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Two NYC cops arrest a Yakuza member and must escort him when he's extradited to Japan.

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Nick Conklin
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Charlie Vincent
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Masahiro
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Joyce
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Sato
Shigeru Kôyama ...
Ohashi (as Shigeru Koyama)
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Oliver
Guts Ishimatsu ...
Katayama
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Nashida
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Sugai
Miyuki Ono ...
Miyuki
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Frankie (as Luis Guzman)
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The Kid (as John A. Costelloe)
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Berg
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Crown
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Yudell
Edmund Ikeda ...
Japanese Businessman
Tomo Nagasue ...
Japanese Translator
Clem Caserta ...
Abolofia
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Bobby
George Kyle ...
Farentino
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Detective
Joe Perce ...
Detective
Louis Cantarini ...
Detective
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Japanese / American Translator
Toshio Sato ...
Japanese Embassy Official
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Yashimoto
Roy K. Ogata ...
Sato's Man (as Roy Ogata)
Shirô Oishi ...
Sato's Man (as Shiro Oishi)
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Sugai's Man
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Sugai's Man
Jôji Shimaki ...
Sugai's Man
Gorô Sasa ...
Ohashi's Man
Taro Ibuki ...
Ohashi's Man
Daisuke Awaji ...
Ohashi's Man
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Karaoke Singer
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Escort Officer
Shôtarô Hayashi ...
Mediator (as Shotaro Hayashi)
Toshishiro Obata ...
Mediator (as Toshihiro Obata)
Michiko Tsushima ...
Noodle Woman
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Peggy
John Gotay ...
Danny
Matthew Porac ...
Patrick
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Masahiro's Son
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Joe, the Bartender
Mitchell Bahr ...
Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Japanese Police
Ken Enomoto ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Sato's Yakuza Enforcer (uncredited)
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Sato's Yakuza Assassin (uncredited)
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Sato's Man (uncredited)
Scott Nagatani ...
Piano Player (uncredited)
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Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
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Motorcyclist (uncredited)
Mak Takano ...
Tattoed Yakuza (uncredited)
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Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
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Nori, Bar Hostess (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ridley Scott

Written by

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Craig Bolotin ... (written by) &
Warren Lewis ... (written by)

Produced by

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Craig Bolotin ... executive producer
Stanley R. Jaffe ... producer
Julie Kirkham ... executive producer
Sherry Lansing ... producer
Yosuke Mizuno ... line producer: Japan
Alan Poul ... associate producer

Music by

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Hans Zimmer

Cinematography by

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Jan de Bont ... director of photography (as Jan De Bont)

Film Editing by

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Tom Rolf

Editorial Department

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Jacqueline Cambas ... additional editor
Nancy Frazen ... second assistant editor
Garet Gluck ... apprentice editor
William D. Gordean ... additional editor (as William Gordean)
Aubrey Head ... color timer
Deborah Peretz ... second assistant editor
Robert P. Walzer ... apprentice editor
William Webb ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Dianne Crittenden

Production Design by

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Norris Spencer

Art Direction by

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John Jay Moore ... (as John J. Moore)
Herman F. Zimmerman

Set Decoration by

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Leslie Bloom
John M. Dwyer
Richard C. Goddard
Alan Hicks ... (as John Alan Hicks)

Costume Design by

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Ellen Mirojnick

Makeup Department

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Richard Alonzo ... prosthetic makeup artist
Allan A. Apone ... prosthetic makeup artist (as Allan Apone)
Fred C. Blau Jr. ... makeup artist (as Fred C. Blau)
Kathryn Blondell ... hair stylist (as Kathryn L. Blondell)
Richard Dean ... makeup artist
Arnold Gargiulo ... prosthetics
Michael Hancock ... tattoo artist (as Michael A. Hancock)
Yasue Ishikawa ... hair stylist: Japan / makeup artist: Japan
Susan V. Kalinowski ... hair stylist
Mark Maitre ... prosthetics
Neal Martz ... prosthetic makeup artist
Angela Plasschaert ... assistant makeup artist
Lyndell Quiyou ... hair stylist
Christina Smith ... makeup artist
Yukio Ueda ... hair stylist: Japan / makeup artist: Japan
Ken Walker ... prosthetic makeup artist (as Kenneth David Walker)
Monty Westmore ... makeup artist
Akemi Yoshikado ... hair stylist: Japan / makeup artist: Japan

Production Management

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Mel Dellar ... unit production manager (as Mel D. Dellar)
Yuki Otsuka ... unit manager: Japan (as Yûkichi Ohtsuka)
David Salven ... unit production manager
Michael Tadross ... unit production manager
William Watkins ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bobby Bass ... second unit director
Jodi Ehrlich ... second assistant director
Bettiann Fishman ... second assistant director
Tetsuo Funabashi ... assistant director
Katy Garretson ... dga trainee (as Kathleen E. Garretson)
Bob Lewis ... additional second assistant director
Dennis Maguire ... first assistant director: second unit
Kenneth Payton ... second assistant director: second unit
Aldric La'auli Porter ... first assistant director
Benjamin Rosenberg ... first assistant director
Akiko Sakagame ... second assistant director: Japan (as Akiko N. Sakagami)
Masayuki Taniguchi ... first assistant director: Japan
Eric Wall ... additional second assistant director
Cellin Gluck ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Richard T. Allen ... construction coordinator
Rubin Andreatta ... greensman (as Rubin A. Andreatta)
Richard J. Bayard ... construction coordinator
James R. Bayliss ... set designer
James Betts ... painter (as Jim Betts)
Gary Clark ... painter (as Gary A. Clark)
Yasushi Daikoji ... property master: Japan
Glen R. Feldman ... assistant property master (as Glenn R. Feldman)
James V. Gartland ... head construction grip
Michael W. Hirabayashi ... art department technical advisor
Michael P. Hunter ... assistant property master
Roger M. Janson ... construction foreperson (as Roger Janson)
Alan S. Kaye ... set designer
Sherman Labby ... illustrator
Loren Levy ... property person
Robert Maddy ... set designer
John Matheson ... general construction foreperson
Dave Newhouse ... greensman (as David Newhouse)
Douglas W. Randall ... carpenter
Thomas Saccio ... property master
Kyoji Sasaki ... set decorator: Japan
John Schacht ... lead person (as John A. Schacht)
Charles Sertin ... property person
Barton M. Susman ... lead person
Kazuo Takenaka ... art director: Japan
Robert Van Dyke ... propmaker foreman
Kenneth Weinberg ... assistant property master
Dean Wilson ... property master
Robert A. Woolfe ... scenic artist
Max E. Brehme ... props (uncredited)
Teresa Carriker-Thayer ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Andrew Neskoromny ... set designer (uncredited)
Michael Saccio ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Robert Topol ... master scenic artist: New York (uncredited)
M. Tony Trotta ... camera scenic artist: New York (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Richard Adams ... sound editor
Milton C. Burrow ... supervising sound editor
Neil Burrow ... sound editor
Scott Burrow ... sound editor
Greg Curda ... foley mixer
Gordon Davidson ... sound editor
Stephen Dewey ... additional sound effects
Ken Dufva ... foley artist
Dan Engstrom ... assistant sound editor
David Lee Fein ... foley artist
Mark C. Grech ... utility sound technician
Douglas Greenfield ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
John G. Hill ... apprentice sound editor
Jeff Levy ... commentary production mixer
Kelly L. Manger ... assistant sound editor
Robyn A. Manger ... apprentice sound editor
William L. Manger ... supervising sound editor
Larry Mann ... sound editor
Donald O. Mitchell ... re-recording mixer
Kevin O'Connell ... re-recording mixer
Wendy Oates ... looping coordinator
Richard Oswald ... sound editor
Kay Rose ... sound editor
Greg P. Russell ... re-recording mixer
James Sabat ... production sound mixer (as James J. Sabat)
Louis Sabat ... boom operator
Timothy P. Salmon ... boom operator
Chester Slomka ... sound editor (as Chester L. Slomka)
Bill Voigtlander ... adr editor
Keith A. Wester ... production sound mixer
Bill Wylie ... sound editor
Jim Yant ... sound editor
Dale Bartlett ... sound editor (uncredited)
Jack Keller ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Al Griswold ... special effects (as Albert Griswold)
Todd Jensen ... special effects
Stan Parks ... special effects supervisor
Ken Pepiot ... special effects (as Kenneth D. Pepiot)
Kevin Quibell ... special effects (as Kevin S. Quibell)
John Chapot ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Andy Clement ... special makeup effects (uncredited)
Michael Meier ... pyrotechnician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Wayne Baker ... effects camera assistant (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jay Amor ... stunts
Gregory J. Barnett ... stunts (as Greg Barnett)
Bobby Bass ... stunt coordinator
Peter Bucossi ... stunts
Phil Chong ... stunts
Clarke Coleman ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Davis ... stunts
Andy Duppin ... stunts
Kenny Endoso ... stunts
Frank Ferrara ... stunts
Al Goto ... stunts
John Hateley ... stunts
Peter Hock ... stunts
Daishi Ichizawa ... stunts
Brian Imada ... stunts
Steven Ito ... stunts (as Steve Ito)
John Kayton ... stunts
Daniel Lee ... stunts (as Danny Lee)
Geoff Lee ... stunts (as Geoff M. Lee)
Leo Lee ... stunts
Al Leong ... stunts
Jim Lovelett ... stunts (as James Lovelett)
Harry Madsen ... stunts
John Patrick McLaughlin ... stunts
Garry Pastore ... utility stunts
Sandy Richman ... stunts
Michael Runyard ... stunts (as Michael G. Runyard)
Bill M. Ryusaki ... stunts (as Bill Ryusaki)
Alex Stevens ... stunts
Mak Takano ... stunts
Hiroshi Tom Tanaka ... stunts (as Tom Tanaka)
David Webster ... stunts
Danny Wong ... stunts
Thomas J. Larsen ... stunts (uncredited)
James Lew ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Saito ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Howard Atherton ... additional photographer
Larry J. Aube ... first company grip
David Augsburger ... second assistant camera
Ed Ayer ... chief lighting technician (as Edward A. Ayer)
Robert L. Blatman ... aerial photography technician (as Rob Blatman)
Buz Brown ... aeriel photography technician
David Canestro ... second company grip
Michael J. Coo ... dolly grip
Jerry DeBlau ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Jerry De Blau)
John W. DeBlau ... chief lighting technician (as John W. De Blau)
Frank Detone Jr. ... best boy grip
James 'Packy' Dolan ... chief lighting technician (as James E. Dolan)
Richie Ford ... electrician
Steven W. Gage ... grip (as Steve Gage)
Bill Gerardo ... second assistant camera (as William Gerardo)
Vinnie Gerardo ... first assistant camera (as Vincent Gerardo)
Craig Haagensen ... camera operator
Howard J. Hand ... first assistant camera
David James ... still photographer
Michael Kelem ... aerial photography technician
Ted J. Kredo ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Ted Kredo)
Bobby Mancuso ... second assistant camera (as Robert Mancuso)
Nicholas J. Musuraca ... first assistant camera
Mitsuki Nakamura ... first company grip: Japan (as Mitsuyoshi Nakamura)
David B. Nowell ... aerial photographer (as David Nowell)
Takeshi Ohkubo ... chief lighting technician: Japan
Billy Patsos ... dolly grip (as William Patsos)
George Patsos ... first company grip
Richard Randall ... grip (as Richard Jeffrey Randall)
Calmar Roberts ... first assistant camera (as Calmar King Roberts Jr.)
Robin Roberts ... second company grip (as Robin L. Roberts)
David Roth ... second assistant camera
Alan B. Samuels ... video assistant
Andrew D. Schwartz ... still photographer (as Andy Schwarz)
Lance Shepherd ... electrician
Phillip Silver ... video assistant (as Philip A. Silver)
Bruce W. Talamon ... still photographer
Sharon L. Wilson ... second assistant camera
Alexander Witt ... camera operator (as Alexander B. Witt)
Moose Enright ... electrician (uncredited)
Craig Haagensen ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Tom Hopkins ... video assist operator: Japan (uncredited)
Ron Kunecke ... musco light operator (uncredited)
Robert Shepherd ... house electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Joy Dickson ... casting associate
Steve Dobbins ... extras casting
Debi Manwiller ... casting assistant (as Debbie Manwiller)
Nobuaki Murooka ... casting: Japan
Melissa Skoff ... additional casting
Joy Todd ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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William A. Campbell ... wardrobe supervisor
Lisa Grace Erndt ... costumer
Joseph L. Gruca ... costumer
Elaine Maser ... costumer (as Elaine P. Maser)
Jennifer L. Parsons ... costume supervisor
Kazuko Shimada ... wardrobe coordinator: Japan
Melissa Stanton ... wardrobe supervisor (as Melissa A. Stanton)
Richard von Ernst ... assistant costume designer (as Richard Von Ernst)

Location Management

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Robert Doyle ... location manager
Susumu Ejima ... location manager: Japan
Kazuaki Enomoto ... location manager: Japan
Ken Haber ... location manager (as Kenneth Haber)
Kenichi Horii ... location manager: Japan
Eric Klosterman ... location manager (as Eric S. Klosterman)
Steven Shkolnik ... location manager (as Steve Shkolnik)
Atsushi Takayama ... location manager: Japan

Music Department

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James Flamberg ... supervising music editor
Norman Ludwin ... musician
Jay Rifkin ... music scoring mixer
Richard Rudolph ... music supervisor (as Dick Rudolph)
Shirley Walker ... conductor / orchestrator
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Bob Bornstein ... music preparation (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Malcolm McNab ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
David Paich ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Laura Perlman ... music editor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Luca Kouimelis ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Bill Curry Jr. ... transportation captain (as William J. Curry Jr.)
Lee Garibaldi ... transportation co-captain
Masahiro Hirose ... transportation manager: Japan
Dennis Salomone Sr. ... transportation co-captain (as Dennis Salomone)
Tommy Tancharoen ... transportation coordinator (as Vanchat 'Tommy' Tancharoen)

Additional Crew

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Mary Ellen Brennan ... video coordinator
Alan Brown ... dialogue coach
Gary Burns ... assistant: Mr. Scott (as Cary Burns)
Kevin Richard Buxbaum ... accountant (as Kevin R. Buxbaum)
Laura Carriker ... production assistant
Al Cerullo ... helicopter pilot
Jeff Chamberlain ... dialogue coach
Maggie Constantinidis ... assistant: Mr. Jaffe
Peter DePalma ... assistant: Mr. Douglas
Boyce R. Doyle ... special consultant: end credits
Kim Festa ... assistant: Ms. Lansing
Dan Furst ... dialogue coach
Mimi Polk Gitlin ... production associate
Cellin Gluck ... production assistant
Anthony Goldschmidt ... title designer: main titles
Michiyo Hayashi ... assistant: Mr. Jaffe, Japan
Claudio Jacobellis ... production assistant
Debra D. Jeffreys ... assistant production office coordinator
Thomas B. Jones ... craft service
Keiko Kanzaki ... assistant: Mr. Douglas, Japan
Carol Keith ... assistant production office coordinator
Terry Ladin ... production office coordinator (as Terry Ellen Ladin)
David R. Lawson ... first aid
Yuriko Mameshiro ... accountant: Japan
Carol Mann ... assistant: Ms. Lansing
Patt McCurdy ... production office coordinator
Kim McLaren ... assistant production accountant
Alison Meyer ... production assistant
Justin Morrit ... production assistant
Eric Myers ... unit publicist
Koichi Nakajima ... translation advisor: Japanese
Trisha O'Brien ... assistant: Mr. Jaffe
Mitsuko Oki ... assistant: Mr. Mizuno, Japan
Jennifer Pinkerton ... assistant production office coordinator
Bob Roddy ... first aid
Wendi Rose ... production assistant
Debbie Schwab ... production office coordinator (as Deborah L. Schwab)
Jake Scott ... assistant: Mr. Spencer
Frank Serrano ... production assistant
Robert Thorson ... production auditor (as Bob Thorson)
Roni Wheeler ... production assistant (as Roni Wheeler-Poole)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc ... helicopter pilot (as Bob Zajonc)
William M. DeLuca ... mechanic (uncredited)
Seiji Okamura ... bilingual assistant unit publicist (uncredited)
Aaron Sadovsky ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Yûsaku Matsuda ... in memory of

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Harald Mayr

Plot Keywords
Taglines An American Cop in Japan. Their country. Their laws. Their game. His rules. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Crna kiša (Croatia)
  • 黑雨 (Taiwan)
  • Чорний дощ (Ukraine)
  • Fekete eső (Hungary)
  • Chuva Negra (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 125 min
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Box Office

Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $9,677,102, 24 Sep 1989
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $134,212,055

Did You Know?

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Trivia Yûsaku Matsuda's last film role. Matsuda knew he had bladder cancer and that his condition would be aggravated by acting in the movie. He elected to do so anyway, unbeknownst to director Sir Ridley Scott, reportedly saying, "This way, I will live forever." On November 6, 1989, less than seven weeks after the film's American premiere, Matsudo died of his bladder cancer at the age of 40. The film is dedicated to his memory. See more »
Goofs When Sato has Charlie cornered in the parking garage, and is about to behead him, he looks back at Conklin, and draws a weapon. That looks to be a Wakizashi (Japanese side-sword to accompany the Katana). As he rides off to behead Charlie, he is scraping along the ground a much larger sword (Katana). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sea of Love/True Love/The Big Picture/Shirley Valentine/The Rachel Papers (1989). See more »
Soundtracks I'll Be Holding On See more »
Crazy Credits 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 »
Quotes Nick Conklin: Just hope they got a Nip in this building who speaks fucking English.
Matsumoto Masahiro: [overhearing] Assistant Inspector Matsumoto Masahiro, Criminal Investigation section, Osaka Prefecture police. And I do speak fucking English.
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