Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results. While investigating a series of drug-related homicides, Azuma discovers that his friend and colleague, Iwaki, is supplying drugs from within the police force. After Iwaki is murdered and Azuma's sister is kidnapped, he breaks all the rules to dish out his particular form of justice.
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often clashed with the crew, especially in regards to the visual style. When Azuma (Kitano) is walking to the police station, Kitano didn't want to show his whole head, his face would be partially out of the frame. This caused tension with the crew and Kitano often met with strong opposition. In the end, Kitano partially managed to achieve the visual style he was aiming for as he and the crew had frequent discussions and yet could not resolve their differences. The end result was an unplanned mixture of scenes shot with the cinematographer, Yasushi Sasakibara
's sensibilities, and scenes which Kitano forced the crew to shoot the way he wanted. See more
So you're replacing Iwaki?
Except I'm much smarter.
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When the film was released in Swedish cinemas in 1992, it was censored with a little more than one minute for violence, the cuts were made in the following scenes:
- The policeman getting assaulted before he gets his head crushed by a baseball bat.
- The scene where Azuma assaults Hazishume on the toilet, and the finger cutting sequence.
- The following cuts are when Azuma assaults the killer in the locker room and a bloody execution scene at the end.
Referenced in Dead or Alive
Sono otoko, kyoboni tsuki (Sax Version)
Music by Daisaku Kume
Arranged by Daisaku Kume
Produced by Kazuyoshi Okuyama
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