Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game the Japanese way.Written by
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Yusaku Matsuda's own personal "Blu Sera" Ferrari Testarossa is seen sitting on the right side of the shot at Dotonbori bridge, prior to Nick and Charlie entering the club to bear witness to a murder. In reality, vehicles are not allowed to sit alongside Dotonbori bridge in Osaka; they are only allowed to pass alongside the sideroads parallel to the bridge. See more »
In the police station, Masahiro holds the telephone receiver in his left hand. In the next shot, in the background, he is holding it in his right hand. See more »
STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs
Ridley Scott scored again with Black Rain,a stylish and engaging thriller.The movie has an absorbing visual feel to it,as well as an involving story to move things move along nicely.On the performances front,Michael Douglas makes for an even more convincing action man than I would have given him credit for and Andy Garcia brings his usual searing intensity in his screen presence to the role of the sidekick,but the real star of the show is Yusaku Matsuda,who sadly died shortly after the film was released,as the villain,bringing a creepy and sadistic undertone to his role.***
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