduggery, intrigue, and action to fuel any three James Bond thrillers, but as with most sequels the novelty is gone, and the scenario is desperately over-plotted (to say the least). Contrary to the film's title the heroine herself doesn't even return until well into the second half-hour, and then in a more limited role. What made the character so appealing in the original was her resemblance to a pint-sized Popeye Doyle (with most of the same obsessions), but here's she's reduced to being just another cog in a very stylish, very busy machine, running more or less on autopilot.


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