France, 1801. Due to a minor, perceived slight mild-mannered Lieutenant d'Hubert is forced into a duel with the hot-headed, irrational Lieutenant Feraud. The disagreement ultimately results in scores of duels, spanning several years.
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
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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One of two 1989 movies entitled "Black Rain". A film about the aftermath of Hiroshima's atomic bombing by Shôhei Imamura was released the same year with a Japanese title Black Rain (1989) which translates to "Black Rain". The two films are, of course, totally unrelated. See more »
At the end of the movie Sato cuts the small finger of his left hand off and this bloodied hand, wrapped in a handkerchief, is displayed by him during his fight with Conklin. At one point during their fight Sato has his right arm around Conklin's neck and his right hand has the finger missing. Obviously they had flipped this shot. See more »
Look, I've been living in this country for seven years, and I still can't read the headlines. Yes means no. Maybe means never.
You still didn't answer my question. How do I get to him?
Let the police handle it. Nobody's going to help a gaijin.
Yeah, a stranger. A barbarian. A foreigner. Me and you... More you.
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The end credits begin with a Japanese kanji, which can be translated as "complete" or "end" and is sometimes used at the end of Japanese films. See more »
One of the Top Cop thrillers of the last century, supremely underrated.
Micheal Douglas has always been, at least for me, one of the better actors to portray a cop on screen. Very believable, very real, he just has a natural feel for this type of role. I think its due to the fact he starred as one on TV in "The Streets of San Francisco". Everything blends in this cop thriller. It oozes style and panache. It also has an underlying emotional core that I think gets underrated by critics. Douglas as Nick Conklin has some fine moments playing off the characters played by Andy Garcia, Kate Capshaw and especially Ken Takakura. This movie combines excellent acting, gorgeous cinematography, great atmosphere, along with some solid action set pieces...and gets it right. Director Ridley Scott brings all his cinematic guns to bear and spins these elements into a definitive police action thriller. I loved this flick when I saw it in 1989 and I still do. It may not be as audacious as when it premiered, time has seen to that(ex.action scenes have really gone virtual reality)but it's still a respectable addition to your DVD library. And of that fact there is no gray area!
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