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Boiling Point (1990)

3-4 x jûgatsu (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 19 November 1999 (USA)
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Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach.

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Takeshi Kitano

Writer:

Takeshi Kitano (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Takeshi Kitano ... Uehara (as 'Beat' Takeshi)
Yûrei Yanagi Yûrei Yanagi ... Masaki (as Masahiko Ono)
Yuriko Ishida ... Sayaka
Taka Guadalcanal Taka Guadalcanal ... Takashi Iguchi (as Takahito Iguchi)
Duncan Duncan ... Kazuo (as Minoru Iizuka)
Eri Fuse Eri Fuse ... Fumiyo
Makoto Ashikawa Makoto Ashikawa ... Akira
Rasshâ Itamae Rasshâ Itamae ... Takuya (as Hiroshi Suzuki)
Tsumami Edamame Tsumami Edamame ... Saburou (as Takahiko Aoki)
Bannai Matsuo Bannai Matsuo ... Naoya (as Kenzo Matsuo)
Rakkyo Ide ... Hajime (as Hiroshi Ide)
Meijin Serizawa Meijin Serizawa ... Makoto
Kengakusha Akiyama Kengakusha Akiyama ... Gas Pump Attendant
Naoko Shinohara Naoko Shinohara ... Sumiyo
Etsushi Toyokawa Etsushi Toyokawa ... Okinawa-Rengou Kumichou
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Storyline

Two members of a Japanese junior baseball team get mixed up with the local yakuza. After their coach is severely injured by the gangsters, the two boys set off to Okinawa to purchase a gun in order to get revenge. While in Okinawa they get befriended by a psychotic yakuza outcast who is planning a revenge of his own. Written by Todd K. Bowman <tkbowman@aol.com>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boiling Point See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,471, 16 May 1999
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Mono

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Despite being top-billed, Takeshi Kitano doesn't appear on screen until 48 minutes in, exactly halfway through the film. See more »

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A weirdly compelling film.
20 February 2000 | by contronaturaSee all my reviews

While not as good as some of Takeshi Kitano's other films like Violent Cop or Fireworks, this still has much to recommend it. For one, this has Kitano's always-stunning direction and twisted mix of comedy and shocking violence. Kitano himself appears in a small role as a gangster, and it's perhaps his most twisted role to date. I would probably only recommend this film to Kitano fans, since it is very muddled and not as tight as his other films. But as a Kitano fan myself, I did like it very much.


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