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Riding Bean (1989)

A superhuman outlaw courier and his female partner/manager are framed for the kidnapping of a millionaire's daughter.

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Kenichi Sonoda
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Bean Bandit (voice)
Naoko Matsui ... Rally Vincent (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Semmerling (voice)
Kei Tomiyama Kei Tomiyama ... Percy (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Carrie (voice)
Chieko Honda ... Chelsea Grimwood (voice)
Jun Hasumi Jun Hasumi ... George Grimwood (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ... The Chief (voice)
Nobuo Tobita ... Dick (voice)
Michitaka Kobayashi Michitaka Kobayashi ... Morris / Robber (voice)
Kôzô Shioya Kôzô Shioya ... Guard (voice)
Kazumi Tanaka Kazumi Tanaka ... Guard (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi ... Guard (voice)
Tomoko Maruo Tomoko Maruo ... Waitress (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Arnold David Arnold ... George Grimwood (voice)
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Storyline

Based on the manga (Japanese graphic novels) of the same name, this OAV is set in Chicago and (Original Animation Video) follows the adventures of expert "wheel man" Bean Bandit and his girlfriend Rally as they become mixed up in an intricate kidnapping plot involving a millionaire and his daughter. Riding Bean's creator, Kenichi Sonada, was heavily influenced by the movie The Blues Brothers. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <cmeadows@nyx.cs.du.edu>

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He doesn't just break the traffic laws, He mangles them!


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Боб на колесах See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Artmic,Toshiba EMI,Youmex See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

License plate on a police car is "THX-114B", a reference to _THX 1138 (1970)_. See more »

Quotes

Rally Vincent: [Twenty armed guards surround the car] My, my. All those nice men gathering around us. I wonder what they're doing when they're not so busy.
Bean Bandit: Drink, smoke, watch TV, and gamble. It's a tradition.
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Connections

Referenced in Anime Abandon: Judge (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Runnin' The Road
(Ending Theme)
Music and Lyrics by Phil Perry & David Garfield
Vocal and Chorus: Phil Perry
Drums: Carlos Vega
Bass: Jimmy Johnson
Keyboards: David Garfield
Guitar: Mike Landau
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great fun
17 December 2001 | by al_phillips2000See all my reviews

Your typical Anime with cars, action, women, crazy policemen, and invulnerable hero. The main hero, Bean Bandit, is a bit too powerful ( is he supposed to be a robot ?) His car is crazy in a good way and basically this film exists on its car chase scenes.


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