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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was originally slated to direct, but had to bow out when he discovered his lead actor could only be available for periods of ten days at a time due to television commitments. The lead actor Takeshi Kitano
already cast as Azuma, offered the job after a joking reference to possibly doing it, took over the director's chair after heavily rewriting the script to remove all traces of comedy. See more
[Azuma has run over a man with a car.
Why'd you hit him?... He might be dead!
[The man appears suddenly and begins smashing out their windows with a bat.
Does he look dead to you, idiot?!
There are no opening credits beyond the title. See more
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
Main theme is an electronic variation of the above title by Erik Satie See more